My First Chinese Reading Books – Set 1 – 1-12 book

My First Chinese Reading books are meticulously crafted to cater to the reading needs of young beginning Chinese learners. Here is a collection of  the first 12 books.



Reading plays a pivotal role in the language acquisition journey of young Chinese learners. The initial step in the reading journey for young Chinese learners involves familiarizing them with words they encounter in their daily lives. This approach leverages visual aids such as pictures and pinyin (phonetic transcription) to scaffold their understanding and facilitate word recognition. By associating characters with familiar objects or concepts, children develop a sense of confidence and familiarity with the written language.

My First Chinese Reading books are crafted to cater to the reading needs of young beginning Chinese learners at literacy development phase 2 (emergent reading phases). They are slightly higher than My Very First Chinese Reading books. Here is a collection of the 1st set of 12 books.

Key Features of the Books

Simplified Text
Each page contains 2-6 words, making complete sentences. Young readers can easily read the texts.

Familiar Topics
all the content showcase subjects young learners are familiar with in their daily lives, which help establish connections between the words and the subjects.

Pinyin Assistance
There are two versions for each book, one with pinyin, and the other without. Pinyin is provided alongside characters, aiding pronunciation and comprehension.

Visual Support
Rich illustrations accompany the text, reinforcing vocabulary through visual association. The one-t0-one text to picture correspondence makes it easy for kids to follow and understand the text.

High-Frequency Word Repetition
The series emphasizes the repetition of high-frequency words, solidifying their recognition and understanding. Predictive language.

Video Pronunciation Assistance
For each book, there is a video which can be used as an assistance for kids to master the pronunciation if necessary.

Titles of the Books

These 12 books are the first set of  books in the series. They are

  1. 动物宝宝
  2. 春天来了
  3. 我爱我的家
  4. 水果
  5. 我的身体
  6. 小明数花
  7. 妈妈和宝宝
  8. 你叫什么
  9. 睡觉
  10. 那是什么
  11. 去农场
  12. 吃饭

Each book has two versions: with and without pinyin.

There is also a video that goes with each book. Here is one example,

Are the 12 Books Right for You?

Consider the points below if you wonder if this is right for you:

  • Your child is 4-8 years old and is ready to start reading in Chinese
  • You would like to set up a library for your kids to encourage them to read
  • The books are great start for establishing a reading habit for your child
  • The reading log sheet serves as a tracking tool for you and your child to stay on track.
  • They give you a good taste to see if your child is ready for more Chinese reading books
  • Instant download.
  • Just print and assemble all the pages and you create your own reading books.

These features not only make the reading experience accessible but also enjoyable for young learners, fostering a positive attitude towards language learning.



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