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Chineasy® for Children



A lively illustrated book that introduces children to their first 100 Chinese words, making learning written Chinese fun and simple. For ages 7+

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Chineasy® for Children is a fun and easy way to learn how to read 100 Chinese characters with pictures. Developed in collaboration with the Institute of Education, University College London, it features playful illustrations that relate each character’s shape to its meaning, alongside games and activities to make learning interactive. Stories about life in China, Chinese proverbs and how Chinese characters developed give children a taste of Chinese culture, while activities make learning fun.

You’ll be surprised how easy Chinese is when you learn it the Chineasy way!

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'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

'A beautiful and fascinating introduction'
i news

'Great fun, and not just for children'
The Lady

'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'
Parent Talk

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback

Edition Type: First edition

Size: 27.7 x 20.8 cm

Extent: 80 pp

Publication date: 15 March 2018

ISBN: 9780500651216

Contents List

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 DictionaryNotes for Parents and Teachers

About the Author

Noma Bar is an acclaimed illustrator whose work has appeared in many media outlets, including Time Out London, the BBC, the New York Times, the Observer, The Economist and Wallpaper*.

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