Beginning Reader is the first set of the powerful tool to learn to read Chinese. It teaches the 100 most frequently used Chinese characters, bringing the reader's understanding to the sentence level right from the start. There are 5 books in the set, each teaches 20 Chinese characters. The Box Set contains Books 1-5 of Beginning Reader and a parent's guide book packed in a slipcase. Audio of all the text are available as MP3 download.
Basic Chinese 500 contains 5 levels: Beginning Reader, Budding Reader, Building Reader, Confident Reader, Fluent Reader. All the course text comes with pin-yin to show pronunciation and English translation. Each Reader level teaches 100 Chinese words, staring from the most frequently used ones. The child learns to read sentences from the very start, which is the natural way for a child to learn to speak. By repeatedly reading the new words in various scenarios, the child grasp the meaning of each word and the knowledge becomes solidified. Available in Traditional & Simplified Chinese.
Book 1 of Beginning Reader teaches the following words: 山，高，的，人，個，大，上，下，在，有， 手，很，隻，小，孩，家，也，我，指，五。 Book 2 of Beginning Reader teaches the following words: 兩，十，來，是，女，媽，爸，馬，朋，友， 去，這，不，你，們，鳥，天，地，花，朵。 Book 3 of Beginning Reader teaches the following words: 四，草，到，說，好，甚，麼，飛，看，裏， 起，要，男，明，兔，白，書，本，會，吃。 Book 4 of Beginning Reader teaches the following words: 和，水，幾，沒，走，都，出，回，了，太， 他，嗎，長，愛，喝，可，想，見，給，玩。 Book 5 of Beginning Reader teaches the following words: 就，把，樹，頭，耳，快，得，子，多，又， 妹，雨，誰，門，貓，開，老，紅，邊，那。