EPISODES
  • Nezha Conquers the Sea (哪吒闹海)

    Happy New Year! A Chinese animated film - Ne Zha - which was released in 2019 successfully turned the mythological story of NeZha into a global blockbuster. As the 1st episode of 2021, let’s talk about this Chinese deity - NeZha. We will talk about how NeZha becomes the master of his own life in the film Ne Zha next week in Polydott Cinema as well. In Chinese mythology, NeZha is commonly depicted as a child. He was born with supernatural power and always has his hair tied up in two buns. We will retell the most well-known story about how he conquers the Sea and talk about his Hindu Origin and his family tree in the segment of “Did You Know.” Since Nezha receives most of his weapons from his mentor as gifts, the verb “送” (to give someone something as a gift) will be the key word in “Dum Tika Bum.” With the word “送,” you can talk about the gifts you receive last year from Santa and your parents in Chinese! 


    新年好!2019年上映的动画电影《哪吒之魔童降世》成功让哪吒的故事走向世界,成为小朋友们追捧的流行大片。因此,作为2021年的第一个故事,我们这次就来说一位中国的神仙——哪吒!并且在下周的双语电影节目Polydott Cinema中,特意安排了电影《哪吒之魔童降世》,和小朋友们一起分享哪吒在这部电影中如何成为自己命运的主宰。在传统中国神话中,哪吒一直以孩子的形象出现,扎着两个丸子头,一出生就有神力。今天这一集我们就来说说哪吒闹海的故事。在【你知道吗】环节中聊聊哪吒的印度源头以及他的家庭关系。因为哪吒身上的武器宝贝绝大多是都是他师傅太乙真人送的,所以在【动呲嗒呲】环节,我们就来说说这个动词“送”。知道了”送“这个动词,就能用中文来说一说去年从圣诞老人和爸爸妈妈那儿拿到的各种礼物啦! 


    This episode also has a fantastic video version on our Youtube channel


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    📕 More to Explore Behind the Story [NeZha Conquers the Sea ]📕

    🔥 The English version of the story

    https://www.chinatownology.com/nezha....

    https://mythopedia.com/chinese-mythol...

    🔥 How to find us after the show? 

    Add our WeChat ID: polydott, and find more fun! 


    Morning Stories on the Table is a Chinese-English bilingual story show for children and family produced by Polydott. But Your takeaway won’t merely be a story. Practical Mandarin words, super fun activities and extra knowledge will also light up your day!


    Morning Stories on the Table是由教育媒体公司Polydott出品的中英文系列故事节目。在故事之外,孩子们将收获最实用的中文单词短语,超有趣的活动以及脑洞大开的各类知识。

     

    The super fun Chinese-English bilingual story show just launched the brand new version! You will see two more parts in the show! “Did you know?” will lead you to more fun facts related to the story and “Dum Tika Bum” will not only teach you “the verb of the week” but also a fun activity designed based on the verb.


    一起来玩儿吧!


    13m | Feb 5, 2021
  • The Deer of Nine Colors (九色鹿)

    Happy Thanksgiving!! It's the week to celebrate kindness and commemorate history. Did you know that the earliest Chinese comics can be dated back to over a thousand years ago? They are the Dunhuang Frescoes, wall paintings at Mogao Caves in Gansu Province, China. This week’s story, which was derived from a Jataka Tale, comes from a wall painting in Cave No.257. It has been one of the most popular Dunhuang Frescoes known by Chinese people thanks to the animation “A Deer of Nine Colors” produced by Shanghai Animation Film Studio in 1981. However, if you think all the wall paintings there are related to Buddhism and are solemn sculptures and elegant figures, then you are wrong. In the【Did you know?】, we will show you the other side of the Dunhuang murals, the funny side! And after learning the verb of the week in the【Dum Tika Bum】, try dubbing for the wall painting of the story and learn to be grateful and be a person who always keeps his/her promise.


    Once upon a time, there lived a deer of nine colors in the forest. One day, he saved a drowning person and asked the drowning person to keep the secret of where to find him. However, lured by the high position and great wealth, the greedy drowning person betrayed the deer and led the king and the army to catch the deer. The deer, after knowing the truth, came facing the king and the army bravely and explained everything. Embarrassed by his behavior, the king went back to his country with his army, and eventually, the drowning person got the punishment he deserved.

     

    感恩节快乐!你知道中国最早的漫画已经有一千多年前的历史了吗?它们就是坐落在中国甘肃省莫高窟中的敦煌壁画。这周的故事——九色鹿,就出自于第257窟中的一幅壁画。对于许多中国人来说,九色鹿可以说是大家最为熟悉的敦煌壁画故事之一。因为1981年上海美术制片厂制作的动画《九色鹿》把壁画中生动的形象和美丽的故事以动画形式展现在了人们面前。不过如果你觉得敦煌壁画中所有的壁画都是那样严肃庄严的话那可就大错特错了。本期的【你知道吗?】我们就来带你看看敦煌壁画不一样的一面!搞笑的一面!等你在【动呲嗒呲】环节中学会了这期的动词后,就可以尝试给九色鹿的壁画配音了。你会怎么向九色鹿表达感谢呢?


    《九色鹿》故事梗概


    很久以前,印度恒河的森林里有一只九色神鹿。有一天它救了一个落水人并让他保守秘密,不要告诉其他人自己的藏身之处。可没想到忘恩负义的落水人为了荣华富贵、封官加爵起了贪念,出卖了九色鹿并带着国王和一大群士兵来捉九色鹿。九色鹿向国王说明了实情后,惭愧的国王带着军队回去了。落水人也受到了他应有的惩罚。


    This episode also has a fantastic video version on our Youtube channel


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    📕 More to Explore Behind the Story [The Deer of Nine Colors ]📕

    🔥 The English version of Ruru Deer:

    http://ignca.gov.in/online-digital-resources/jataka-stories/001-the-story-of-ruru-deer/

    🔥 Animation - The Deer of Nine Colors

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9E4QcYHIK4


    🔍 Murals that are dubbed in the episode 🔍







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    3. Email us your work at hello@polydott.com with the subject title “The Dubbing for A Deer of Nine Colors” and your name. 



    “Morning Stories on the Table” is the best Chinese-English bilingual story show produced by POLYDOTT. Your takeaway won’t merely be a story. Practical Mandarin words and phrases will really light up your day as well along the way. Led by different themes, we would pick fantastic stories and share them with you every weekend. Besides single-episode stories, we offer serial stories as well! A serial story will be divided into several episodes and they will all be told in the same week!


    14m | Nov 26, 2020
  • The Lion & The Mouse (狮子与老鼠)

    This episode also has a fantastic video version on our Youtube channel


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    📕 More to Explore Behind the Story [The Lion & The Mouse ]📕

    🔥 The English version of The Lion & The Mouse:

    http://read.gov/aesop/007.html


    🔍 Sculptors inspired by "The Lion and The Mouse"


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    One-stroke drawing created by Erica Huang.

    ("Have fun, laugh and learn.")


    “Morning Stories on the Table” is the best Chinese-English bilingual story show produced by POLYDOTT. Your takeaway won’t merely be a story. Practical Mandarin words and phrases will really light up your day as well along the way. Led by different themes, we would pick fantastic stories and share them with you every weekend. Besides single-episode stories, we offer serial stories as well! A serial story will be divided into several episodes and they will all be told in the same week!

    8m | Nov 21, 2020
  • The Warrior and the Eagle (战士与鹰)

    This episode also has a fantastic video version on our Youtube channel


    You can find the step-step origami tutorials on Facebook and Instagram, we have a lot more interesting content on there, so just follow us and stay tuned ! :)


    🔍 War Bonnets collections from various museums 🔍

    • Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) https://collections.mfa.org/objects/404420
    • Brooklyn Museum (New York City) https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/17582
    • Penn Museum (Philadelphia) https://www.penn.museum/collections/object_images.php?irn=282978



    📕 More to Explore Behind the Story [The Warrior and the Eagle ]📕

    🔥 The English version of The Warrior and the Eagle: . http://www.nativeamericanembassy.net/www.lenni-lenape.com/www/html/LenapeArchives/LenapeSet-01/wareagle.html

    🔥 Feathered War Bonnet:

    https://smarthistory.org/feathered-war-bonnet/

    🔥 The Feather: A symbol of High Honor

    https://blog.nativehope.org/the-feather-symbol-of-high-honor#:~:text=In%20Native%20culture%2C%20the%20eagle,culture%2C%20religion%2C%20and%20tradition



    “Morning Stories on the Table” is the best Chinese-English bilingual story show produced by POLYDOTT. Your takeaway won’t merely be a story. Practical Mandarin words and phrases will really light up your day as well along the way. Led by different themes, we would pick fantastic stories and share them with you every weekend. Besides single-episode stories, we offer serial stories as well! A serial story will be divided into several episodes and they will all be told in the same week!

    12m | Nov 14, 2020
  • The Three Dreams (三个美梦)

    This episode also has a fantastic video version on our Youtube channel


    You can find the correct answer of pre-story game on Facebook and Instagram, we have a lot more interesting content on there, so just follow us and stay tuned ! :)


    📕 More to Explore Behind the Story [The Three Dreams ]📕

    🔥 The English version of The Three Dreams: . https://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type1626.html

    🔥 The Academic research about Dream:

    https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2009/02/dreaming-behavior

    🔥 About the city Hajj

    https://www.britannica.com/topic/hajj


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    “Morning Stories on the Table” is the best Chinese-English bilingual story show produced by POLYDOTT. Your takeaway won’t merely be a story. Practical Mandarin words and phrases will really light up your day as well along the way. Led by different themes, we would pick fantastic stories and share them with you every weekend. Besides single-episode stories, we offer serial stories as well! A serial story will be divided into several episodes and they will all be told in the same week! The theme of this month is "Dream"

    10m | Nov 7, 2020
  • The Robber Bridegroom (食人新郎)

    The FINAL episode of our Halloween Special with a extra long story and extra fun! This episode also has a fantastic video version on our YouTube. Subscribe to our channel and find out more!


    You can get the worksheet, "Create A Halloweeny Name," in 2 ways:


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    2. If you are a WeChat user, please add our WeChat ID: polydottand send a direct message to us. We are waiting for you!


    “Morning Stories on the Table” is the best Chinese-English bilingual story show produced by POLYDOTT. Your takeaway won’t merely be a story. Practical Mandarin words and phrases will really light up your day as well along the way. Led by different themes, we would pick fantastic stories and share them with you every weekend. Besides single-episode stories, we offer serial stories as well! A serial story will be divided into several episodes and they will all be told in the same week! The theme of this month is "Dream."

    18m | Oct 31, 2020
  • The Lotus Princess- Part 2 (莲花公主 - 下)

    The third episode (the second half of The Lotus Princess) of our Halloween Special. This episode also has a fantastic video version on our Youtube channel, just follow our channel and find more fun!


    You can get the answer of ”True or False" and the free worksheet in 2 ways:


    1. Follow our Facebook page and send a message to us, you will get the two worksheets in a minute!
    2. If you are a Wechat user, just add our wechat ID: polydottand send a direct message to us. We've been waiting for you!


    “Morning Stories on the Table” is the best Chinese-English bilingual story show produced by POLYDOTT. Your takeaway won’t merely be a story. Practical Mandarin words and phrases will really light up your day as well along the way. Led by different themes, we would pick fantastic stories and share them with you every weekend. Besides single-episode stories, we offer serial stories as well! A serial story will be divided into several episodes and they will all be told in the same week! The theme of this month is "Dream"

    9m | Oct 25, 2020
  • The Lotus Princess- Part 1 (莲花公主 - 上)

    The second episode of our Halloween Special. This episode also has a fantastic video version on our Youtube channel, just follow our channel and find more fun!


    You can signup here to join our online Trick or Treat event:


    https://forms.gle/7GuEjcb2jgXyd3aT7 (enrollment closed on 10/24 12:00p.m.)


    “Morning Stories on the Table” is the best Chinese-English bilingual story show produced by POLYDOTT. Your takeaway won’t merely be a story. Practical Mandarin words and phrases will really light up your day as well along the way. Led by different themes, we would pick fantastic stories and share them with you every weekend. Besides single-episode stories, we offer serial stories as well! A serial story will be divided into several episodes and they will all be told in the same week! The theme of this month is "Dream"

    9m | Oct 18, 2020
  • Halloween Special 01: Baku: The Dream Eater (食梦貘)

    The first episode of our Halloween Special. This episode also has a fantastic video version on our Youtube channel,just follow our channel and find more fun!

    You can get the free Baku worksheets and coloring page in 2 ways:

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    2. If you are a Wechat user, just add our wechat ID: polydott, and send a direct message to us. We've been waiting for you!

    we have a lot more interesting content on there, so just follow us and stay tuned ! :)

    “Morning Stories on the Table” is the best Chinese-English bilingual story show produced by POLYDOTT. Your takeaway won’t merely be a story. Practical Mandarin words and phrases will really light up your day as well along the way. Led by different themes, we would pick fantastic stories and share them with you every weekend. Besides single-episode stories, we offer serial stories as well! A serial story will be divided into several episodes and they will all be told in the same week! The theme of this month is "Dream"

    11m | Oct 11, 2020
  • Mid-Autumn Special : The Girls Who Dream (做梦的小女孩)

    A Mid-Autumn Festival Special for children and families. This episode also has a fantastic video version on our Youtube channel


    You can find the correct answer of pre-story game on Facebook and Instagram, we have a lot more interesting content on there, so just follow us and stay tuned ! :)


    “Morning Stories on the Table” is the best Chinese-English bilingual story show produced by POLYDOTT. Your takeaway won’t merely be a story. Practical Mandarin words and phrases will really light up your day as well along the way. Led by different themes, we would pick fantastic stories and share them with you every weekend. Besides single-episode stories, we offer serial stories as well! A serial story will be divided into several episodes and they will all be told in the same week! The theme of this month is "Dream"

    9m | Oct 1, 2020
  • The Ruined Man Who Became Rich Again (一梦变富翁)

    This episode also has a fantastic video version on our Youtube channel


    You can find the correct answer of pre-story game on Facebook and Instagram, we have a lot more interesting content on there, so just follow us and stay tuned ! :)


    “Morning Stories on the Table” is the best Chinese-English bilingual story show produced by POLYDOTT. Your takeaway won’t merely be a story. Practical Mandarin words and phrases will really light up your day as well along the way. Led by different themes, we would pick fantastic stories and share them with you every weekend. Besides single-episode stories, we offer serial stories as well! A serial story will be divided into several episodes and they will all be told in the same week! The theme of this month is "Dream"

    10m | Sep 30, 2020
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