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!
Beautiful and thought-provoking Chinese picture books in simplified Chinese with Pinyin support and English translations!
Max Lucado books have relatable stories for kids about God's love, forgiveness, and grace. Languages include simplified Chinese with Pinyin, traditional Chinese with Zhuyin, and English!
Chinese Graded Readers of the Chinese Library Series is an excellent set of books for beginner Chinese learners. Pinyin & English translations accompany the simplified Chinese text.
Rhythm and Tones: Chants and Songs for Learning Chinese is a fantastic book and CD for families starting the Mandarin Chinese learning journey!
加油小米啦 (Jiāyóu! Xiǎo Mǐla / You Can Do It Little 米啦!) is a series of early chapter books with funny, relatable stories in simplified Chinese and Pinyin.
National Geographic Insects is a fantastic set of Chinese science books. Realistic illustrations and simple text make this series perfect for kids.
Taoshu books are based on a popular Singaporean cartoon. The series has large font Chinese characters and nice audio narration - great for beginner readers!
When should children learn Hanyu Pinyin? Overview of the pros and cons and why I am waiting to teach the Chinese phonetic system to my children.
长大我最棒儿童健康心理与完美人格 Learning to Get Along Series by Cheri J. Meiners is a set of 15 books. The series teaches children about manners and social skills. The illustrations are realistic and the simplified Chinese text is accompanied by pinyin.
When choosing books for babies and toddlers, the question we should ask is "What do babies want to see?" This post has evidence-based tips for realistic images plus examples of Montessori-friendly Chinese books.
iSuper Chinese Little Ph.D. Chinese Teaching Resources is an excellent series of science books for Grades K-5. Kids will be very intrigued by the beautiful photographs! In addition, the large Chinese characters make this series a great resource for budding readers.
Shapes Chinese Books 形状万花筒 is an excellent series of books for the budding reader. Large Chinese characters are on separate pages from the cute and clever illustrations that kids will love! Each story concludes with a positive message as well as full English translation and pinyin reference.
识字儿歌 (Shìzì er gē / Word Songs) is a set of illustrated nursery rhymes and workbooks accompanied by a CD. I highly recommend this for children who are starting to learn Chinese. The simplified Chinese text is printed clearly with pinyin below each word.
I highly recommend the DailyNoodles My Fun Chinese Numbers and Animals Books as a hands-on introduction to Chinese learning for kids. Included are fun crafts, coloring, matching games, Sudoku, Zodiac animals, and more!
The Greenfield 我自己会读 I Can Read series has 96 short, humorous children's stories that are illustrated beautifully and build reading confidence. The CDs give exposure to native Mandarin or Cantonese. In addition, workbooks and flashcards are included.