We hope you liked our recommendations for beginning preschoolers in our last post! Today’s recommended list of Chinese picture books are suitable for all the Primary 1 students out there! Starting primary school is a BIG milestone – so parents, enjoy the journey and create great memories together with these titles!
This book is so full of positivity, it will make every young reader find joy and meaning in their new learning environment! Young readers will follow Little Chun, a first-grader, on his exciting experiences in a new schooling environment --- making new friends, learning new things and receiving support from wonderful teachers. It creates a great opportunity for your child to share all about his/her schooling experience with you too!
We love how this book is so interactive! Have fun reading this book with your child and completing the various mini activities among the pages --- walk through a maze to get to school, identify the real principal from a bunch of impersonators, find out which objects belong to which rooms in the school……Your little one will be kept engaged with all the fun, and will definitely grow to enjoy his/her new school even more!
This book features a little boy ready and eager on his first day at "the big kids' school". His mother was, however, worried about the new environment that her child would be entering. In a refreshing reversal of roles, this book is perfect for supporting the little ones who think they are all grown up and ready for "big kids' school". Part of the story also shows how the mom progressed from being a worrywart to making new friends too!
If you would like to explore more titles on this topic that are suitable for your little one on schooling, do check out Maha Yu Yi online children's book store!
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3 great books on starting preschool 学前开学必备绘本
It’s been almost a month into the new school year! Is this your little one’s first year in school? Or is your little one starting at a new school? Starting school can be daunting for some children as they face uncertainty about friendships, expectations and unknown class routines.
Reading picture books about starting school can create opportunities for children to discuss their fears and concerns, as well as talk about all the wonderful new things they are about the experience.
If your child just started school this year, here are some fantastic Chinese children's picture books that can help reassure children about starting school or going to a new school.
This book is part of a fun series of board books with flaps and movable parts for the little hands to manoeuvre, touch & feel. This is a great introduction for little kids and has loads of lovely illustrations that introduces the different aspects of school life to young children.
If your child is still feeling nervous about the new environment, or needs some persuasion to attend school each morning, this is the perfect book for him/her! Take a peek at what cute little animals learn in school, and take this opportunity to invite your child to draw parallels to his/her own schooling experience! (P.S. We absolutely adore the super cute illustrations by the Korean author!)
For parents of young kids, back to school often goes hand in hand with cries of "Mommy, don't go!" The school in this book makes the wishes of young kids come true by allowing mommies to accompany their children to school! Things were great at first, until Mommy started behaving inappropriately......
If you would like to explore more titles on this topic that are suitable for your preschooler, do check out Maha Yu Yi online children's book store!
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Learn more about the tales and practices of the most celebrated Chinese festival (and also our favourite!) - Lunar New Year ! Join us at Maha Yu Yi Bookstore for a fun and interactive festive storytelling session!
Each participant will receive Dandelion's CNY special story pack, which contains story book 《十二生肖谁第一》, audio book, online resources, sticker activity book, $10 book voucher & many more hands-on craft materials!)
Suitable for children aged between 5 and 8.