Sagebooks 500: Chinese Levelled Reader Review

Sagebooks taught my 2 & 4 year olds to read Chinese characters, and are either loved or hated by most. Here’s how we made a success of reading Sagebooks in our non-Chinese speaking family.

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.

Reading Pen Review: eTutor Education Star

The eTutor pen can read popular children’s Chinese magazines and fortnightly publications which many Singaporean primary schools subscribe to, such as 好朋友 (Hao Peng You), 知识报 (Zhi Shi Bao), 知识画报 (Zhi Shi Hua Bao), 新朋友 (New Friends), 新天地 (New World) and 新列车 (New Express), etc. For us, this was the main reason we bought the pen.

Le Le Chinese Review 樂樂文化 : Chinese Reading Pen and Character Learning System

Le Le Chinese is a series of highly-engaging children’ books which taught my child to read 1300+ characters in a fun way! It comes with a pen which can read the individual chinese characters.

Chinese Reading Pens and Robots for kids

My daughter is learning mandarin as her mother tongue, despite no parent or grandparent speaking it. So here’s sharing a few interesting “robots” that are helping us out.