Chinese for Kids Set 1

10 First Reader Books with Online Audio, Pinyin, Traditional Characters (with Simplified Variants)

Chinese Books For Kids Set 1
$25.00
Box Set1 Chinese Traditional Spread

Chinese for Kids Set 1

10 First Reader Books with Online Audio, Pinyin, Traditional Characters (with Simplified Variants)

Chinese for Kids is a motivating set of 10 first readers for kids 3-8. Beginners finish these short books in pinyin and Traditional Chinese with help from the online audio and English.

Set 1 introduces the building blocks of the Chinese language to kids. Based on extensive linguistic and classroom research, the unique Spot Color Immersion Method® weaves 100 vocabulary words into beginner-friendly Chinese reader books that make kids laugh—and forget they are actually learning. Each box set includes:

  • 10 first reader books with thematic vocabulary words (colors, numbers, shapes, etc), high frequency words and expressions, fun Chinese phrases: 好棒!(Amazing!) • 好吃!(Yum!)
  • Access to online audio recordings by native Mandarin Chinese speakers
  • English translation at the back
  • Bilingual vocabulary charts

The text is in pinyin and Traditional Chinese with Simplified Chinese variants. Each reader has a theme: Family, Animals, Clothing, Colors, Face and body, Fruit, Numbers, Shapes, Snacks, and Toys.


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The Spot Color Immersion Method® appeals to young learners while introducing language learning methods that speed language acquisition:

Online audio recording. Each Chinese reader includes access to the online audio narration. Kids can listen to the correct pronunciation of each story by a native Mandarin Chinese speaker without needing a parent, teacher, or other adult to help.

Strong visual cues. Color cues and illustrations make the meaning of the Chinese characters and pinyin clear. Appeals to different learning styles. 

Simple sentences. With one line of pinyin text per page with traditional Chinese characters (and simplified Chinese variants), these 16-page readers are not too overwhelming for children who are just beginning to learn Chinese.

English translation. There is no English on the page, so kids are encouraged to read in pinyin and traditional Chinese. The English translation is included discretely at the back of each reader.

Repetition. Patterned stories with a repetition structure help kids learn new vocabulary and phrases.

Context. Each reader presents familiar themes that kids will enjoy with an unexpected humorous twist.

Look Inside...

Set1 Chinese Trad Magic Sample 1
Set1 Trad Chinese Sample Magic 1A
Set1 Trad Chinese Sample Magic 2A
Set1 Trad Chinese Magic 3A
Set1 Trad Chinese Magic 4A
Set1 Trad Chinese Magic 5A

Listen to the Online Audio

Each reader features an online audio narration by native Chinese speakers, which can be played on your mobile device or computer. Kids can independently review and enjoy the stories, listening to the correct pronunciation without additional help from adults.

Audio is accessed via the website address/URL or QR code printed in the books and can be streamed or downloaded (in MP3 format). Click to listen to a short preview of the online audio narration.

Mouse On Unicycle

British researchers have found that speaking Chinese may take more brainpower than speaking English because more parts of the brain need to be utilized when learning Chinese.

BBC News, “Chinese Takes More Brainpower”

Studies suggest a correlation between learning Chinese and a greater understanding of math concepts, because learning Chinese characters naturally requires math skills such as counting, grouping, ordering and comparing. 

Asia Society, "Learning Chinese Pays Dividends"