The Max and Mei series was created by acclaimed author Martha Keswick to provide parents with colourful and engaging bilingual stories to share with their children. For children learning Chinese as a second language, being read to in Chinese is an important part of language acquisition. The adventures of Max and Mei captivate young children with interesting stories they can relate to, exposing them to Chinese culture and strengthening their Mandarin listening comprehension skills. With a range of products encompassing 13 storybooks, 3 activity books and 2 sets of game cards – and even more being developed for younger audiences – the world of Max and Mei makes practicing Chinese fun!
Written in Simplified or Traditional characters, each story page includes Pinyin and English and there is also a free audio soundtracks available online. The Max and Mei series makes it easy for parents to support their children’s Chinese language learning regardless of their own levels of fluency. Recommended for children ages 2-7 years old.