If you have a child who struggles with bedtime, you might love 第一次自己睡觉 (The First Time I Slept By Myself) just as much as us!
This is a beautiful story with a cute, built-in activity that my children adore!
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第一次自己睡觉 Chinese Book review
- Title: 第一次自己睡觉 (The First Time I Slept By Myself)
- Author: 季巳明代 (Kimi, Akiyo)
- Publisher: 北京联合出版公司
- Age level: 3-6 years
- Where to buy:
- Free narration: Ximalaya FM
- Compatible with Luka Reading Robot which has high-quality narration
Review of 第一次自己睡觉 (The First Time I Slept By Myself)
第一次自己睡觉 (The First Time I Slept By Myself) was originally written in Japanese and has been translated to simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese!
It’s a sweet story about a girl who tells her mom that she is ready to sleep alone. She makes a schedule for the stuffed animals that she wants to sleep with.
On the 6th night, her mom misses her and wants to be added to the schedule!
Our experience with 第一次自己睡觉 Chinese book
After reading the book, my daughter wanted to create a schedule for her animals, too! I love that she applied the book to real life! However, just like the book, my daughter is expecting me to sleep with her on the 6th night….Uh oh for mommy! 🙂
Here is a video of my daughter working on her book-based activity! This was a fun way to practice writing Chinese characters! She was very observant while I copied characters from my Pleco Chinese dictionary, and she remembered the stroke order of each Chinese character that she wrote. I also always love her stick-people drawings!
Here are more photos of the Chinese book 第一次自己睡觉 (The First Time I Slept By Myself)! She lined up her stuffed animals just like the book!
My daughter taped the animal schedule on the wall, just like the book!
Do you have any favorite picture books on the topic in English, Chinese, or Korean? I would be grateful for recommendations and hope to read them with my kids!
FREE CHINESE AUDIOBOOKS
Many websites and apps offer FREE multilingual books for kids!
Ximalaya FM is our favorite, and I highly recommend their free Chinese audiobooks for all kids!
Since the entire website and app is in Chinese, please refer to this guide on How to Use Ximalaya if you cannot read Chinese.
Where to buy Chinese books for kids
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