Books to keep kids learning when schools are closed

Available in : Vietnamese

June 15. 2021


While the government has imposed social distancing on the population as a result of the epidemic, parents must redouble their efforts to keep kids busy without screen time. Here are five books you can find in Saigon in  Vietnamese and English to keep your kids learning (and busy) during social distancing.




“Aesope fables” – Val Biro





Enjoyed by generations the world over, Aesop’s tales are a delight for all children. As a storyteller for children, the author has no rival in power to enlist the imagination and carry it along natural, healthful lines. The power of his tales to charm and elevate runs like a living thread through whatever he writes.




Who moved my cheese – For kids – Spencer Johnson, MD & Christian Johnson






Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson is a best-selling book that has helped millions of people around the world adapt and succeed in changing times. Dr. Johnson has now adapted his story for the picture book audience so that children can see change as a positive thing that can lead to new opportunities from a young age. Young readers will enjoy following the adventures of four little characters, Sniff, Scurry, Hem, and Haw, as they navigate a maze in search of the “Magical Cheese” that makes them happy.




Thumbelina – Quentin Greban






A delightful and classic story. Matching the delicate beauty of the watercolor illustrations, this tale of the tiny girl has been re-told by in a light and charming style. As the story unfolds, Thumbelina must escape from the advances of a frog, a bug, and a mole before finally meeting her tiny prince. Since 1999, G Quentin has published more than 25 children’s books in several French‚ Belgian‚ German, and Greek publishing houses. His books are translated in many countries (Germany‚ Denmark‚ Hungary‚ England‚ Canada‚ Greece‚ Korea‚ the United States…)




Quand on parle du loup – Veronique Caplain & Gregoire Mabire






Today, Papa Goat is reading a book to his little ones. It’s a wolf story. From page to page, the baby’s goats are delighted to tremble with fear … and they even end up scaring Papa! So, do wolves exist in life or are part of the stories?




The Children’s Book of Virtues – William J Bennet






The Children’s Book of Virtues is the ideal storybook for parents and children to enjoy together as brings together timeless stories and poems from around the world. The stories were chosen specifically for a young audience to assist parents in teaching their children the fundamentals of good character: Courage, Perseverance, Responsibility, Work, Self-discipline, Compassion, Faith, Honesty, Loyalty, and Friendship. The Children’s Book of Virtues is a timeless collection of literature and art that will guide young minds toward what is noble, gentle, and fine.







Available in : Vietnamese

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