By: 梁英，钟兆绘, 钟彧, et al.
Originally published in: China
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 28-33
Lines per page: 1-2 short lines
Price per book: $8.65
Audio book: Luka® reads 7 books of this 10-book collection
These 10 original 启蒙认知小绘本 Chinese books are a must-have for any Chinese speaking baby or preschooler. As our favorite Chinese original baby books, they will surely attract the attention of a little one who is just starting their Chinese learning journey!
We love this adorable collection because:
- Each book is written by Chinese authors; some with images representing Chinese families and culture
- Each story is beautifully illustrated and created just for the youngest readers
- Each book teaches a different type of essential first vocabulary for the early Chinese learners
- Authentic, everyday conversational Chinese
- Key vocabulary repeats throughout the stories, emphasizing some of the first words that most Chinese-speaking children ever utter
- The stories are so gentle and sweet that reading them is a true bonding experience for parents and children
- Each book has a different artistic style, providing a diverse visual experience to young readers
- 7 books in this set is readable by Luka.
In Big and Small (大大的，小小的, dà dà de, xiǎo xiǎo de), children will learn to use 大(dà, big) and 小 (xiào, small) to describe essential everyday objects: 被子(bèi zǐ, blanket)，梳子(shū zǐ, hair brush)，马桶(mǎ tǒng, toilet)，牙刷(yá shuā, tooth brush).
In Family (一家人, yī jiā rén), children will learn the names of animals and daily objects and where these objects "sleep": the 鱼 (yú, fish) family sleeps in the鱼缸 (yú gāng, fish tank); the 书 (shū, book) family sleeps in the 书架(shū jià, bookshelf); the 碗 (wǎn, bowl) family sleeps in the 碗橱 (wǎn chú, cabinet); and 爸爸(bà bà, daddy), 妈妈(mā mā, mommy) and me sleep on the bed.
In Who Is the Tallest (谁最高, shuí zuì gāo), children will learn to use the comparison structure "...比...高 (bǐ ...gāo...)" as well as vocabulary of everyday household items. They will be delighted by this lighthearted story when the family cat unexpectedly wins the contest of "who is the tallest"!
《大大的，小小的》Big and Small
《爸爸变成了什么》What Has Dad Turned Into?
《谁最高》Who Is The Tallest?
《月亮说晚安》The Moon Says Good Night
《好喜欢妈妈》I Love Mom
《汽车汽车爱玩水》The Vehicles Who Love Playing in the Rain
*《上去和下来》Going Up! Going Down!
*《今天心情糟透了》I am Very Mad Today!
*《不好，鼓起来！》Oh No! Puff Up!
* Luka® currently does NOT read these three books. Luka is working hard to add new books to its library. Stay tuned.
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me":
Very young kids ages 1+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself":
ages 4-8. Children with 200 frequently used characters will feel a sense of accomplishment reading these books independently.
Option to pair with Luka®: Luka Reads 7 out of 10 Books in this set.
Consider adding Luka®, the reading robot, to your order. Luka® reads 70,000 books in Mandarin Chinese!
Set Luka® in front of the book, and it will read aloud any page your child turns to-- creating a unique, independent physical book reading experience even if your child isn't ready to read by themselves. Click to read our founders' personal review of Luka here.