The other magazine my friend lent me is 康軒學習雜誌.  Kang Xuan 康軒 is one of the 3 major textbook publishing companies in Taiwan.  I recently found out they have a distributor in the U.S.  Since another friend asked me to find out about prices, I looked into them for her.

According to my Kang Xuan supplier, the top945 magazine has more subscribers than 巧虎 Qiao Hu in elementary.   I don’t love the top945 layout or their characters.  I can see it is a bit different from elementary Qiao Hu.  As other parents have noted, the focus is on more current events.  So I guess one would get different magazines for different types of needed vocabulary.

Info: bi-monthly, 24 issues per year.  Focus is more on current events and daily living 時事和日常生活.

Age:  Kang Xuan has 3 versions, 3-6, 1st-3rd, 4th-6th.  The info I have is for the 1st-3rd grade.

Versions:  You can also buy past issues for $205 (24 issues), including shipping.  There are also online versions.

Cost: The cost is on the last age.  The distributor here is willing to lower the price by doing a group order of 10 people and shipping it only 12 times a year instead of 24.  This way it’ll be $299 ($9300 NT) instead of the $337 ($10470 NT).

The magazine comes with 6-7 other things (5-6 in back issues).  A read along CD, parent guide, 1 reader on current events, a reader on chinese language, a combo book on language/math/art, storybook or hands on activity.  I took pictures of the combo book (Top 好小子)and parent guide.   My copy doesn’t have the other stuff.

I have not actually heard the CD so I don’t know what’s in it.  But I”m assuming you can read along your magazine with the CD.

The sample magazine below talks about the Tower of Pisa, why food are packaged a certain way, the author of Peter Pan, the plant that is used to make brooms, a Pakistani girl who is a Nobel Peace Prize winner, invention of flashlight, etc.

Main magazine

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Parent Guide

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Top 好小子

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