A mother amuses her son at the beach by drawing Chinese characters in the sand, many of which resemble the objects they stand for....
|Title||:||At the Beach|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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At the Beach Reviews
This book was to old for the assignment that was given. However, after I read the reviews for it, I really wanted to check it out. The main character is a little boy named Xiao Ming. He goes to the beach with mother. While he is there the mom teaches him how to write Chinese characters in the sand. What I liked about this book was that it made connections for the reader. The connections helps the reader see a known picture within the character that matches the meaning. I thought this book would be great for any teacher who is trying to teach visualization or connections.
A fun way to learn words from another language, "At the beach" is a great multicultural book about about a mother teaching her son, Xiao Ming, characters in Mandarin Chinese. They are at the beach and are learning to write and read words in the sand. They describe the characters as pictures to make it easier to learn. I think the illustrations are very appropriate for this book, with solid colors and simple illustrations. This would be a good book to introduce children to a new language, or simply to talk about other cultures and languages. It would be great to include a lesson to teach kids how to write their names in a foreign language to introduce them to multiculturalism.
A clever book that teaches children some basic Chinese characters and words through the medium of a mother and her child at the beach drawing them in the sand. The paper collage illustrations are simple and effective as they tie together the characters and the story. This is a book that would be quite useful for a school environment since it invites the children to draw and say the new words. It would probably be most appropriate for an early reader since the language is easy enough that a child could follow along and then later read it on their own.
Just like the author, from my mother's side, we are Chinese from Cambodia. I thought this book was fantastic for my children because it is a great exposure to the written Chinese language and my kids (and I) were motivated to learn!
Characters for person, big, small, sky, water, mountain, sand, woman, child, good.
Really enjoyable cut-out illustrations that correspond with the story and the shapes of chinese characters - pleasurable and entertaining, both.
This is a good book to look at Chinese. It shows some of the characters in Chinese and how to draw them. It was a cute book, and would be good to look at if you were studying Chinese history or something.