Originally published in: China
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 41
Lines per page: 1-6
Price per book: $14.50
Audio book: Read by Luka
If you are trying to cultivate a "growth mindset" in your young Chinese learner, this set is a great place to start!
Each book follows a similar formula: young Grace is faced with a challenge, she is coached by her dad about a virtue or skill she could practice to overcome the challenge, she overcomes the challenge by practicing the virtue or skill herself, and finally, she teaches her friends and classmates how to do the same.
The simple illustrations in these books are endearing and vaguely reminiscent of Charlie Brown. Predominantly black and white, the illustrations are enlivened by strategic splashes of the 3 primary colors (red, yellow, & blue) on objects or articles of clothing that are particularly significant to the story.
Introduce the vocabulary of "focus", "patience", and "persistence" to your child in Chinese and watch her put it to work!
For more information on this set of books, check out CHALK Academy founder Betty Choi's review here.
《Grace说专心》Grace Said Focus
《Grace说耐心》Grace Said Patience
《Grace说恒心》Grace Said Persistence
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children ages 3+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": Texts are short and conversational. The prevalence of common language from daily life makes this series ideal for beginning readers ages 5+.
Option to pair with Luka: Luka read all three books in this set!
Set Luka in front of a book, and it will read aloud any page your child turns to. For busy parents who are wrestling with time to sit down with their children as they gravitate towards longer book reading sessions, Luka will really be helpful! Luka creates a unique, independent physical book reading experience even if your child can't read by herself yet.