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Welcome to Asia for Kids Online

Welcome to Asia for Kids! We are committed to making your educational efforts easier. Our mission is to be the best global resource for teaching Asian languages and cultures. We review thousands of products and choose only the best quality for you. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! Our awards from the Parents' Choice Foundation and the Multicultural Publishers and Education Council will assure you of our efforts and commitment to provide authentic multicultural materials that educate and build self-esteem.

Our collection includes books, language textbooks, videos & DVD, audio CD, software, crafts, dolls, games, posters, crafts, t-shirts and resource materials for parents and teachers. The countries/cultures covered are: China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hmong, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Middle East, Bali, Indonesia, Nepal, Burma/Myanmar, and Tibet. We offer the materials in many languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), Japanese, Korean, Hmong, Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer (Cambodian), Filipino (Tagalog), Thai, Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Spanish, Arabic, French & Indonesian.

Asia for Kids and its products or services have been noticed by many media (TV, newspapers and magazines.) They include Business Week, LA Times, Fortune Small Business, Honolulu Advertisers, Chicago Tribune, Lifetime Live TV, Fox News, Asianweek (Hong Kong), Korea Times, Video Business, Publishers Weekly, Toronto Stars (Canada) and many more.

How Asia for Kids was Born
Master Communications, Inc. was formed by Selina Yoon in 1994 to help children learn languages, primarily those of Asian countries, even when parents aren't conversant. Although her business plan included several methods to help children acquire language skills, the Asia for Kids catalog was the company's first effort. Since the fall of 1995, the Asia for Kids catalog has grown to contain over 3,000 products in the 64-page of its twenty-sixth edition. Master Communications created its own line of lanugage products including bilingual posters in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Hmong as well as the Sing 'n Learn Series of books and audio (cassette or CD) in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese. Most recently the Company is introducing After School Chinese DVD based Mandarin Chinese Language Course for children ages 8 & up.

"Everyone is born with language acquisition skills," Yoon said. "But by age 6 those skills begin to diminish. If children are to learn languages, they really should do it when they are young. Experts have also found that children who study languages early in life excel in problem-solving later." It didn't take long for Yoon to realize that the problems lay in the absence of a national distribution network in the U.S. The products were there - the avenues to get them to the consumer weren't. There are about 12 million Asian Americans living in the United States and it has the highest growth rate among all segments of population.

The growth of internet has also helped the company reach its customers worldwide. Asia for Kids has had its website since 1996. "Even if you live in Los Angeles, New York City, or Asia, it's hard to find appropriate things," Yoon said. "We regularly ship Chinese language learning materials for Chinese as foreign language to China and English learning materials everywhere."

Yoon's work life has prepped her well for the new business. For the nine years preceding the start of her business, she worked in marketing and brand management at Procter & Gamble Company, handling products targeted towards parents in global markets. She earned bachelor's degrees in art and math from Smith College before obtaining an MBA from the University of Chicago. Yoon came to the United States in 1976 as a competitive figure skater. But an injury sidelined her so she pursued her education and the business world instead.

The items in the Asia for Kids catalog have been tested with children, parents and educators. "We look for educational value, quality of illustrations and accuracy and authenticity in everything we carry. You would be amazed at how many items are out there with the wrong representation of culture or language," Yoon said. In its tenth year, Asia for Kids has customers in all 50 States and over 30 countries. Asia for Kids have been awarded the Multicultural Education Council Seal of Approval in 1998 for its effort to offer authentic materials which enhance self-esteem for children. For four years in a row, it has also won the Parents' Choice Foundation Seal of Approval.

 

Here are 9 great reasons to shop at Asia for Kids:

OUR 30-DAY NO RISK GUARANTEE!
Every product purchased from Asia for Kids catalog is fully guaranteed. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, return it and we will exchange, refund, or credit your account. Simply return the product to us within 30 days of receipt, in salable condition, pre-paid and insured. Sorry, due to copyright issues, videos and software are not returnable once opened, unless they are found to be defective. The Shipping and Insurance charge is not refundable.

QUALITY & SELECTION
We have done the homework for you. We carefully choose the products we carry after reviewing many more than what is featured in our catalog.

EASY-TO-ORDER
Find what you want in our printed catalog and call 1-800-888-9681 and pay with your credit card or you may shop online through Asiaforkids.com. For schools, institutions or libraries, we welcome your purchase orders. You can also fax or e-mail your order at any time.

PRICE
We custom package each order in one main warehouse. You just can't beat Asia for Kids' direct merchant prices.

FAST DELIVERY
We usually ship within 48 hours of your order. If you are in a hurry, we also offer rush delivery at an additional charge.

GREAT SERVICE
We are happy to assist you with product selection or answer any questions you may have. Call our customer service representatives at 1-800-765-5885, Monday - Friday, 9-5 PM EST.

GIFT SERVICES
If you can't decide what to order, we have gift certificates in any amounts greater than $20.00. Just ask for the item GIFT, and the certificate and a copy of our catalog will be sent as a gift from you. There is no charge for handling and delivery!

BOOK FAIR SERVICES
Asia for Kids Book Fair is a convenient and satisfying fund-raising package for your organization. Please check out the book fair information for your school, church, culture camp or agency.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
If you wish to use our catalog as part of your conference, training or for educational use, we would be glad to furnish extra catalogs at no extra charge. We also offer Book Fair packages for schools and organizations, including culture camps and language clubs. Please send your request in writing (fax or e-mail) when ordering 25 or more catalogs.

We hope you and your children or students enjoy using our products. As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please e-mail us. We appreciate your support.


From all of us at Asia for Kids. We look forward to serving you soon.

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