Start to read independently with these short comic stories, all written in characters that the child has learnt from Basic Chinese 500 course. The stories in this series include history, classic, language learning, science, humour, and more.
Each story comes with some background information. It would be a great opportunity for parents to engage children in related discussions.
孩子知道哪些動物是從蛋裏孵出來的嗎？小雞、小鳥、烏龜、魚、恐龍⋯⋯ 其實，哺乳類動物 (包括人類) 也都由蛋而來，只不過那些蛋藏了在媽媽的肚子裏，變得更安全了。
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
What was your child’s first response to this question? If chicken came first, where did it come from? If egg came first, who laid that chicken egg? This question is known as a “causality dilemma”, as you cannot get a proper answer. This could be the first time that your child has been confronted with the fact that not everything in this world has a definitive answer.
What is your child’s knowledge about eggs? Which animals come from eggs? Chicken, birds, tortoise, fish, dinosaurs… Did they realise that mammals, including humans, came from eggs too? Only that they are kept safer in their mummies’ tummy.
Egg in Chinese is 蛋. In Chinese, not all 蛋 are edible. Check out the lists below: how many of the words does your child know?
The natural, edible eggs:
The processed, edible eggs:
The inedible ones:
The totally inedible ones (these are curse words 😂😂 )