Bilingual Resources by Habbi Habbi

  • Korean Children’s Books for Beginners

    In this post: We share favorite Korean children’s books - from baby board books and early vocabulary books - to books introducing early conversation and early story books. We include both monolingual Korean books, along with bilingual Korean and English children's books. Finally, we list sites where you can buy (or borrow!) Korean books for kids. 
  • Favorite Spanish cartoons and movies for kids to support bilingual learning

    In this post: Looking for entertaining yet thoughtful Spanish media for your kids? Here, we share 3 principles we use when selecting content, along with lists of suggested Spanish kids shows, movies, and cartoons - organized across language ability and streaming platform (e.g. Netflix, Youtube, PBS Kids, Disney Plus, and more). 
  • Body Parts in French | Vocabulary, games, songs & more

    In this post: Learning the names for body parts in French is an important milestone of language development and one of the first sets of words toddlers acquire. In this post, we share a list of useful body parts in French - along with some ideas and resources to integrate it into your daily life through songs, games, and everyday activities.
  • 6 Favorite Youtube Channels for Kids to Learn Chinese: Beginner & Intermediate Options

    In this post: Helen shares free, entertaining, and enriching Youtube channels for kids to learn Chinese. While there are so many different Chinese youtube channels you can choose from, she lists 6 channels here that my family loves (as context, her boys are 3 years old and 5 months old).
  • Looking for a Bilingual, Spanish-speaking Nanny?
    5 Ways to Increase Immersion at Home

    Looking for a Spanish-speaking nanny? Have a bilingual nanny but curious to understand how to best support him/her? Here, we discuss a few tips on how to create an enriching language learning environment at home - that doesn't end with just "finding" a bilingual caregiver but "thoughtfully partnering" with him/her.
  • Bilingual Printable Flashcards: In My Home Vocabulary (45 cards)

    Interested in building an immersive, bilingual home? We talk a lot about the importance of consistent exposure (our whole Wand & Book series is predicated on maximizing bilingual exposure through play). So we thought bilingual printable flashcards would be useful for our community - they can be printed, cut and pasted around the house, reminding kids of their target language vocabulary as they go through the day. 
  • Why teaching kids Chinese is a must for this Hapa family

    We were inspired to interview Stephanie after watching a video about her journey with her non-Asian (half White, half Black) husband, Kyle (“How my parents nearly disowned me for being with the love of my life.”) While he is now a much-loved member of her family, it didn’t start out that way. We loved listening to her story and how it has impacted how she is raising her son - the role of her heritage, culture, and the Chinese language. 
  • How to make: Chinese Flower Paper Lanterns

    A beautiful DIY paper lantern craft for kids, using pressed flowers found in nature. This activity combines nature-based foraging, hands-on learning, and language acquisition - and is a perfect opportunity to practice Mandarin while creating a beautiful flower lantern. Included in this post: Supplies & materials, directions & tutorial, vocabulary list, sample phrases, and notes on cultural connection and tips for parents. 
  • 5 tips for raising bilingual kids, for heritage and non-native families

    As moms and founders of Habbi Habbi, we get a lot of questions about raising bilingual kids and what we have learned from our work in the bilingual education space. Whether it's raising bilingual kids in Chinese, Spanish, French, Korean, Hindi, or other - some principles are consistent, and we thought it would be helpful to distill our research into a few simple, tactical tips. 
  • Korean food for kids: How I use food to teach language and culture

    By Katie | Korean food is my great connector! For my mixed family, Korean food has been a way for me to connect with my heritage. And now for my kids, I use Korean to introduce culture and language to my kids. Here, I share how Korean food helps both me and my kids learn language and culture. I also share some favorite recipes and food-related play too!
  • My bilingual toddler's Spanish vocabulary is better than mine. What next?

    Starting our bilingual parenting journey, I was less than confident about how successful we would be - even though my partner and I are Spanish-speaking parents. I always considered my Spanish vocabulary conversational at best. What would happen when my bilingual toddler's vocabulary surpassed mine?
  • Chinese Family Tree: Sorting through family member names with 45 free printable cards

    Chinese family trees can be so complicated. How do you address different family members in Chinese? This free bilingual printable activity helps you sort through the names - in this fun, free Chinese family tree exercise. 45 free, printable cards available - for you to build your own!