a beautiful and easy way to learn Mandarin Chinese
One magical reading wand
Simple to use - just turn on and tap.
Every inch of a book is tappable - words, images and even white space!
The one wand will read all current and future titles in any language, as long as they're from Habbi Habbi.
Rechargeable battery, headphone jack for travel and soft silicone finish.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES THE LANGUAGE PLAYBACK WORK?
The wand is programmed to maximise target language exposure, while being accessible. Therefore, it works as follows:
It will always say the target language (Chinese) first - unless you directly tap the English words
(This means when you tap the illustration or the target language itself, it will start with target language.)
It will always say both languages together - so children can hear both and associate them together
Sometimes there will be musical tunes or sound effects - which children love!
And of course, every inch of the page is tappable - including the white space and the cover!
WHY INCLUDE PINYIN? I HEARD IT'S A CRUTCH.
Habbi Habbi made a decision of practicality vs purity. They understand there is a school of thought that says - 'no pinyin' - to encourage character recognition and not develop pinyin as a crutch. That being said, many parents with some Chinese background (BBCs) feel that typical Chinese books or learning materials are inaccessible and daunting because they don't have pinyin. So this was a conscious decision to say - Learning Chinese is already hard enough; let's make it as easy as possible. And if your children's language capability improves, they will have limitless options of Chinese books without pinyin to read in the future.
WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED AGE?
The books are designed for preschool and early primary (bright, colorful board books) - but the content is suitable for a wide range, depending on your home environment and interest in getting started. Parents of children from pre-birth to age 10 buy the products. Many non-native parents also remark that it's great for adults to learn alongside their children.
WHAT IS THE WARRANTY POLICY
1 year Reading Wand warranty
Habbi Habbi stand behind their product quality. If your Wand is defective or faulty, please contact us with your proof of purchase, and we will arrange for a replacement product. We are happy to replace it within 1 year of purchase.
We will not replace any orders from mis-use of the product (water damage, grit inside the bottom of wand, overexposure to heat, etc.). You will be responsible for the cost of sending the wand back to us for review and inspection. Should the wand be deemed faulty, your shipping cost will be refunded.