Originally published in: China
Language: Simplified Chinese
Lines per page: 0-8 short lines
Price per book: $4.13
Audio book: All 20 books read by Luka
What about National Geographic for babies and toddlers in Chinese? This 我的第一套自然认知书 (wǒ dí dì yī tào zì rán rèn zhī shū) 20-book Chinese set is a real treasure. It features over 300 stunning color photographs that capture the marvelous moments of mother nature.
The topics are mammals, insects and rivers, yet the stories are crafted to relate to little children's daily lives: just like us, lizards eat, crocodiles get mad and rivers run home. The conversational, flowing Chinese language in the book pulls little readers into a familiar yet magically new world of discovery.
Photographs are a wonderful way, or a preferred way in Montessori teaching, to illustrate children's books. The Montessori belief is that young children, especially toddlers, learn best through realistic and concrete storytelling rather than fantastic, abstract storytelling.
Children are genuinely attracted to realistic pictures about their environment and the things they know. Would this set become your child's favorite to read and read again?
Books topics : 我的第一套自然认知书
《你住在哪儿》Where Do You Live?
《你在干什么》What Are You Doing?
《地底下有什么》What's Hidden Underground?
《猜猜我是谁》Guess who I am!
《各种各样的蛋》All Sorts of Eggs.
《小仓鼠》The Little Hamsters
《快乐的小狗》The Happy Little Dogs
《小小寄居蟹》The Little Hermit Crab
《独角仙》The Rhinoceros Beetle
《好玩的昆虫》The Playful Insects
《金龟子的颜色》Color of Beetles
《藏猫猫的竹节虫》Hide and Seek with Stick Insects
《你是昆虫吗》Are You An Insect
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read by myself": The limited text per page, and the prevalence of 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 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.