Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year!

The Chinese Zodiac is represented by 12 animals:

January 28th 2017 is the Start of the Year of the Fire Rooster and it will last until February 15th, 2018, Last year 2016 was the Year of the Monkey. 2018 will be the Year of the Dog.

You can Download our Chinese Zodiac, explore which Chinese animal you are, and create your own matching activities and story in our Special Words and Special Stories Apps.

2017 - Year of the Rooster

2017 - Year of the Rooster

2018 - Year of the Dog

2018 - Year of the Dog

To download, please carefully follow these steps:

For iOS devices

  1. Ensure you have the latest version of the app(s) on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
  2. If you have disabled editing in the app(s), re-enable it via the Settings.
  3. Visit this web page page in the Safari app on your mobile device.
  4. If you have Special Words, tap the download link below, select Special Words and choose a language.
  5. Tap Open in Special Words: this will launch Special Words.
  6. Select the Add new profile, NOT any of the Replace options.
  7. If you have Special Stories, repeat steps 3 to 5 for Stories instead of Words.
  8. Select the Add new collection option, NOT any of the Replace options.

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For Android devices

  1. Ensure you have the latest versions of the app(s) on your tablet or phone.
  2. If you have disabled editing in the app(s), re-enable it via the Settings.
  3. Visit this web page page in a web browser (e.g. Chrome or Internet) on your mobile device.
  4. If you have Special Words, tap the download link below, select Special Words and choose a language: a bubble should appear saying Starting download...
  5. On Android 5 (Lollipop) and later, open the My Files app, and navigate to Folders > Device storage > Download. On earlier versions, launch the Downloads app.
  6. You should see a file named chinese-new-year.siasw. If the download is shown as in progress, wait for it to complete.
  7. Tap the file: this will launch Special Words.
  8. Select the Add new profile option, NOT any of the Replace options.
  9. If you have Special Stories, repeat steps 3 to 7 for Stories instead of Words.
  10. Select the Add new collection option, NOT any of the Replace options.

Download Now

Note:

You now have more than one profile (in Special Words) or collection (in Special Stories), and will only see one at any time. You haven't lost your previous data!

To switch between profiles in Special Words, tap Word List then the action button (top right) and choose Manage Profiles. To switch between collections in Special Stories, go to the list of stories, tap the action button (top left), and choose Manage Collections.

For more help, see our User Guides

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