The book teaches parents all over to slow down, enjoy the present and not be in a hurry all the time.
Recommended for Ages: 0-6
Language: Simplified Chinese
Author: 安托瓦妮特·波蒂斯 Antoinette Portis
Translated from: English
Translated by: 连涟
- Who is walking in front?
- Who is walking behind?
- What is the little boy looking at?
- Who is the lady looking at?
- Do you like to walk slowly or quickly?
Suggested extension activities:
- Take a walk in the neighbourhood, let your child set the pace and direction
- Visit an aquarium shop
- Eat ice cream
- Places and people in the neighbourhood
Here is our book in action during a Mandarin Playgroup for toddlers!
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This morning, we took a break from cookery and had a Mandarin story-telling session with our young toddlers. We read the book 等一等 from @mystorytreasury (Em absolutely loves this book) and inspired by my daughter, I had items found in the book placed in a drawstring bag. • • Stereognostic bag, more commonly known as Mystery Bag is a classic sensorial Montessori material that helps children develop their ability to identify object using only one sense - the sense of touch. It is usually used by older children (3 and up) where they may first be blindfolded and then name the familiar items as they feel the items in the bag.• • For young toddlers, we can vary it by asking them for a particular item and then allowing the child to pick out the named item. Alternatively, you can let them feel, pick and name the item.• • I found it really useful to introduce new mandarin words to Em through the book (even though the book has very little words - only 快一点 and 等等), and then reemphasise them using a mystery bag.• • More ideas and info from the link https://livingmontessorinow.com/montessori-monday-diy-montessori-mystery-bags/• • #sgmontessori #sgmontessorimoms #homebasedplaygroup #montessoriplaygroup
Since receiving this book in the mail, my son has requested to read it every day (it's been two weeks already). I love the simple yet thoughtful/ consistent illustrations in this book and I love that the book only has 2 phrases. It is repetitive, so my 22 m/o can learn the phrases and anticipate what to say next. As the book only has two printed phrases, I appreciate the freedom I have to talk about anything my son or I find on the pages :)
My daughter and I really enjoyed this book. By the end of the book she could recognise and read the words herself because of the repetition. It also struck a chord in both of us, as we are always rushing about and I am always saying, "hurry up, hurry up!" Love the reminder to slow and and appreciate the little things in life that we take for granted! The drawings and colours are also great talking points.
If you are hoping for your kids to learn more chinese characters, this book is not for you. However, it is highly recommended for all kids and family. We will learn to take a steolp back, absorb the surrounding and enjoy its presence. A simple book but even a 3 year old will dwell into its pictures and love it.