Chinese Early Literacy and Character Learning

Dou Dou Books: Review of new Chinese levelled readers

What are Dou Dou Chinese Readers? Dou Dou Books are “first readers” for young children who are just starting to read in Simplified Chinese.  There were meticulously written by an American early childhood education expert, Miss Stella Beaver. Throughout two decades of teaching and researching across top immersion and Montessori schools, she has developed her…

Odonata Chinese Levelled Reading Series: Review

A review of Odonata Graded readers, which area well written series for learning 1200 Chinese characters.  The books have a clear layout, large font, and no HYPY, and importantly, will not break the bank (unlike some other famous levelled readers, which are quite an investment). Click above to read more.

Teaching kids to read in Chinese

Becoming literate requires good early learning resources. As parents who cannot read Chinese, it’s taken a lot of research to work out which books our children should be reading. We have deliberately put small doses of Chinese reading into our daily routines, and here are the books and which helped to make literacy possible!

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