寶貝盒 TREASURE BOX
The 100 characters for community life
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The Fluent Reader graduate has learnt all 500 of the most commonly used Chinese characters.
With these characters, they now have a large depository of vocabulary. With the practice from Confident Reader, they will now have established a good foundation in reading and comprehension.
At this stage, your child is different from before in two distinct ways. First, their cognitive and neurological developments allow them to learn with deliberate effort. They can now follow the instructions of their parents or teachers, or their own will, to learn and practice. Secondly, their emotional and social development guides them towards interpersonal interaction and community life.
Fluent Reader Treasure Box was designed and written keeping the above two features of child development and our principle of offering children a holistic education in mind.
Fluent Reader Treasure Box starts from your child’s acquired reading and comprehension skills. It invites your child to think and explores various philosophical ideas. By combining reading and thinking, your child will be equipped with the power that is indispensable for facing new challenges in their future.
There are 5 stories in Fluent Reader. They are best read in the following order:
The Song of the Sunflower > One for All, All for One > The Book of Happiness > Awangelema > Cai Wen-ji
Metadata of Fluent Reader Treasure Box
學習目標 What I learn
- 邏輯性思維；思考生命；探索大自然。Logical thought process, ponder upon life, exploration of the nature.
甚麼時候閱讀最佳 When should I read
- 完成基礎漢字500 實力級之後 (基礎漢字500 畢業生)。Upon completion of Fluent Reader of Basic Chinese 500 (graduates of Basic Chinese 500).
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
- 9 分鐘。9 minutes.
Overview of each story
The Song of the Sunflower
The sunflower is an annual herbaceous plant. It has long been a symbol for happiness and honesty. Following the life cycle of a sunflower in a year, this poem describes the change of seasons, including people, animals and the nature. The sunflower has been much praised by artists and writers throughout time. The poem connects the child with nature, history and life.
One for All, All for One
In this book, a boy tells a story about his community. He talks about the town, its history and its people. A small event revealed a natural flaw in humanity. The story shows that by acknowledging our faults and making amends, we can have a positive outcome after all. It also shows the importance of everybody doing their part.
The Book of Happiness
It’s a small world after all. The relationships between people are intriguing. As long as we can lend each other a helping hand and use one’s strength to compensate another’s weakness, we can solve difficult problems. Helping each other is the true source of happiness.
In this African folktale, the animals all work together. Each of them wants to achieve goodness for the community. While the strong and mighty animals failed, the slow and small tortoise succeeded, using a humble method. What can you and your child learn from this story?
A child’s success takes the combined effort of the child and their parents. Wen-ji’s story is such an example. Her father was a role model for Wen-ji. Once he discovered her talent, he taught her in the best way he could. Meanwhile, Wen-ji was a very diligent student to her father, and the father and daughter forged a strong bonding. Wen-ji also accomplished great achievements and became a much-celebrated poet and musician in Chinese history.
All available in Tradition Chinese and Simplified Chinese versions. English translation and Putonghua pinyin throughout.