Cantonese Resources for Children

Our native language is Cantonese, and as such, we felt it important for our own children to grow up learning Cantonese too. Here are some free Cantonese resources for kids we'd like to share with you that we personally use with our kids.

Cantonese Songs 

Cantonese Story Time

Learning Cantonese

 

Cantonese Songs

Below are some fun Cantonese songs, some classic and some newer, accompanied by cute animations and videos.

1. Cantonese Nursery Rhymes by Rhythm n Rhyme Musical Adventures (RnR)

Check out the Rhythm 'N' Rhyme's full Cantonese Nursery Rhymes playlist.

2. Cantonese at Home with Locy Lee

《一盅兩件》 is one of the popular songs in Locy's class! Not only children but also parents love singing it. The idea of the song is to introduce our Cantonese food culture 點心, alongside our unique colloquial Cantonese adjectives: 軟腍腍 (jyun5 lam4 lam4), 香噴噴 (hoeng1 pan3 pan3), 黐立立 (ci1 lap6 lap6), 脆卜卜 (ceoi3 bok1 bok1), 滑捋捋 (waat6 lyut1 lyut1).

Check out Locy Lee's YouTube channel and her Spotify channel!

3. Sunshine Nursery Rhymes 

Check out more videos by Sunshine Nursery Rhyme.

4. Lil Ashes: Beautiful Music video featuring large grey cat and child 

Check out more videos by Lil Ashes.

5. Lil Ashes: Beautiful paper animation video to accompany song

Check out more videos by Lil Ashes.

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Cantonese Story time

Below are some cute and engaging stories narrated in Cantonese that we love.

1. SleepyPigStory on Spotify

SleepyPigStory is the first online children's radio program in Hong Kong. Updated every Saturday, these stories are used to help children get to know themselves and the world better. Suitable for young children to elementary school children.

Check out SleepyPigStory on Spotify.

2. A Young Apple Tree - Mi-Chu World

A farmer is gifted an apple tree and he becomes concerned about protecting its fruits. He decides to plant it in a place to hide it away, with sad and disappointing results. Shared at the end, the moral of the story is that by planning to take away the benefits from others, sometimes everyone loses.

Check out more awesome Cantonese stories by Mi-Chu World.

3. Good night, Mr. Panda - Storybear 

A cute story about bed time routines featuring animals who all take a humorous approach to impending sleep.

Check out more Cantonese story time videos by Storybear.

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Learning Cantonese

Below are some cute and engaging stories narrated in Cantonese that we love.

1. Basic Chinese-English Dictionary with Audio 

This online Chinese-English covers basic vocabulary most children use in the following categories: food, transportation, clothes, and emotions. It comes with audio playback of how to pronounce each word in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. 

Check it out on Sun-Ya Publications.

2. Becca, MSW on Outschool

Outschool is an innovative education platform that offers a variety of engaging, small-group classes online. Unlike traditional classes, Outschool classes give kids the unique opportunity to explore their interests in-depth via interactive, live video by experienced, independent educators.

Becca is an excellent teacher who has many courses available on Outschool. Becca was born and raised in Hong Kong, is a native Cantonese speaker, and holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto.

Check out her Outschool profile and her Instagram page @cantonese4parents.

3. Online Cantonese Classes For Kids - Michigan Cantonese Storytime

Michigan Cantonese Storytime offers online Cantonese classes for children. They
have Cantonese Classes, Beginner Cantonese classes, and Bilingual Circle Time.

Check out Michigan Cantonese Storytime's YouTube Channel for more Cantonese learning videos.

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