By: Chiharu Sakazaki,
Originally Published in: Japan
Language: Simplified Chinese
Lines per page: 1-6 short lines
Price per book: $12.25
Audio book: read by Luka
Like other seek and find books, these Chinese 小企鹅观察力培养 (xiǎo qǐ é guān chá lì péi yǎng) books are fun and engaging for kids even without the text.
What most parents might not know about seek-and-find books is that they actually help children practice skills important for reading! When a child practices finding small differences between images, they are practicing the same skill they will need to distinguish between small visual differences between Chinese characters! So, don't stress if your child is just studying the pictures, they are practicing essential pre-reading skills.
These books, originally published in Japan, are visually striking and just plain fun.
Unlike many other seek and find books, which only include pictures, these adorable books also include engaging stories with simple everyday language so your child can learn some simple phrases while they gleefully seek and find the right penguin.
《小企鹅逛百货商店》Little Penguins Go Shopping
《小企鹅玩游乐园》Little Penguins Go to the Amusement Park
Five penguin brothers are going shopping. The oldest brother carries a red bag, the second brother carries a blue bag, the third brother carries a yellow bag, the fourth brother carries a green bag, and the baby brother carries a pink bag.
What will each brother buy? Can you spot it? Look really hard and you may find out. But, watch out because there are lots of other look-alike penguins in the store as well!
Five penguin brothers go to the amusement park. Each one wears a different color scarf. What will each of them do? Can you spot it? Watch out for look-alikes!
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me": Children as young as 2 will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka or a caregiver.
"Read by myself": Most pages have only 1 or 2 lines of texts, they are short and conversational. The prevalence of common language from daily life makes this series ideal for beginning readers ages 4+.
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 isn't ready to read by herself. 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.