• Book Review: 幼兒 心性開發套書 12本

    Book Review: 幼兒 心性開發套書 12本

    Age 5+ This is out of print and we loved it. My little one read through all of them with ease when she started bridge books. Classic stories, thick paper, huge words, simple but long sentences. Different twists on stories. We really enjoyed this set. They are about 100 pages per book. Most used books […]

  • Book Review: 魔法校車套書 Magic School Bus Set 22 Books

    Book Review: 魔法校車套書 Magic School Bus Set 22 Books

    Age: 6+ independent or with parent Purchase Links: 魔法校車第一輯  Magic School Bus First Set 12 Books 魔法校車第二輯  Magic School Bus Second Set 10 Books Please visit our Facebook group for more information! We’re having a sale! https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ This is a set of books about science topics everything from water to electricity and nature. The story is all […]

  • Book Review: 公主出任務 Princess Black Series

    Age: 6+ independent Please visit our Facebook group for more information!  公主出任務 – 套書組 (共5冊) – The Princess Black Series 公主出任務 01:怪獸警報  – The Princess Black 公主出任務 02:完美的派對  – The Perfect Princess Party 公主出任務 03:飢餓的萌兔怪  – The Hungry Bunny Horde 公主出任務 04:度假好忙  – Takes a Vacation 公主出任務 05:遊戲日的祕密  – Mysterious Playdate This set is for pure entertainment for my kids. There […]

  • Book Review: 小妖怪系列書 Little Monsters Series

    Age: 6+ Independent reading 小妖怪系列套書 Little Monsters series with 4 books: 海洋裡的小妖怪、森林裡的小妖怪、城市裡的小妖怪、校園裡的小妖怪 Ocean, Forest, City, School 鬼怪不想讓你知道的50個祕密  50 Secrets of Monsters I love this set because my kids love it and they can go at it for a long time “without” me. I would purposely only read ONE out of the four books so they can sift […]

  • Book Review: 念故事給我們聽好嗎? Can You Read For Us?

    Age: 6+ Independent Join our Facebook Group for more recommendations! This is a first grade book and very sweet. Not very long at 80 pages with almost a 1-1 ratio of words to pictures. The language is very sweet and straightforward so it’s a pretty easy read for children by themselves. The story starts off […]

  • Book Review: 紅豆綠豆碰 系列 Red Bean Green Bean Series

    Age: 5+ independent I’m so excited to find this series of comics with zhuyin! It teaches good behavior and whatever your child has come across at school, it’ll probably have a story that goes with it. It has topics on how to make friends, why studying is great, things about the earth, school, EQ, etc. […]

  • Book Review: 小兵童話精選 Little Soldiers Fairy Tales Series (6 Books)

    Age 4+ (with parent) 6+ (independent reading) Please visit our Facebook Group for more information! I’m rating this set to be at a higher age for independent reading because it is a lengthier book than regular picture books and has 3000 characters each book. This is a 6 book set. You can try out one […]

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

    Age 6+ Visit Us on Facebook for More Information! 換換書  Change Change Change! This is a book recommended by one of our members! It’s about changing body parts, changing names, changing even their own moms! Teaches you what it’s like to live in the life of someone else. Really cute book and definitely first grade beginning […]

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

    Age: 6+ This is one of the really cute series. It talks about the little things we have in life like cups and spoons, etc. and what their lives and viewpoints are. Whimsical stories about the lives of little things. I show pages of the stories inside. It’s divided by one chapter per item. The […]

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

    Visit our Facebook Page for more information! Age 6+ This is a really educational series where they embed all sorts of science like knowledge in cute stories and in forms that’s easy to understand. The series consists of a Turtles, Plants, Backyard Discoveries, and Building Homes. In each book, there’s a topic that they cover. […]

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

    Join our Facebook Group for more information! Age: 6+ Yes, I know I’ve mentioned this many times that my kids like all the stuff that’s not high level intellectual material. Anything to do with fart, butt, nose holes, boogers, it’s fascinating. Yes, even for my girls who think they are total princesses! Here’s a set […]

  • Book Review: 漢聲精選 Han Sheng Collection

    This 70 book collection is a BEAST. I was super excited to skim through everything and provide a quick overview. My favorite ones are the Human Body collection that I listed below because my kids are into stuff like looking at blood and eyes and veins. However, what I’ve found is that this company only […]

  • Book Review: 未來領袖 CEO 菁英計劃 : Leaders of Tomorrow Book Set

    Age: 5+ independent This is a set of 47 picture books and 47 CDs and one parent manual. There’s one CD for each book. The CDs do not follow the book verbatim but I find it easy to listen to for long car rides! You could let three year olds listen and tell the story […]

  • Book Review: 王文華的品德故事屋 Developing Good Character Collection

    Age: 3 (read to), 5+ 王文華的品德故事屋 1 – Set 1 Good Character Collection 王文華的品德故事屋 2 – Set 2 Good Character Collection This set is not really there for it’s “pictures” but they are picture books. What I love about this set is the author. He never gives out a complete flop in books. I would say the […]

  • Book Review: 故事摩天輪系列 Ferris Wheel Bridge Book Series

    Age: 6-9 (Grade 1-Grade 3) This set of books is really wonderful. Although it doesn’t sort out from easy to hard for you, each box has a variety of easy to harder books. It has a variety of books in each box and each box contains 10 books. I really really love the stories inside. […]

  • Book Review: 笨狼的故事 (簡體,简体书): Silly Wolf Series – Simplified

    Age: 5+ Independent , Grades 1-3 (Lower Elementary) This is a simplified bridge book set of 10 books. This is a very easy read, cute pictures and the stories are very cute. I’ve only read through the first story but as a sample, it’s about a silly wolf (really he’s kind of dumb) and he […]

  • Book Review: 四五快读: 4,5 Quick Read (简体书, Simplified)

    I have no clue how to translate that so it didn’t sound stupid. Whether it was quick reading, quickly read, read quickly, … it was driving me crazy so here it is. 4,5, Quick Read. We got this set because I am preparing the girls to learn both traditional and simplified characters. I like teaching […]

  • Why Using Textbooks To Teach Chinese May Not Be the Most Efficient Way To Teach Reading

    Chinese textbooks bore me to death and they will surely bore my kids to death. Do we do it? Yes, for the worksheets. Do we read it? Not really. We jump straight to worksheets to practice some writing. Plus, their first grade texts are only maybe 20 words each lesson and slowly increases through the […]

  • Book Review: 幼童創意橋樑系列 Creative Kinder Bridge Books Collection

    Join my Facebook group for more information and free materials: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ I want to start by saying how much I love this set for educational purposes in teaching Chinese. It has the right amount of words for my 3 almost 4 year old and she reads by herself. It’s easy to understand and has just […]

  • Book Review: 水果奶奶好故事 Grandma Fruit’s Stories Collection

    Join me on Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/motherlynotes/ 水果奶奶好故事1:什麼時候可以吃冰淇淋? 水果奶奶好故事2:奶奶不會收玩具 水果奶奶好故事3:琳琳的生氣帽 水果奶奶好故事4:淇淇會讀詩 Age: 3 with parent, 5+ by themselves The pictures are not cute at all. I actually find them repulsive. LOL! I love beautiful things and I love art so to see illustrations that look like this just aches my heart. HOWEVER, I have […]

  • Book Review: 世界經典橋樑書系列 World Classics Bridge Sets 1, 2, 3

    Where to buy them: 世界經典橋梁書:低中年級(小學生閱讀小火車)  – Lower Grades (K-2nd) 世界經典橋梁書:中高年級(小學生閱讀小火車)  – Middle Elementary (2nd-4th) 世界經典橋梁書:高年級(小學生閱讀小火車) – Upper Elementary (4th-6th) Here are 3 sets of “bridge books.” When most people think of bridge books they get scared and think it’s usually too hard for their kids or think that picture books are easier. That’s not the case. […]