Baby Bear 15-Book Set
Baby Bear 15-Book Set
Baby Bear 15-Book Set
Baby Bear 15-Book Set
Baby Bear 15-Book Set
Baby Bear 15-Book Set
Baby Bear 15-Book Set
Baby Bear 15-Book Set
Baby Bear 15-Book Set

Baby Bear 15-Book Set

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By: Yoko Sasaki and 蒲蒲兰  (translator) 
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Format: paperback
Simplified Chinese
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Audio book: 
read by Luka 

This adorable series, professionally translated into Chinese from a wildly popular Japanese version, tells lighthearted stories about baby bear and his animal friends.  Very young children are naturally attracted to the everyday topics like going potty and taking turns at the playground.

The amount of text on each page varies between 1 word and 4 short lines. Simple words and phrases are usually repeated throughout each book, building especially effective repetition for language acquisition. It is a perfect first reader for any child learning Chinese vocabulary about daily routines.

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 Luka or an adult.

Read by myself: Children ages 3+ who are learning to read Chinese characters could use this as a first leveled reader set. Read with Luka or an adult to recognize their very first Chinese characters.

Book titles: 

《你好》Hello There
《拉》Going Poop
《午饭》Lunch Time
《睡觉》Going to Bed
《大声回答“哎”》Answering Loudly
《尿床了》Who Wet the Bed?
《洗澡》Taking A Bath
《刷牙》Brushing Teeth
《我会穿短裤啦》I Can Put On My Pants Now
《收起来》Cleaning Up
《排好队,一个接一个》Taking Turns
《谁哭了》Who is Crying?
《散步》Taking a Walk
《好朋友》Good Friends
《过生日》Happy Birthday

Good to know: 

JoJo recommended books are carefully reviewed and selected. During the selection process, one of the things we pay attention to is the font of the text. Why? Because we believe in helping young children become independent Chinese readers and font matters when children are learning to read! Chinese fonts in today's print materials can be highly decorative.  More standard fonts such as 楷体 (kǎi tǐ) font make it easier for beginning language learners to recognize the strokes and structures of Chinese characters. 

Our only reservation about the Baby Bear 15-book set is that it uses a handwriting font. In the following case, the particular radical looks different from the standard 楷体 (kǎi tǐ) font, but the rest of the characters look just fine. If your child is learning to recognize Chinese characters, use it as a discussion moment about differences between handwriting and standard print fonts! 

Better price somewhere else? 

Amazon sellers can sometimes put this Baby Bear 15-Book Set on sale and beat our price (although our other books sets are very competitive with Amazon price)! Check their current price here , although we would greatly appreciate your support of JoJo, a women-owned, independent startup committed to bringing only the best Chinese resources to our children, and to inspiring a new generation of bilingual speakers.  

Option to pair with Luka

Consider adding Luka, the reading robot, to your order. Luka reads all 15 books included in this set as well as all book sets in our "Luka Approved" collection.

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!   

In total, Luka reads 30,000 Chinese children's picture books and 6,000 English Children's books. Want to know more? Click  to read our founders' personal review of Luka here.  

Happy learning!  


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