Today, I want to introduce two kinds of Chinese books for you, especially for the kids. Because the Chinese book for kids are totally different from the books for adults.
Comparing to the adults, kids don't have so much patience, and it is very difficult to attract them. About the content, kids' Chinese books are more simple, and closely linked to their daily life.
Now I will introduce the first one---Easy Steps to Chinese. This series Chinese books are designed for foreign students at both primary and secondary levels. Book 1 starts with basic knowledge of Chinese. Students at primary 5 or 6, or year 7 students at secondary level can start with Book 1. And this series is designed to ensure that knowledge-based language learning is placed within a communicative context, resulting in the improvement of both linguistic knowledge and performance. Like the picture below.
Although the editor said that this serious is prepared for non-Chinese background students, but for western kids, the exercise has none pinyin which will be the biggest problem for them to say and practice Chinese.
And comparing to the Easy Steps to Chinese, Chinese Made Easy is more suitable for non-Chinese background students. This series has five books, and adopts a new approach to teaching Chinese as a second or foreign language. It is designed for young students taking GCSE/IGCSE/A-Level Mandarin Chinese Exams, SAT II/AP Chinese Examinations, IB Chinese Exam, HSK, or for those students who are starting to learn Chinese on their own.
After completing this series, learners will acquire a vocabulary of approximately 1,700 Chinese Characters and several thousand phrase.
And comparing to Easy steps to Chinese for kids, the exercise part also has pinyin to help the kid read and finish the exercise, which I think is better.
In Hanbridge Mandarin School, we have many students all over the world. And the teaching fact proves that these two series are both very useful for kids Chinese course. You can click this link and take a free Chinese trail lesson for kids. http://www.hanbridgemandarin.com/