Chinese New Year is almost here! In Singapore, we love our bak kwa and pineapple tarts, and also the mandatory CNY shopping at Chinatown's CNY Bazaar. As you soak in the festivities over this last weekend leading to CNY, why not read with your child too, & immerse in the rich traditions associated with CNY!
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This picture book is suitable for children aged 4 and above. The little ones will learn about the story of the Chinese zodiac through the vivid illustrations and simple to understand text. There are also interactive games and activities at the end of the book!
This book tells the traditional tale of Nian, the legendary monster that returns each year at Chinese New Year to feast on human beings. We especially adore the beautiful illustrations of this version, which makes the characters in the story come alive. Here's a video preview of the book!
If your child is already familiar with the traditional tale of Nian, then this is a must-have! The author cum illustrator 熊亮 is an extremely renowned Chinese picture book maestro. This heartwarming story is a re-imagined version of the story of Nian, in which Nian is a misunderstood and lonely creature who just wants to make friends and have some company during Chinese New Year.
Elena travels to Beijing to celebrate CNY with her grandparents, and meet a lion there. They started talking about CNY customs, and Elena shares with the lion her favourite CNY dishes and activities. There are also step-by-step instructions on how to make a pop-up CNY card, and also a paper cutting activity.
Through colourful stories about Chinese New Year customs (do you know about keeping vigil on New Year's eve and how that relates to grandma?) and hands-on activities like Chinese paper-cut crafts and old-school paper dolls (remember them from the '60s & '70s?), this locally authored book is brimming with activities that will definitely keep your little one happily busy!
This book belongs to a set of picture books that cover 12 Chinese traditional festivals, including CNY, Ching Ming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Winter Solstice and more. It has HYPY, which makes it a more manageable read for younger children.
And if you still have not purchased our CNY Story Pack, which consists of 1 handpicked CNY-themed storybook, 1 sticker activity book and loads of complementary activities both online and offline, visit our online store now!