寶貝盒 TREASURE BOX
The 100 characters that evolve from concrete to abstract concepts
吹牛大王 > 美猴王 > 張良 > 我來想一想 > 拇指姑娘
A Confident Reader graduate can read at least 400 characters.
Progress in language relies on large amount of reading, thinking and continuous practice. Tomorrow’s success depends on the hard work that is put in today.
Treasure Box turns all the hard work into fun. It offers your child interesting and engaging stories, written in sophisticated styles for them to learn through simple assimilation. At this age, your child has achieved a lot more than a solid ability in reading – they also start to develop thinking in an abstract manner. As they now understand many rules and patterns of this world, they begin to appreciate humour and jokes arising from irregularities. They also enjoy grouping and classifying objects and ideas, and love to solve riddles.
Confident Reader aims to boost your child’s abilities in reading, comprehension and appreciation of literature. It instils confidence in your child to become a life-long learner.
There are 5 stories in Confident Reader, with a total of 3001 characters. The stories are best to be read in the following order:
The Unbelieveables > Monkey King > Zhang Liang > The Big Book of Riddles > Thumbelina
Metadata of Confident Reader Treasure Box
學習目標 What I learn
- 提問，並透過閱讀尋找答案。Ask questions, and seek answers through reading.
甚麼時候閱讀最佳 When should I read
- 完成基礎漢字500 信心級，開始實力級之前。Completed Confident Reader of Basic Chinese 500, and before starting Fluent Reader.
全級五冊總字數 Total word count in the 5 books
新生字 New characters
每冊閱讀時間 Time to read each book
- 7 分鐘。7 minutes.
Overview of each story
Children at this age love to talk back and to challenge others’ ideas. They also love jokes. The Unbelieveables caters to this development. With a series of descriptions which are the exact opposites of the real world, it triggers your child to pay attention to our world and their own. The Boy’s speech at the end of the book is the highlight of the story. Your child may need your assistance to fully comprehend it. This story is written in a playful way. It trains your child’s reading and comprehension.
The story of Monkey King is one of the four great Chinese classics. This Treasure Box adaptation allows your child to enjoy this story independently, while maintaining its original spirits. The part of the story we adapted focuses on the positive strengths of the Monkey King: he is clever, loves to learn, is protective of his family and is just. His magical and fighting power has fascinated children and adults alike through the ages.
Zhang Liang is a famous historical figure. He was a general and the founding figure of the Han Dynasty. He was wise, earnest, courteous and was especially celebrated for his integrity. Despite Huang Shi-Gong’s persistent scrutiny and criticism, he persevered and made sincere corrections each time. In the end, he was rewarded with the precious Book of Strategies which helped him accomplish great work. We hope children will be inspired by Zhang’s perseverance. One day, their consistent hard work today will pay off and earn them precious rewards.
The Big Book of Riddles
Solving riddles relies on careful observations and the abilities to compare, contrast and group. It also requires a keen analytical mind and some lateral thinking. Children look at the world from a different angle than us. They can have very sharp eyes and observation skills. You will be surprised by their discoveries and creative answers time and time again!
The story of Thumbelina is more than just a fairy tale. It is an adventure and a story of friendship. There are many characters in the story. They interact with each other and form a complex relationship network. There is also a series of causes and consequences. The story takes place across a long timeframe and a vast geographical distance. Your child will need the knowledge of animal behaviour and comprehend how the change of seasons affects nature, as well as the understanding of people’s mind, to be able to follow and enjoy the story. Does your child know who the original writer of this story was? You can find the answer in the book.
All available in Tradition Chinese and Simplified Chinese versions. English translation and Putonghua pinyin throughout.