This week, I have been reading the 米可 series over and over again with my 3-year-old son! These hardcover 米可 books are engaging and relatable for toddlers and preschoolers.
Taiwanese and Cantonese friends will be happy to know that these books are in traditional Chinese!
Thank you YoBaby shop for sponsoring this 米可長大了系列套書 set, because they fit with my goal of sharing Montessori-friendly Chinese children’s books.
As with all of my posts, this recommendation is an honest reflection based on my family’s experience!
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米可長大了系列套書（米可第一天上學 + 米可要當哥哥了+米可會用小馬桶）
- 作者 (Author): Kathleen Amant
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Originally written in Dutch and published in the Netherlands, 米可 is a cute and relatable series that has been translated to traditional Chinese characters.
What we like about 米可長大了系列套書
I appreciate that these topics are presented with the gentle parenting philosophy of encouragement rather than shame or fear.
I’m also glad that the family appears to be mixed-race, because we need more multicultural books in our home library!
Also, breastfeeding is shown in the 米可要當哥哥了 book (see image below).
The font is on the smaller side, but I think find it easier to read than other other Chinese picture books which have tiny font.
Our experience with reading 米可長大了系列套書
My 3-year-old son finds these stories very interesting, especially since we don’t have as many books with boys as the main character.
My 6-year-old daughter can read each book fluently. For reference, she previously learned ~1000 traditional Chinese characters and ~1300-1500 simplified Chinese characters.
After many years of being addicted to Pinyin, I’m really excited that I am finally starting to read both forms of written Chinese!
米可 Book titles
- 米可要當哥哥了 ISBN: 9789869674737
- 米可第一天上學 ISBN: 9789869674713
- 米可會用小馬桶 ISBN: 9789869674720
Photos of the 米可 traditional Chinese books for kids
- 米可要當哥哥了 Mike Becomes a Big Brother
2. 米可第一天上學 Mike’s First Day of School
3. 米可會用小馬桶 Mike Uses the Potty
What has your family learned from reading children’s books together?
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If you’ve read these books, what did your child think of 米可’s experiences?
More traditional Chinese books for young children
Here are more great Chinese picture books that my kids have enjoyed:
- Chinese Books with Big Font, Zhuyin, CD: Something About Vicky 亮亮的成長
- “Grace Said” Chinese Picture Books in Simplified and Traditional Chinese
- 爱心树 / 愛心樹 The Giving Tree in Chinese and English
- 林明子 and 筒井赖子 Realistic Chinese Picture Books
- Mina Learns Chinese Series
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
If you’re wondering where to buy kids’ books, please click here for a list of the most popular online Chinese bookstores!
Chinese children’s books on Amazon!
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