Listen to 9-year-old Kaarshini Devaeswaran say the 8 useful words and phrases in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil that are spoken by the characters in the picture book, Just a Little Mynah. These everyday words are highlighted on the last page of the book for easy reference.
Special thanks to Kaarshini for creating this audio recording. She has been learning Mandarin in school since she was 4, and listens to her parents and friends speak English, Malay and Tamil.
ARE YOU GAME TO PLAY?
Little Mynah Challenge
A read-aloud matching game with the everyday words and phrases that Little Mynah and her friends say in the book.
For preschoolers and young readers to play with family and friends! Download and print.
Little Mynah Challenge for Young Readers
Download the Seek & Spot App to play word matching games that encourage young readers to recognise and learn 8 useful words and phrases in our 4 national languages in Singapore.
The game can be played on Android or Apple app.
A big thank you to FromLabs for providing the online games platform.
LITTLE MYNAH AND FRIENDS
Ten birds are featured in this story.
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Common Goldenback Woodpecker
You can find photos and information about each bird on The Biodiversity of Singapore website, and here for the Common Peacock.
Spot The Birds
Can you identify the ten birds on these colouring pages? Download and print:
Spot Little Mynah and Friends Outdoors
You can spot all of the birds featured in the story in Singapore. Watch out for them in your neighbourhood and parks.
Instead of taking photos, bring along a sketchbook!