By: Masayuki Yabuuchi
Originally Published in: Japan
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 23
Lines per page: 1-2
Price per book: $4.64
Audio book: read by Luka
This simple Montessori-friendly series 动物宝宝和妈妈 (dòng wù bǎo bǎo hé mā mā) features beautiful realist drawings and one to two lines of nonfiction text. It is a great beginner set for any Chinese learner, but especially an animal lover.
All books include some repetitive vocabulary and sentence structures which make them easier for new learners to memorize and eventually read. Five of the seven books use a question and answer interactive format which encourage the child to generate responses themselves. Larger than normal KaiTi font presented on a white background also makes this set appropriate for younger learners.
These books would make perfect early readers for any child learning Chinese and interested in animals.
If your child is ready to recognize sight words, point your finger at each character as you or Luka reads the stories. You may be surprised by how quickly your child will recognize some of those seemingly complicated Chinese characters! Your child may recognize an entire book and get to experience her first proud "I can read a book" moment!
Is my child ready for this set?
Read to me: Babies and toddlers who are just learning to speak Chinese will enjoy having these books read to them by Luka or an adult.
Read by myself: Children ages 3+ who are learning to read Chinese characters could use this as one of their first leveled reader sets.
Book titles:《动物宝宝和妈妈》Animal Babies and Moms
《动物宝宝的快乐游戏》Playful Baby Animals
《和妈妈在一起》Baby Animals with Their Moms
《动物宝宝睡觉了》How Do Animals Sleep?
《这是谁的脚印》Whose Footprints Are These?
《这是谁的宝宝》Whose Babies are These?
《动物宝宝怎么保护自己》Baby Animals' Self-Defense?
Option to pair with Luka:
Set Luka in front of a book, and it will read aloud any page your child turns to--creating a unique, independent physical book reading experience even if your child can't read by herself yet. Looking for a toy that is both cool and educational? Consider Luka!