One of the best ways to immerse your child in learning a new language is through TV shows! Netflix offers a variety of audio dubs and subtitles, one of which is Mandarin Chinese. You can simply switch your audio to select a specific language and enjoy watching these shows while letting your kids learn Chinese basics!
Not all movies are available in Mandarin, so I manually checked each show to give you this list! I hope you enjoy this!
How to switch your audio and change your subtitles on Netflix:
- Start the movie you want to watch.
- In the first few seconds of the video, click on Audio & Subtitles on the bottom of the screen.
- Select ‘Mandarin’ for audio.
- Select your caption language (optional). I like to choose English so that I can learn along with the audio.
Here are 10 Kid Shows with Animals Available in Mandarin on Netflix:
IMDb Rating: 5.3/10
Four adorable baby animals invite you to join them for some fun and games, as well as learn new sets of skills. It’s the perfect introductory show for young learners to know common words and concepts.
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
Featuring the music of The Beatles, this series follows the adventures of a gang of kid insects who live in a suburban backyard learning new concepts in their everyday experiences.
Archibald's Next Big Thing
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
A free-spirited and carefree chicken named Archibald is off for fun and adventure with his family and friends.
Go, Dog, Go!
IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
In the colorful town of Pawston, young pup Tag Barker and her best friend Scooch set off on an adventure to help the citizens of their community.
Dragons: Rescue Riders
IMDb Rating: 6.0/10
Twins Dak and Leyla, who both have the rare ability to communicate with dragons, lead a group of five dragons, and together they set off to protect and keep the peace in Huttsgalor.
IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
Follow Llama’s great adventure with his friends and family, especially with his mother, Mama Llama.
Pat a Pat Como
Each episode features a warm, beautiful day with Como and his friends, along with lessons about creating solid friendships and caring for one another.
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
Oona the Puffin, with her brother Baba, goes on an adventure to discover the majestic isles of Ireland.
Chico Bonbon: Monkey With A Tool Belt
IMDb Rating: 6.2/10
Chico Bon Bon and his Fix-It Force, armed with tools and engineering know-how, assist people in solving their problems.
Chip and Potato
IMDb Rating: 6.5/10
Come along and join little puppy Chip and her tiny best friend Potato as they take their first adventure in kindergarten!
You may also get your kids started on Mandarin through bilingual storybooks about commonplace activities that teach valuable life lessons and highlight Chinese culture, in addition to these enjoyable kid-friendly TV series! Whether your child is a toddler or a teenager, it is never too late to offer them the gift of a second language.
Are you still searching for a place to begin? You can browse through the many bilingual books I have available in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Cantonese, and English. A second language is a priceless gift!
Check out these blogs for more movies available in Mandarin!