These two Easy-Read Chinese audiobooks are specially made to be compatible with Easy-Read Pen, a pen-shaped book reader onto which audio from specific books can be downloaded.
When Easy-Read Pen scans across book pages, either images or texts, the corresponding Chinese words, phrases, paragraphs, or dialogues are read out loudly in clear mandarin, a new technique of Point and Read. Please see E-reading pen: an interactive tool to learn Chinese for more details.
This package includes two books on Chinese idiom stories. Each book features an excellent selection of the most popular Chinese idiom stories on history of humanity, fables and legends, nature and geography, dynasty suppression in history, which have significant and far-reaching impacts on Chinese cultural continuity.
Chinese idioms, often referred as Chengyu, are a type of traditional Chinese idiomatic expressions, most of which consist of four characters. They were widely used in classical Chinese and are still common in vernacular Chinese writing and spoken Chinese today.
Each Chinese idiom, or Chengyu, is a short phrase, usually with a Chinese story with significant and interesting meaning. A Chinese idiom story will not only tell you the meaning of a phrase, but also help you learn more about ancient Chinese culture.
You can upload the audio files of these books into your Easy-Read Pen. These audio files are available from a CD that comes with the books. Or you can download them from here.
Here is a demo video for Chinese Idiom Stories. Please enable your computer audio and increase the speaker volume so that you can hear the sound track.
Demo Video for Chinese Idiom Stories (2 Easy-Read Chinese Audiobooks)
Here is a demo video showing my two-year-old daughter Yanyan using Easy-Read Pen
to learn Chinese. For more information, please visit The resources my twins are using to acquire Chinese