A Book Review & Giveaway: A Cantonese Picture Book for Your Little Kids

There has been a significant increase in the number of Chinese books sold by online bookstores with pinyin to help people who are learning Mandarin Chinese, but there are not as many similar books for people who are learning Cantonese Chinese.  Today, I’m excited to introduce a book with Cantonese romanization that you can use to teach your kids Cantonese. (more…)

Hoffman Academy 2.0 Giveaway & Review!

In January 2017, our favorite online piano program, Hoffman Academy,  updated and launched Hoffman Academy 2.0 which has several new features on their website that will make learning music much more effective and fun. Today, I'm honored to test it out with my kids, write a review, and hold a GIVEAWAY for you to try it out as well. By the end of this post, I am sure you will be super excited about this awesome piano program. If you have never heard about this awesome and FREE online piano program but want to know more, you can read my first review right HERE. Are you ready?   (more…)

My Favorite Piano Program GIVEAWAY + A Review of the Hoffman Academy

Music can help with learning languages. Do you agree? Have you seen a connection between the two? Helen Doron English wrote a post titled "How Music Helps Children Learn" where she clearly explains all the benefits music can bring to children's learning: "Music is one of the few activities that involves using the whole brain. It is inherent in all cultures and can have surprising benefits not only for acquiring language, improving memory and focusing attention but also for physical coordination and development.  Music encourages learning and enhances communication. In recent years, we’ve learned a lot about how the brain develops." I plan on writing more posts in the future on how music assists in learning Chinese, a...