Chinese for Kids Set 1 (Simplified Edition) is a confidence-inspiring set of first readers for children ages 3 to 8 beginning to learn Mandarin. Developed with teachers, the Spot Color Immersion Method® combines picture cues, simple sentences, humor, repetition and a story-based approach. Beginners soon read each page on their own or with the online audio narration by a native speaker. When children finish their first book—then all 10—they are filled with a sense of accomplishment and empowerment.
” I appreciate the Getting Started guide and explanations of the Stages of Early Language Development.”
“Having audio of the stories from a native speaker is crucial. I am a Mandarin speaker, and know that if you don’t understand that Mandarin is a tonal language, you will not be able to pronounce the words correctly from reading them.”
“I really like this set because it’s an easy way for me to practice Mandarin with my daughter. When I was pregnant I envisioned myself always speaking Mandarin to her, but that did not happen. This is a fun way to incorporate more Mandarin into our day-to-day play.”
“I actually think the simplicity of these books is innovative. It makes it really easy for young kids to dive in with a very low intimidation factor.”