Cantonese Children Apps

Here is a list of Cantonese apps for children that my children have personally enjoyed currently or in the past.

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Writing Apps


Name: Kids Write Chinese

Spoken Language: Cantonese, Mandarin

Written Language: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

Target Age Group: 2-5 years old

Difficulty Level: Beginner

Price: Free, In-App Purchases ($1.39 CAD)

App Store: Apple

Description: Learn Chinese characters and stroke order. Use the animal to eat their food following the stroke order. This game has about 50 characters. They are sorted into categories such as number, and number of strokes in the character. The categories names are in English. There is a bit of dialogue to describe the character that is being presented (example: 人, 大人的人).

Name: Kids Write Chinese

Spoken Language: Cantonese, Mandarin

Written Language: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

Target Age Group: 4-7 years old

Price: Free, In-App Purchases ($3.99 – $27.99 CAD)

App Store: Apple, Android

Description: Learn characters and its stroke order. There are a variety of collections of characters to choose from including Sagebooks. There is also an option to practice speaking. Speak the word correctly to pop germs away. Collect stars to play with your character. This one comes with an English interface for easier navigation. Game can include up to 500 characters depending on the collection you join.

Name: 認字識詞

Spoken Language: Cantonese, Mandarin

Written Language: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

Target Age Group: 6-8 years old

Price: Free, In-App Purchases ($2.79 – $32.99 CAD)

App Store: Apple, Android

Description: Learn characters and its stroke order. There are currently 9 categories covering 15 categories each (135 characters). Characters are introduced in a way to build upon each other to create full sentences. First learn to write the character with correct stroke order. It will introduce a sentence and you will have to match the correct characters together to build the sentence. There is a quiz every 5 characters where you will need to complete the sentence with the correct character with accompanying audio. The interface is only in Chinese. It might take some time to get your account started. After your account is started, the game should be straight forward.


Vocabulary Game Apps


Name: Gus on the Go: Cantonese

Spoken Language: Cantonese

Written Language: Traditional Chinese

Target Age Group: 2-7 years old

Price: Free, In-App Purchases ($3.99 CAD)

App Store: Apple, Android

Description: Learn a variety of Cantonese vocabulary through exploration and games. Each level has a theme which contain a variety of things in a scene. Tap the object to learn its name. There are quizzes and games to test what you learned. Vocabulary is more noun based including categories like animals, food, body parts, colour, number, and clothing.

Name: Chinese Flashcards for Baby

Spoken Language: Cantonese, Mandarin

Written Language: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

Target Age Group: 2-7 years old

Price: Free, In-App Purchases ($5.49 CAD)

App Store: Apple, Android

Description: There are a variety of ways to learn in this app. It has many flashcards sorted into categories to present vocabulary such as fruits, animals, food, plants, transportation, numbers, body, sports, shapes, occupations and more. There is Cantonese/English or Mandarin/English options. There are also puzzle games and scenarios to teach vocabulary. There is also a section to teach the alphabet (English). Interface is in Chinese but it is easy to navigate.

Name: Cantonese Game For Kids, Occupations – Transportation

Spoken Language: Cantonese

Written Language: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

Target Age Group: 2-6 years old

Price: Free, In-App Purchases ($0.99 CAD)

App Store: Apple

Description: Comes with a collection of Cantonese games to learn a variety of languages in a fun way. There is no English interface. The games are self explanatory and kids are able to navigate the games without knowing the language. The games are like puzzles, matching objects to its silhouette. Vocabulary categories include five different kinds of transports (fire brigade, police car, racing car, engineering car, aviation) and their professional knowledge. The app has a lot of dialogue in Cantonese.

Name: Cantonese Game For Kids, Transport

Spoken Language: Cantonese

Written Language: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

Target Age Group: 2-6 years old

Price: Free, In-App Purchases ($2.99 CAD)

App Store: Apple

Description: Comes with a collection of Cantonese games to learn a variety of languages in a fun way. There is no English interface. The games are self explanatory and kids are able to navigate the games without knowing the language. Vocabulary categories include tranportation, food, self care, colour and more. The app has a lot of dialogue in Cantonese.

Name: Cantonese Game For KQuiz – Cantonese Kids Game

Spoken Language: Cantonese

Written Language: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

Target Age Group: 3-6 years old

Price: Free, In-App Purchases ($1.99 CAD)

App Store: Apple

Description: This game is a quiz of Cantonese vocabulary. There is option to play as one or two player. The game will ask a question and you need to select the correct answer out of 3 choices. There are a variety of categories including numbers, sounds, holidays, colours, shapes, comparisons, occupation, weather and more. There is no English interface.


Song Apps


Name: 兒歌童謠 – 國語+粵語(廣東話)兒歌連

Spoken Language: Cantonese, Mandarin

Written Language: Traditional Chinese

Target Age Group: 0-6 years old

Price: Free, In-App Purchases ($2.79 CAD)

App Store: Apple

Description: 40 classic nursery rhymes in Cantonese and 40 classic nursery rhymes in Mandarin. Lyrics included in tradi

tional Chinese. You can play the music on in the background to expose children to some classic Chinese nursery rhymes.