By: Mayuko Fkushima, Eiko Konishi etc.
Originally published in: Japan
Format: board book
Language: Simplified Chinese
Lines per page: 1-2
Price per book: $7.64
Audio book: read by Luka
Babies and toddlers will love these adorable board books that playfully introduce their first Chinese words. For the past 10 years, these books have been best sellers in Japan. Their Chinese editions have quickly climbed the bestseller lists as well and are a top choice among Chinese parents' as their child's first set of board books.
The illustrations are simple yet vivid and realistic. The relatively large blank space on the pages helps focus a child’s attention on the pictures. The Chinese translation is very well done!
The amount of text on each page varies between 3 words and 3 short lines. Phrases and sentence structures are simple and mostly repetitive, providing young children an effective, rewarding learning-to-read experience.
If your child is ready to recognize sight words, point your finger at each character as you read these stories. You may be surprised by how quickly your child will recognize some seemingly complicated Chinese characters. Your child may recognize an entire book and get to experience her first proud "I can read a book" moment with this Baby's First Board Book Series!
Note: These are relatively big board books, 7.7 inches X 7.7 inches (19.5cm X 19.5cm ).
Book titles:《打开打开- dǎ kāi dǎ kāi》Open! Open! (What's in the Box?)
《圆圆的真好吃-yuán yuán de zhēn hào chī》Round and Really Tasty!
《快出来快出来-kuài chū lái kuài chū lái 》Come out! Come Out! (Who's in the Shape?)
《点点点-diǎn diǎn diǎn》Whose Spots? Whose Spiral?
《该起床了吧 - gāi qǐ chuáng le ba》Wake Up, Everyone!
Is my child ready for this set?
Read to me: Babies and children ages 0-3 will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
Read by myself: The limited text per page, and the prevalence of repetitive common language, makes this series ideal for beginning readers ages 3-5.
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!
In total, Luka reads 30,000 Chinese children's picture books and 6,000 English Children's books. Click to read our founders' personal review of Luka here.