My First Colors in Cantonese & English is unique in its focus on spoken Cantonese, not formal written Chinese. This book introduces Cantonese language and culture to preschool children, and is ideal for families or caregivers who may not be fully fluent in spoken Cantonese or written Chinese.
Bright, vivid pictures make this a book that your toddler will enjoy reading over and over again.
Starting with “What is your favourite colour?”, this picture book contains the conversational questions, phrases and words needed to talk through a day in the life of a toddler who loves colours.
Basic colours and colour combinations are introduced, using everyday items, animals and cultural objects.
Your toddler will meet a purple seahorse, learn how to ask for a cyan pencil, show off a blue balloon and see shiny gold coins. You'll encounter red-and-gold New Year decorations, rainbow-coloured parachutes, brown moon cakes and white steamed Chinese bread!
Each word is written in traditional Chinese characters, Jyutping (and alternate phonetic pronunciation), and English.
Chinese characters are colour-coded to their English translations.
Cantonese for Kids bilingual books include:
- My First Everyday Words in Cantonese & English
- My First Animals in Cantonese
- My First Colors in Cantonese & English
- My First Book of Things That Go! in Cantonese & English
- Goh Goh and Dai Dai's Big Day with Elephant
FREE audio recording included (available at www.greencowsbooks.com)
Karen Yee is a Cantonese-American mom who began creating her own educational materials when she couldn’t find fun, illustrated books for teaching her kids Cantonese. Today, her entire family speaks Cantonese. She hopes her books support other families on their language journeys.
Karen graduated from Stanford University and The Wharton School, and was a National Spelling Bee finalist. She lives with her family in California.
Softcover | 32 pages | 21.5 x 21.5cm