米可 Chinese Books About Potty Training, New Baby, and School

米可 Traditional Chinese Books About Potty Training, New Baby, and School

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. Many thanks to 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.

米可 Traditional Chinese Books About Potty Training, New Baby, and School

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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.

The series is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers learning Chinese! Each 米可 book covers important topics such as learning how to potty train, preparing young children for a new baby sibling, and going to school for the first time.

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 diverse 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.

I recently learned to read many Chinese characters through the Le Le Chinese Reading Pen system. Although I did not retain as many words as my daughter, I can read most of the 米可 books with ease.

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 Traditional Chinese Books About Potty Training, New Baby, and School

米可 Book titles

  1. 米可要當哥哥了 ISBN: 9789869674737
  2. 米可第一天上學 ISBN: 9789869674713
  3. 米可會用小馬桶 ISBN: 9789869674720

Photos of the 米可 traditional Chinese books for kids

  1. 米可要當哥哥了 Mike Becomes a Big Brother
米可 Chinese Books about adjusting to new baby: 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

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

米可會用小馬桶 Mike Uses the Potty

What has your family learned from reading children’s books together?

Please share in the comments below!

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:

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.

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Happy reading, friends!

14 Comments

  1. I have a 2 year old son and now a 9 week old daughter. The big brother book would be quite helpful! Through reading Chinese books together to match his interests, we’ve learned the Chinese terms for all sorts of construction vehicles we didn’t come across before 🙂

  2. Cute! My 4mo boy would eventually enjoy this, lol. My other two kids (4&6) have learned so much from reading Chinese books: vocab, science, other people’s experiences, etc.

    1. I have a 6 and 4. If I win this, I’ll gift it to my 1 year old niece who’ll be visiting this December. Reading Chinese (and Betty’s blog!) with my kids made me realize that Chinese could be fun and it doesn’t need to be purely memorization. The kids look forward to reading Chinese and I hope our family and friends would enjoy them as well.

  3. What a great giveaway! My child is two and we learn so much from reading books together. He loves animals and our animal books have taught us both about all sorts of animals I never knew existed, which ones are nocturnal, how they live, what they eat. We hope reading books will help us learn more Chinese too, but we have to start building a collection because the local library has none. These books look perfect!!

  4. almost 2! and she’s really into animals now so we’re learning all the animal names in the different languages we speak at home!

  5. What a nice book series this one is! My son will be 4 in a couple months. Reading books together is one of our bonding time, especially before bed. We learn new vocabularies, emotions, life skills, and just about anything new for him. He loves to ‘re-read’ the stories in his own creative way 🙂
    Thank you for sharing informative, cool kids’ Chinese literacy/songs and other educational resources.

  6. My 16 month old would love seeing these books about a boy. We learn so much about his interests through the various books we read together.

  7. I have a almost 5yo son and almost 1yo son. My oldest loves animals, so we’ve reading a lot of books on that subject. Lately, he’s really into sharks, especially hammerhead sharks. 😊

  8. My kids are 2 and 5 years old. Reading Chinese children’s books with my children have expanded my Chinese vocabulary and allowed me to teach my kids Chinese.

  9. I have a 7,5, and 2y.o. Reading Chinese books specifically has allowed me to share Chinese in a fun way vs “studying.” Reading books has allowed us to also learn about daily life, emotions, and to be able to speak openly about varied topics, that otherwise may not have been brought up. I am learning that books can sometimes me the jumping board for my kids to open up to me about things that happen outside our home.

  10. I have a 4 year old and I always find it fascinating that how my kid can learn from the topics of the books. He gets to learn something that’s not probably happening in his daily life. He also learns new vocabulary from the reading experience.

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