31 Mar '11, 2am

Zaobao's new Chinese guide for Pri 1, 2 pupils

PRIMARY 1 and 2 pupils have a new resource to help them learn Chinese in a fun and engaging way. Chinese student newspaper Thumbs Up Junior was launched yesterday by Lianhe Zaobao, the Chinese daily newspaper. The 20-page full-colour publication is published every fortnight on Tuesdays. It sells for $1 at Buzz pods convenience stores and at a discounted price of 60 cents for mass school subscriptions. Each issue has local and foreign news, stories on daily life, quizzes and riddles. There is also a section of written exercises designed by educators from the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language, set up by the Education Ministry to enhance the way Chinese is taught in school. Thumbs Up Junior is a sister publication of Thumbs Up, a weekly newspaper started in 2000 for Primary 3 to Primary 6 pupils. It has a readership of 60,000. Education Minister Ng Eng Hen, who was the gu...

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