Sagebooks is an excellent curriculum that uses spaced repetition and short stories to teach kids how to read 500 Chinese characters and basic sentences. Simplified and traditional Chinese versions are available.
Comparison of various human body books in Chinese, English, and Korean! Some are very engaging and interactive for young children; others should be avoided!
Madeleine Editions is a multilingual, multimedia publisher that specializes in charming Tales in Music for children ages 3-7. Eva Lou, the creator, shares her passion for creating unique eBooks and behind-the-scenes production process.
A geode kit is a fun way to learn learn about rocks! Kids will love to watch geodes crack open and explore the inside with great books about rocks!
Chinese Sticker Books 贴纸书 can be a fun way to reinforce Chinese speaking and reading at home. Here is a comparison of various sticker books plus teaching tips!
Peter Spier's 人 (People) book is the perfect companion to teaching the Chinese character 人 while depicting the beautiful diversity of humans worldwide! Books review, Ximalaya narration, and teaching tips in this post!
Berenstain Bear Faith-Based Books in Chinese (贝贝熊生命之光) is a charming series that encourages positive relationships with God, family, and friends.
We have many Eric Carle books in Chinese and Korean and love the rhythmic flow and beautiful illustrations! Here's a peek at these wonderful books for kids!
我宝贵的身体 is a series of 3 books that teaches children where babies come from, the differences between boys and girls, and how to protect one's body. Realistic illustrations featuring a normal family makes the topic relatable and
Leveled reading is a strategy that encourages kids to read books that match their reading skills. Here is a detailed comparison of Chinese leveled readers that we have used.
We love the 樂樂文化 Le Le Chinese Reading Pen system, which teaches 1000+ traditional or simplified characters through 300 stories! My kids love the stories, and the reading pen is so helpful for non-fluent families.
Encourage observation, empathy, and respectful discussion with a free emotions book and Montessori 3-part cards in English, Chinese, and Korean.
《想哭的时候》 Everyone is a picture book that features a young boy who explores emotions through beautiful, reassuring, and metaphoric illustrations.
I successfully potty-trained my first child in 2 days before age 2, and am happy to share our experience and general pediatrician tips! Find out about our recommended potty seats and favorite potty story books in this post!
Charming and humorous 《青蛙和蟾蜍》 Frog and Toad Books are perfect early chapter books for budding readers. You can read them in simplified and traditional Chinese and listen to the narration on Ximalaya!
爱的小秘密 is a realistic, poignant story about a girl who longs for her mother. Feelings of fear, disappointment, relief, and love are palpable and relatable for readers of all ages.