This post covers our favourite things to use Luka Hero for (apart from the obvious book reading function), such as games, night light, dictionary, podcasts and trivia.
Category Archives: Luka compatible books
Review: Luka Idioms Smart Flashcards 哆学成语智慧卡
If you have a Luka Reading Robot, you shouuld consider getting the Luka Idioms Smart Flashcards 哆学成语智慧卡. Chinese idioms, or 成语 (chéng yǔ), are short (generally) four-character Chinese phrases which offer gems of wisdom – usually accompanied by fascinating origin stories. They are really meaningful for children to learn, especially as can be common kindsContinue reading “Review: Luka Idioms Smart Flashcards 哆学成语智慧卡”
Bilingual books on Feelings and Emotions for Children
Great bilingual Chinese-English books on emotions and feelings, to read with children.
Book Review: House of 100 Storeys 100层的房子 (3 book set)
A stunningly illustrated and imaginative book set about houses which are 100 stories tall…. very similar concept to 13-Storey Tree House in English.
Book Review: Elephant and Piggie series in Chinese 开心小猪和大象哥哥
Elephant and Piggie is one hilarious book set! Suitable for nascent readers ages 4 to 8, with simple words, short sentences, lots of repetition, and clear illustrations with plenty of clues.
Originally written in English, and translated into Chinese.
Luka Compatible Books
List of books which are compatible with Luka Reading Companion, split by age groups.
Chinese books from favourite TV shows – Book Review: Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Magic Schoolbus, Octonauts
This post is sharing on books from our four favourite series from television, which we have in Simplified Chinese. I’ve reviewed them in order from easiest to hardest, from a Chinese fluency perspective. All of these series reviewed below are compatible with the Luka reading companion, for page-by-page audio and all are available to borrowContinue reading “Chinese books from favourite TV shows – Book Review: Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Magic Schoolbus, Octonauts”
Book Review: Tatsuya Miyanishi’s Tyrannosaurus Series
These books aren’t your typical dinosaur books for boys. Yes, they have bold illustrations and dramatic plot lines, but behind this are sentimental stories which touch on the ability to love, forgive, share friendship, and be one’s true self. Great for reading together – it’s Luka compatible for audio, and there’s Chinese and English version.
Book review: 米小圈上学记 Mi Xiao Quan’s School Diary
Dogman and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are books that I half-wish my 7 year-old had never discovered. I say half-wish, because whilst I’m not a fan of these English series, the upside has been finding a similar equivalent in Chinese. Her discovery of Mi Xiao Quan 米小圈 has catapulted her love of reading in Chinese.