Cantonese Children YouTube Channels

Below is a list of Cantonese videos that can be used to teach Cantonese, reinforce the language or use for entertainment. I have written a very brief summary of each videos indicating what kind of videos the channel produces and what level I believe is appropriate to engage with the video. I do encourage families to try videos above their language level to give your child a challenge and a chance to learn and improve more. You can also find these videos sorted in my Additional Resources section in the menu above.

Disclaimer: I am not endorsed or affiliated with any of the creators below. Please prescreen videos first to make sure they align with your learning goals, age of your child and values of your family. Captions are written by me. If there are any errors, please feel free to comment or send me a message.

Quick Links

vocabulary-based videos

Beginner video: introduce a variety of vocabulary one at a time (traditional chinese, jyutping, English caption, audio for Chinese and English)
https://youtu.be/pPjTVa2spzA
Beginner video: introduce a variety of vocabulary one at a time (traditional chinese, jyutping, English caption, audio for Chinese and English)
Beginner video: introduce a variety of vocabulary one at a time (traditional chinese, jyutping, English caption, audio for Chinese, no English audio)
Beginner video: introduce vocabulary at slow pace with description, easy to follow along, very clear pronuciation (traditional Chinese, jyutping, English or colloquial Cantonese captions)
Beginner to intermediate video: speaks at a slight slower pace, introduce several vocabulary throughout video, shows real life examples of vocabulary (no subtitles, includes large font Chinese and English words throughout video for vocab)

art-based videos

Beginner to intermediate video: short story, drawing tutorial
Intermediate to advanced: clay art tutorials (Cantonese instruction, traditional Chinese subtitles)
Intermediate to advance video: art tutorials including drawing, pastel, and paint (no subtitles, Cantonese instruction)
Intermediate to advance video: art tutorials including drawing, pastel, and paint (no subtitles, Cantonese instruction, some video have no verbal instructions)

Science-based Videos

Intermediate video: covers a variety of science topics in animation form, main vocabulary includes Chinese character and English word, (traditional Chinese subtitles)
Intermediate video: learn about different animals at HK Ocean Park (traditional Chinese and English subtitles)
Intermediate video: western country-born children talk in Cantonese about science topics and do crafts (no subtitles or text)
Intermediate to advanced video: covers a variety of science topics and experiments (traditional Chinese subtitles)

Cantonese TV shows/programs

Intermediate video: short animated videos of animal friends and their adventures
(no subtitles)
Intermediate to advance video: Mcdull videos
(traditional Chinese subtitles)
Intermediate video: animated video covers a variety of topics and stories aimed at kindergarten age children, 3-6 years old
(traditional Chinese subtitle)
Intermediate to advance video: Hands Up features adult host with children in a studio set talking, doing games, and singing songs, speech more natural pace, suitable for 0-6 years old
(no subtitles)
Intermediate to advance video: Think Big features adult host drawing, answering questions, cover math topics, and do crafts, speech more natural pace, suitable for 6+ years old
(traditional Chinese subtitles)
Intermediate to advance video: game show for older children
(traditional Chinese subtitles)
Intermediate to advance video: I haven’t watched these yet but I believe it’s a famous show
(no subtitles)
Intermediate to advance video: videos to make being in the hospital a more enjoyable experience for children, crafts and stories
(no subtitles)

Other Famous Children’s Cartoon

Doraemon/Ding Dong

Hello Kitty

Lego Country Girls

Lego Ninjago

Peppa Pig

PJ Mask

Thomas and Friends

Robocar Poli

Robot Trains

*Cantonese children show options are also available on Netflix and Disney+. Shows available will vary by region.

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