I’ve heard from somebody that Muzzy, the BBC foreign language program, is great. She bought it for her grandson for German learning. Unfortunately, at the time, there was no Chinese Muzzy program.
Due to popular request, Muzzy finally got a Chinese program. I got it 2 weeks ago and it has been great. My son loves it and is learning.
I am a native Chinese speaker. Mom is a native Swedish speaker. So we speak English at home. Due to the lack of good Chinese program within close distance of where we live (10-20 minutes drive), we enrolled him into a bi-lingual Japanese Montessori program. Chinese and Japanese are somewhat close.
He loves the Japanese program. Yoko sensei is absolutely wonderful. I don’t know Japanese myself but I think Benjamin is pretty good at it. Yoko, please let me know if that is not the case;)
The good thing about Muzzy is that it is age appropriate and engaging. It tells a story of a few characters in a fictitious kingdom. Muzzy is an alien that is kind and good natured. The gardener of the kingdom falls in love with the princess, who is also courted by the evil butler(?) of the royal family. The story sort of revolved around that. It is full of repitition of important words and funny sketches to get the kids engaged. My son is learning but don’t even know it;) It also helps that the program has a lot of songs to help along.
I highly recommend it if you want your child to learn a second language. Other than Chinese, I believe they have German, Italian, Spanish. Rick, if you read this, they have it available in French;)