親子天下: 閲讀123 / Reading 123 Collection

Reading 123 full

Age: 6+ independent

*note the picture above also shows 樂讀456 which is a series for upper elementary so ignore those for now. I’ll review those later. I also have 5 more sets of those that need to fit together with the others! Yikes! #NoMoreShelfSpace

This is an amazing set of books with all different authors, series, stories, etc. written for lower to mid elementary. I love sets where you have many different sets of themes and collections. The books range from 4,000 characters to 20,000 characters! 4,000 – 7,000 being first grade level, 7,000 – 13,000 being second grade and 13,000 to 20,000 being third grade. This is only my opinion from skimming through the books, the styles used, idioms used, etc. My guess is that they try to match the reading levels with the amount of characters. However, they do have labels on the spline as well. The orange has the “初階” labeled. Then there’s the “進階” labeled too.

I didn’t really follow these labels as I really only pull out books and sets by word count from there. We’ll do the 4000’s first then 5000’s, and so on. I wasn’t really minding their own labels as we have a limited amount of time to read daily and my goal is for them to finish a bridge book a day and depending on how fast they read, that’s the # of character book they’re getting. It’s been working out well.

I have done several reviews of the collections in this set already but obviously there are more sets to review! I will update reviews as my time allows:

Book Review: 閲讀123 / Reading 123 嬉遊民間故事集 – Chinese Folk Tale Collection

Book Review: 閱讀123 / Reading 123 換換書 Change Change Change!

Book Review: 閱讀123 / Reading 123 小東西系列 Little Things Series

Book Review: 閱讀123 / Reading 123 我家有系列 Our House Has Series

Book Review: 閱讀123 / Reading 123 – 屁屁超人系列 Fart Superhero Series

The easiest collections to understand and should be starting sets are:

  • 小東西,
  • 小珍珠,
  • 我家,
  • and the single books under 7000 characters that are not in any Collections (沒有系列). The single books that were really interesting were “換換書” and “危險,請不要按我.” “企鵝熱氣球” was just okay, nothing too exciting. So if you’d like to start with the above, they would be great sets.

Once your reading level is up to second grade, I would go for the higher level books and there’s two sets of books that weird, spooky, but very interesting that so far all kids have loved:

  • 奇幻經典 and
  • 嬉遊民間.

I did a review on the latter (link above). Another set everyone seems to like a lot is of course 屁屁超人 (review link also above).

Here’s a table of all the books sorted by Collection and then with Word Count on the right column.

reading123 table

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