弟子规,三字经,千字文,百家姓

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弟子规,三字经,千字文,百家姓

Postby quixation » Wed May 14, 2008 2:16 am

Hi Mincy,

Well, before the video, my hubby really read to her every day...with or without showing the book. The VCD actually is free with the book. I happened to buy this book while i was 30 weeks pregnant at a book fair but i did find it and more of such books at Union bookstore at Bras basah or the other chinese bookstore there.

Now i bought the whole series and let her see once a while but she is still interested in the san zhi jing (maybe thats becoz we did read to her)..
my hubby lets her play on our bed and just reads it whether or not she was listening.. after a few days, she wa watching my hubby's lips and was like trying to learn how to speak it! so maybe you shold start by reading to her first.. here is a photo of the book.. Hope it helps.. The barcode is ISBN 978-7-5315-4099-1 the last time i called to check if they have stock first. Costs about SGd5 each with free VCD. But we also have another set that includes san zhi jing, qian zhi wen (the thousand word book) and bai jia xing (thousand surnames) with CD and DVD but that one is more serious so we will let her see that one when she starts school (although she also watch it now..hahah)

I started with san zhi jing because its one of the easiest books to pick up yet its a very thorough ancient main book that teaches life's values and history.. easy for us to understand too... my husband says that ancient chinese studies the 4 main books first followed by 6 main'jing'

there are a total of 7 types of other books under this range and we bought all but not rushing into it yet..

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Postby mintcc » Wed May 14, 2008 10:00 am

wow that's very informative. Thanks a lot, quixation!

I like san zhi jin too. teaching chinese values and even the key towards learning. Very beneficial to read for mummies and daddies too.

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San Zhi Qing

Postby semibreve » Wed May 14, 2008 5:41 pm

Hi

May I know where can I get the San Zhi Qing and Tang Shi ? Sounds interesting.

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Wed May 14, 2008 11:58 pm

Hi quixation,

I bought that exact book! But then I lack the basic proficiency to read or understand what I read, so it was quite useless for me. Might as well be Japanese or Korean to me. Can I borrow your husband to read to my kids? :lol:

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Postby quixation » Fri May 16, 2008 12:30 am

ChiefKiasu wrote:Hi quixation,

I bought that exact book! But then I lack the basic proficiency to read or understand what I read, so it was quite useless for me. Might as well be Japanese or Korean to me. Can I borrow your husband to read to my kids? :lol:


But if hubby is on loan, who will help me lei? hahaha.. there is hanyu pinyin mah.. sometimes I get stuck too when i read the tang shi and it all doesnt sound right to me loz..but now i am trying again and again.. not easy to memorise it especially after delivery.. part of my brain seems to have gone on holiday..

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Sun May 25, 2008 9:03 pm

I just bought a set of Chinese educational CDs from Giant Hypermart for only $6.90. The box is entitled: 三字经,百家姓 and contains 5 VCDs:
三字经,百家姓,百科知识1,百科知识2,百科知识3

The production is actually pretty good, with the recitation done with catchy tunes in the background, and a detailed animated explanation of the phrases in Chinese.

Definitely value for money. Do check it out.

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Postby mintcc » Mon May 26, 2008 12:41 am

wah is the 三字经 the same one quixation has?

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Postby quixation » Mon May 26, 2008 3:34 pm

chief,

I was at Giant parkway yday didnt see it. can you paste a photo of it? which giant did you get it from? Can give me the Barcode number?
better, get a still picture of the VCD program itself. thks

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon May 26, 2008 4:08 pm

quixation wrote:chief,

I was at Giant parkway yday didnt see it. can you paste a photo of it? which giant did you get it from? Can give me the Barcode number?
better, get a still picture of the VCD program itself. thks


I bought it at Giant parkway! It is near the entrance, at the section where they sell DVDs and CDs. They were spread out on table platform, along with all the Tom & Jerry and other cartoon DVDs. There were a lot of other titles for teaching math, english, and other stuff - all at $6.90 and $7.90 per pack.

Here's the cover:

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:41 pm

OK... verdict after 1 week... The VCD rocks! Well... I had to rip out the files and strip off the "explanation" part so that only the poems remain and I can just play the series repeatedly. My 3yo daughter, as Chinese phobic as she was, loves watching, listening and repeating the words. She can already say the entire 人之初 sequence by herself now! For $6.90, that's a steal! (of course, I didn't factor in the effort to repurpose the material into a "chanting" brain-washing machine!)

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