ChinaFriends is the 2012 Chicago Magazine Best of Chicago winner for Best Mandarin Program for Tots. We offer Mandarin Language programs for tots through customized courses for professionals, including school partnerships and cultural classes. Studies show early exposure to learning Chinese as a foreign language increases critical thinking skills, creativity and flexibility of mind in young children. ChinaFriends engages kids with a fun, highly interactive approach using age-appropriate activities and the support of an internationally acclaimed curriculum that embraces Chinese history and culture. Classes are offered seven days a week and taught by an experienced and talented staff of native speakers.