Yumcha Studios launches free multilingual quiz for children to learn how to fight COVID-19

Date : 4-Apr-2020
Location: Singapore

Key Takeaways:
  • Yumcha Studios, Singapore-based edtech startup, has launched a free online quiz: ‘10 WAYS KIDS CAN FIGHT THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS!’ in partnership with ArcLab, a leading nano learning platform, and EduSpaze, Singapore’s first edtech accelerator.
covid-19 quiz for kids

  • Dr. Woo Yen Yen, CEO and co-founder,Yumcha Studios, said, the offering allows kids to participate and contribute to flattening the curve.
  • Colin Goh,co-founder, Yumcha Studios, said, humour is everywhere in the quiz, which helps with better engagement and memory.
  1. A free online quiz: ‘10 WAYS KIDS CAN FIGHT THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS!
    • https://www.dimsumwarriors.com/covid-19-quiz/
    • With contributions from teachers and educational organisations in different countries, the quiz is currently available in eight different languages, including Bengali, Chinese (both simplified and traditional), English, Indonesian, Korean, Malay, Spanish—and even Singlish! 
    • They are now making an open call for partners and translators to help translate the quiz into more languages to ensure more children have access to the quiz.
  2. Little Dim Sum Warriors series
    • https://www.dimsumwarriors.com/apps/
    • Dim Sum Chums bilingual mobile apps completely FREE TO DOWNLOAD on iOS and Android devices worldwide during this period of time.
    • Aimed at building kids’ confidence in using English or Chinese as a second or foreign language expressively.
There are four apps for kids to enjoy:
  • Dim Sum Chums 1 - 爸爸, 我还不想睡! Papa, I’m Still Not Sleepy!
  • Dim Sum Chums 2 - 我的方法最好! My Way is the Best!
  • Dim Sum Chums 3 - 我很忙!I’m Very Busy!
  • Dim Sum Chums 4 - 我不希望出任何差错!I Don’t Want Any Mistakes!
  • Listen to the stories performed in English and Mandarin;
  • Record themselves and compare their performance with the default recording;
  • Learn key words through pictures and translations;
  • Practice what they’ve learned through fun interactive activities.
Editor's comments:
  • The quiz does average parents a great favor of educating children about COVID-19 pandemic - not everybody is good at educating own kids per se.
  • Online and software-based assisted learning is the latest trend in education sector due to pandemic.
  • Parents will always have budget for children's education and are more willingly on digital platform.
  • A good way for kids to split the time between gaming and education on digital platform.