Jump to content
Chinese-forums.com
Learn Chinese in China

  • Why you should look around

    Since 2003, Chinese-forums.com has been helping people learn Chinese faster and get to China sooner. Our members can recommend beginner textbooks, help you out with obscure classical vocabulary, and tell you where to get the best street food in Xi'an. And we're friendly about it too. 

    Have a look at what's going on, or search for something specific. We hope you'll join us. 
AlexanderH

Comic Books / Children's Books to train reading ?

Recommended Posts

darvil

I just wanted to post that after I saw the pleco demonstration on youtube, I just couldn't resist. I was due for an electronic update so I got myself an ipod touch and got the app. With the educational discount it was a no brainer.

Now the interesting thing is that, when I was showing pleco to some of the people in my Chinese class, I found out one of the student actually know about it and he himself bought the ipod touch just to buy pleco.

For us it is the killer app of the ipod touch. I want to congratulate pleco on this amazing piece of software!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Site Sponsors:
Pleco for iPhone / Android iPhone & Android Chinese dictionary: camera & hand- writing input, flashcards, audio.
Study Chinese in Kunming 1-1 classes, qualified teachers and unique teaching methods in the Spring City.
Learn Chinese Characters Learn 2289 Chinese Characters in 90 Days with a Unique Flash Card System.
Hacking Chinese Tips and strategies for how to learn Chinese more efficiently
Popup Chinese Translator Understand Chinese inside any Windows application, website or PDF.
Chinese Grammar Wiki All Chinese grammar, organised by level, all in one place.

anthony_barker

That software works on palm webos as well as nokia maemo (nokia n800/n900) via garnet vm as well.

I believe you can also run it on all the other nokias with symbian (e.g. n95) that are quite poplar in China.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sui.generis

Better late than never I guess.

I bought a bunch of children's books while I was in China for reading comp practice. One of my favorite series for vocabulary building was 十万个为什么. Lots of short entries tied closely in topic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
atitarev

Which books would you recommend for foreign kids, with no background in Chinese? I am teaching my little son some Chinese but it's hard to always create something interesting for a 5-year-old.

I'd prefer something bilingual, with audio and more than just one short story.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
xiaotao

Songs brings joy to those young and old. We study traditional characters so we have the song books with CDs by You4fu2. You4fu2 also bilingual classic fairytales with CD. I like the bilingual Aesop fables. You4fu2 is good quality.

I would start with a picture dictionary. I think the bilingual Magic Treehouse books are quite good. Those come in traditional with zhuyin or simplified with pinyin. It might be too hard for a beginner, but at least your kid could read the English.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
atitarev

Thank you for advice, Xiaotao. I'll have a look at these when I have a chance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
pprendeville

Digging up an old thread here but it has some great info on it. I'm looking for some simple comics for my iPad. Have downloaded DimSumWarriors and it's a bit too hard but I'm persevering slowly.

Have another app called Comikon which probably has every Asian comic under the sun but I'm having trouble finding a comic that suits my level. I've tried reading TinTin but it's in traditional characters (also perhaps a bit above my level), also tried 哆啦A夢 and it seems about my level but not really interesting. I'm around elementary level at the moment. Any suggestions on what to read?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and select your username and password later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Click here to reply. Select text to quote.

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...