Tag: Chinese reading

How not to discourage children from reading Chinese books

First of all, we should keep in mind: all children love books by nature. The reading journey starts from being read to by parents, to reading together, to finally reading independently. The beginning of the journey, esp. the journey of Chinese reading, requires nurturing. We need to be careful not to discourage children. Put the Willingness of the Child into Consideration Sometimes parents ask the children to read when they are playing. If the children are “invited” by force to read, they won’t pay full attention to the books. They may be sitting next to the parent, but their...

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Chinese Online Reading: Play Watermelon

This story is about a cat named Huahua. There was a bit watermelon in the house. The playful Huahua played with a watermelon: it lay on it; it sat on it; it stood on top of it; it rolled the watermelon; it even lifted the watermelon. The watermelon fell down. Huahua had nothing to play with any more. New Vocabulary: 西瓜 – watermelon – xī guā 趴 – lie (on the belly) – pā 坐 – sit – zuò 立 – stand – lì 滚 – roll – gǔn 举 – lift – jǚ 摔 – fall down; drop –...

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Picture book in Chinese – Happy Birthday, Moon

Today I want to continue with our picture books in Chinese exploration. Today’s book is “Happy Birthday, Moon” (月亮生日快乐) by Frank Asch. When a bear finds out that the moon shares same birthday as his, he bought the moon a hat as a gift. This is a book which will bring you a feeling of warmth and comfort. I like the original book in English a lot. The Chinese translation is also great. I would also recommend the animated version of the book. It is a nice addition to the reading. For young Chinese learners, it could help them establish what they see and what they hear. Yes, read the book, watch the video and listen to the Chinese narration carefully. You will be touched. [kml_flashembed movie="http://player.56.com/v_NTI0Njg1ODI.swf" width="460" height="400" wmode="transparent"...

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Picture book in Chinese – The Most Wonderful Egg in the World

Easter is near. Egg hunting is of course the highlight of the day. So here is the lovely book of “The Most Wonderful Egg in the World” (最奇妙的蛋) by Helme Heine. The story is about three hens. They all have something really beautiful: one had the most beautiful feathers, one had the most beautiful legs and the 3rd had the most beautiful crest. But which was the most beautiful hen? They decided to go to the king. The king proclaimed that whoever laid the most beautiful egg would become the princess. So the contest began… Here is the animated version in Chinese. Enjoy it! [kml_flashembed movie="http://player.youku.com/player.php/sid/XNDkxMTIzMTI=/v.swf" width="460" height="400" wmode="transparent"...

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Picture book in Chinese – Swimmy

I was excited to have found the animated version of Swimmy (小黑鱼) in Chinese! Swimmy, one of the famous picture books by Leo Lionni, tells a story of a little black fish uses his creativity to help a school of frightened fish to form a group to outsmart other big fish in the occean. A real enjoyment for young children. Now let’s enjoy the marvelous animation of the book. The book of Swimmy is available in Amazon.cn. If you are interested, here is the...

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Chinese leveled reading: Smells good

真香(zhēn xiāng) in Chinese means “smells good”. It can be used whenever you smell something and find it smells good, for example, flowers, food. The opposite word of 香(xiāng) is 臭(chòu). [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.yes-chinese.com/reading/read.swf?id=0021" width="460" height="360" wmode="transparent" /] To watch the full screen, click it...

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