'ShaoLan demystifies Chinese characters through attractive graphics and imaginative activities. A very engaging book for young learners of Chinese.' - James Trapp, Primary Network Coordinator University College London, IOE, Confucius Institute for Schools
Chineasy (R) is the fun and easy way to learn how to read Chinese characters with pictures. The book opens with introductory spreads explaining how the Chinese language is made up of building blocks. Subsequent spreads feature lively scenes and illustrations that help children to recognize basic Chinese characters. The book is organized by themes, each of which covers key vocabulary such as numbers, family, animals and food. Stories about the development of characters and customs provide the perfect introduction to Chinese culture, while games and activities allow children to put into practice what they have learned. The book also features eight practice pages for children to try out writing the Chinese characters. You'll be surprised how easy Chinese is when you learn it the Chineasy (R) way!
ShaoLan is a writer, entrepreneur, angel investor and traveller. She is also a member of the boards of the Said Business School of Oxford University, Asia House and the New School Network (an organization backed by the British Government promoting educational reform).
What's Inside?: Reading Pictures; Common Characters; Building Words; Building New Characters * My World: Body; Family; King and Queen; People; Opposites; Counting to Ten * Animals: On the Farm; Pets; Pond Life; In the Wild * Nature: Nature Walk; Weather; Sun and Moon; The Planets * Let's Go to China: China; Noodle Bar; Dragon Boat Festival; Zodiac Animals; Chinese New Year * Picture Dictionary * Notes for Parents and Teachers