Online: Mandarin Play Time

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4 - 6 yrs


Mon, Jun 7, 2021 - Aug 30, 2021


4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT


8 students

Class Experience

Our class introduces Chinese in a fun and relatable way to kids age 4 to 6. They will be immersed in Chinese through songs and games. They will be excited to start speaking Chinese at play. Carefully designed and led by our experts and credentialed teachers, the curriculum is connected with the rest of iCanMandarin. Your child can advance seamlessly whenever they are ready, toward higher levels of learning.


Classes will be held in iCanMandarin Online Classrooms on the Zoom platform.
We kindly ask that your child shows up in the online class five minutes before lesson starts to sort out last-minute technical difficulties.

If this time doesn't work for you, come to for our full schedule or contact us at!

Other Things To Know

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How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

What To Bring

  • Bring paper and markers or crayons!
  • Make sure your child has video and

Reviews for iCanMandarin

4.8 out of 5

Based on 29 provider ratings


May 7, 2021


I like the exposure my daughter receives to a second language. I love that there’s English and then Chinese translation.


I wish the instructor would mute the children during Storytime. There was one child that kept interrupting. We are paying to hear the teacher, not the student. Other virtual classes I have attended would mute the students and then unmute them when it’s time to speak.

Bilingual Story Time with the Author
Location: Online

Rui P.

Jan 8, 2021


Read several storybooks of the same topic, like the "vehicles". Let the students draw pictures while listening to the two teachers reading the stories in English and Mandarin sentence by sentence.


Too many youtube cartoon songs. I don't think using the class time to watch youtube videos is a good education. They watched a lot at home already. Little teaching about the meaning and writing method. Only shows the character with pinyin on the board doesn't help my 3 years old learn how to write Chinese characters. It's better to make kiddos understand why the characters look like this. How to write them stroke by stroke. Otherwise, it means nothing. And hope the teachers could mute kidswhile

Bilingual Story Time with the Author
Location: Online | Instructor: Yixuan Wang

Response from iCanMandarin

Thank you for your feedback, there is always room for us to improve. iCanMandarin offers more than a dozen courses for different ages and different objectives, and story time is just one of them. I will revise the story time description to make the objectives more clear. Our language classes may be a better fit for you, please take a look:

Marcia W.

Dec 8, 2020


This class was so enjoyable and I'm not sure who had more fun - me or my child! Elsa was so patient with the children but also great at moving the class along. I was also so impressed by the book she read (and authored!) and really liked the guest instructor and diversity in activities. The class, despite it being virtual, was still personal and engaging. I definitely signed up for extra sessions.


Maybe the Chinese translations could be a little slower, but I don't speak Mandarin and that might be a biased opinion.

Bilingual Story Time with the Author
Location: Online

Shilpa N.

Jun 17, 2020


The story


Read little slower

FREE Bilingual Story Time with the Author
Location: Online | Instructor: Jinnan Guo

Cece S.

Jun 16, 2020


My daughter loves it, even though she is only two years old. Teacher Sara and Elsie are so friendly and full of love. My daughter learns a ton from both of them. The content of the book , the songs and the activities are amazing.

FREE Bilingual Story Time with the Author
Location: Online | Instructor: Sara Zhang

About iCanMandarin

iCanMandarin mission is to provide an innovative and engaging Mandarin learning experience for all students. Every student with iCanMandarin will experience how it feels to use Chinese from day one. We nurture a habit of confidence that will propel students to be lifelong learners of the language and everything else.