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Chinese story books for Children

Postby ESMJ family » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:21 pm

Hi all,
any recommendation on good chinese story books for children (those with han yu pin yin) ?

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Postby schellen » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:05 pm

I'm looking for those too. Preferably not too wordy, with good illustrations to help understanding and thin, soft cover so that my DD can bring to school for reading period. Thanks! ^_^

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Re: Chinese story books for Children

Postby jedamum » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:41 pm

ESMJ family wrote:Hi all,
any recommendation on good chinese story books for children (those with han yu pin yin) ?

ESMJ,
What age group are you looking at?
For Preschoolers, I like Pelangi's this series of books. It is readily available in Popular Bookstores and you can select any titles you like (ie no need to buy in a pack of 5). The story is mainly in one liner sentences.

schellen wrote:Preferably not too wordy, with good illustrations to help understanding and thin, soft cover so that my DD can bring to school for reading period. Thanks! ^_^

My boy had a hand-me down chinese storybook...thin, but he has been reading it for the past Mondays...still haven't finish! :roll:.
I usually go to the library and grab whichever 'reader-like' chinese books (with HYPY). :D

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Postby schellen » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:46 pm

jedamum, I also bought as few titles from the Pelangi series too but they are a bit too simple and boring for my DD now.

I also tried the library but the good and interesting stories tend to have no hypy. Those with hypy that I found are usually wordy, lousy quality paper/illustrations, boring stories (e.g., trying to impart morals in a "fun" way but failed), or interesting with stupid, abrupt ending that makes no sense.

Sigh... my DD has read so many interesting English and Jap books that it is hard to find equals for Chinese books (those with hypy).

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Postby ESMJ family » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:29 pm

schellen wrote:jedamum, I also bought as few titles from the Pelangi series too but they are a bit too simple and boring for my DD now.

I also tried the library but the good and interesting stories tend to have no hypy. Those with hypy that I found are usually wordy, lousy quality paper/illustrations, boring stories (e.g., trying to impart morals in a "fun" way but failed), or interesting with stupid, abrupt ending that makes no sense.

Sigh... my DD has read so many interesting English and Jap books that it is hard to find equals for Chinese books (those with hypy).


i bought the pelangi series too....now looking for others for my girl who's in pri 1 now..thanks

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Re: Chinese story books for Children

Postby san76 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:11 pm

ESMJ family wrote:Hi all,
any recommendation on good chinese story books for children (those with han yu pin yin) ?


There is no age group for Chinese books. Each child is different when come to learning and reading, especially LANGUAGE!!! We can buy all kind of books, but when they bring to school, who knows if they are reading or not.

Always start with a simple one and read to them and at the same time, see their progress. If they can read independently, move on to a little more wordy!!!! Giving them the books that is not their interest will soon kill them from reading further.

Try this out. It may take some of your time but in the long run, it does
pays off.

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Re: Chinese story books for Children

Postby ESMJ family » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:15 pm

san76 wrote:
ESMJ family wrote:Hi all,
any recommendation on good chinese story books for children (those with han yu pin yin) ?


There is no age group for Chinese books. Each child is different when come to learning and reading, especially LANGUAGE!!! We can buy all kind of books, but when they bring to school, who knows if they are reading or not.

Always start with a simple one and read to them and at the same time, see their progress. If they can read independently, move on to a little more wordy!!!! Giving them the books that is not their interest will soon kill them from reading further.

Try this out. It may take some of your time but in the long run, it does
pays off.


my girl is interested to read chinese books. She needs to bring chinese stories book for silent reading in school but can only read those with han yu pin yin. Thus, i am searching for books with HYPY.

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Re: Chinese story books for Children

Postby san76 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:23 pm

Library!!!! It has all the books she needs. Try out at Bishan. No point buying. You will have to keep all the books after she had read them. Kids wont read them again. They will move on to more interesting one. So, borrow from library.

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Introductory book series for Chinese reading

Postby Em » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:07 pm

Understand that the Peter and Jane series reinforces the written Eng language by constantly repeating the high frequency words in its books. Think the Thematic Readers is something similar? Anything like this for Chinese?

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Re: Introductory book series for Chinese reading

Postby tamarind » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:34 pm

Em wrote:Understand that the Peter and Jane series reinforces the written Eng language by constantly repeating the high frequency words in its books. Think the Thematic Readers is something similar? Anything like this for Chinese?


Em,
Berries enrichment class uses the same theory at the Peter and Jane series. Their weekly lesson constantly repeats the most commonly used Chinese words. Both my kids learn to read many Chinese words by attending Berries. But I don't think they sell their materials if your child is not a student there.

I have heard that this series of books uses the same method as the Ladybird series. Also available at Popular bookshop :

https://www.popular.com.sg/jsp/product/ ... 6&vor001=j

But I have not used them before.


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