My nine-year-old son is bilingual English/French (British father, French mother) and absolutely devours books for his age in both languages (ie his reading age in both languages seems roughly equal), and is keen to learn a third language.

He has been fascinated by the 'visuals' and culture of China for many years now, and seeing him understand the benefits of being able to speak multiple languages, plus the plasticity that bilingualism brings, I would like to at least show him some resources for learning Chinese to see what he makes of them.

Are there any good resources aimed at children for learning Chinese? Is it even a good idea? Nobody in our family can speak Chinese, so we wouldn't be able to offer any help whatsoever.

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