I'm not talking about instructional videos and bi-lingual videos. Just Mandarin cartoon videos which a young child, with the ability to naturally absorb a new language, can use to learn Mandarin.

  • River Dragon King (note: paywall) has plenty positive references from my friends. They have some teasers on Youtube for your consideration.
    – bytebuster
    Oct 1, 2012 at 11:04
  • Thx bytebuster. I think that one is bilingual rather than just Chinese.
    – Dan
    Oct 1, 2012 at 16:25
  • How young is the child? I am not familiar with BBC's Wuzzy (never heard of it), but for a 4 year old, 黑猫警长 is quite suitable in my opinion. Oct 2, 2012 at 2:49
  • She's 4. Thank you.
    – Dan
    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:52
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I think you mean Muzzy? I've never seen that show, but I do have a 5 year old and I regularly let him watch videos from CCTV's official video site which has full length episodes of things like Thomas and Friends in Chinese Mandarin.

My recommendation is to show your child 小小智慧树 link to video page here. This is a popular children's TV show in China and is educational, directed at younger children and has quite simple dialogue. Each episode also has a simple song and poem which my son found easy to sing along with.

On the video page you will notice their are videos marked 《小小智慧树》 followed by a date e.g. 20120928. These are the full length episodes.

I find showing my son these shows are much more valuable than having him stare blankly at cartoons as they encourage participation via dance, song and activities.

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