A Cantonese bilingual, Montessori-friendly, multiculturalism and EQ early learning book for ages 0-5 | Written in colloquial Cantonese Chinese, Jyutping, and English.
I Am Me! empowers children to love themselves through their differences. Let the cross-cultural art style, bold colors, and amusing expressions help you teach your child awareness and acceptance of race, gender, and emotions.
我就係我自己！: I Am Me! is written in Cantonese Chinese with Jyutping pronunciation guide and English.
The companion video in Cantonese is read by author Serena Y. Li.
About This Book
This 18-page premium board book’s powerful art style speaks to all audiences. Your little one will enjoy looking at other multicultural babies just like them making funny faces, while listening to you read this rhythmic story.
All Duck Duck Books are printed using plant based ink on paper sourced from sustainable forests. This book is 100% written and designed by American People of Color.
Book dimensions: 6.5" x 6.5"
How to leverage this book at different ages to spark meaningful conversations:
If your child is under 1
|Encourage your child to wonder with the bright, contrasting colors. Babies love looking at images of human faces, so let them make their first friends via this book.|
If your child is 1-2 years old
|Read the simple phrases as they learn to talk. These positive phrases will become part of their vocabulary and will help guide them as they grow. Describe the facial expressions; encourage your child to copy, and explore different emotions and expressions.|
If your child is 3-5 years old
Instill confidence in your child, and encourage them to be comfortable with their emotions and facial expressions. Talk about the differences of these images with your child, and acknowledge that being different is good and worth celebrating. You’d be surprised what you can learn from your open minded little one.
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