App Description

Introduce your early learner to Mandarin Chinese with our favorite panda pal, Little Pim! Designed for native English speakers who are interested in Chinese, “Little Pim Chinese” helps young children develop basic vocabulary about eating and drinking, playing and sharing, and sleeping and waking. The app introduces a total of 60 Mandarin Chinese words and phrases.

“Little Pim Chinese” includes three interactive games: (1) Eating and Drinking, (2) Playtime, and (3) Wake Up Smiling. In addition, each game includes three levels of play, covering basic nouns (level one), verbs (level two), and short phrases (level three).

The method at each game level is to first demonstrate the vocabulary word or phrase both visually and aurally, then to help the player acquire the vocabulary, and lastly to validate and reinforce the newly acquired knowledge. Animation and interactivity help provide context in this immersive language learning experience.

The “Little Pim Chinese” app was developed by Tribal Nova in partnership with PBS and Little Pim Corporation, producers of the LITTLE PIM foreign language immersion DVD series. Winner of 22 industry awards, LITTLE PIM uses the Entertainment Immersion Method (TM), which introduces and reinforces simple words and phrases for everyday activities. Find the DVD series at

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • March 22, 2012 Initial release
  • December 30, 2013 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • January 04, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • January 05, 2014 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $1.99