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on January 18, 2005
Billy and Benboo is a very charming introduction to Mandarin Chinese. As a Taiwanese American, I am very keen on exposing my 3-year old (who is half Irish) to Mandarin Chinese as often as possible.
There are not a lot of quality Chinese learning products in the market, so I'm glad I found this DVD on Amazon. My daughter loves watching this DVD. Her favorite character is Billy's cute Shih Tzu "Benboo". While she already speaks a little Chinese, watching this DVD seems to inspire her to speak more. She even tries to sing along with the songs (though they tend to be a little fast).
I appreciate that some of the voices on the DVD appear to have a Taiwanese accent and others have mainland Chinese accents. Most of the audio and video products I've seen focus on mainland Chinese pronunciation, but I feel demonstrating pronunciations from different regions would be beneficial to beginners.