Chinese Mini Lesson: Go on an Adventure with a Tomato

Chinese Mini Lesson:  Go on an Adventure with a Tomato

The best way to learn is having fun and hands-on. What would happen to a tomato when it is left behind in the kitchen? Here is a short animation film created by talented ShihChieh Chiu, an animated filmmaker.  His story will take you and your young learners on an adventure. Here is the word list I have put together for this short animation movie.  Click Quizlet Word List link below and listen to the words/phrases. Quizlet Word […]

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Chinese Culture Series: 七夕Qi Xi – Chinese Valentine’s Day

Chinese Culture Series: 七夕Qi Xi - Chinese Valentine's Day

Do you see a bridge formed by magpies in the night sky on the day of 七夕 (Qi Xi)?  Is it raining?  七夕 = Qi Xi – the evening of the 7th day of the 7th lunar month is known as the Chinese Valentine’s day.  It falls on August 20 in 2015. Qi Xi is known as Tanabata in Japan, Chilseok in Korea and That Tich in Vietnam. Traditionally, Qi Xi is known as Daughter’s Day, it […]

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Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers the World – Read Around the World Summer Series

Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers the World - Read Around the World Summer Series

I am delighted to join the Read Around the World Summer Series 2015.  My recommendation is going to be enjoyed by children in the elementary school (age. 6 – 12) and their parents as well.  “Adventures of the Treasure Fleet:  China Discovers the World” is written by Children’s book author, Ann Martin Bowler.  Ann loves culture and travel and she has written 14 books and many of them focus on world culture. Adventures of the Treasure Fleet […]

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Dragon Boat Festival – Duān Wǔ Jié 端午節 Coloring Pages

Dragon Boat Festival - Duān Wǔ Jié 端午節 Coloring Pages

A special Thank You to Miss Panda’s artist friend, Matt Cox for creating the Dragon Boat Festival coloring pages for all the readers on Miss Panda Chinese!  Matt speaks English, Japanese and he has been learning Mandarin Chinese together with his daughter. Note: The following copyrighted coloring pages are for non-profit educational use only. Dragon Boat – Lóng Zhōu 龍舟   Dragon – Lóng     Related post: Learning About Dragon Boat Festival     

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Chinese Culture Adventure: Dragon Boat Festival – Duān Wǔ Jié 端午節

Chinese Culture Adventure: Dragon Boat Festival - Duān Wǔ Jié 端午節

Dragon Boat Festival falls on the 5th day of the 5th month on the Chinese lunar calendar.  Chinese people call the Dragon Boat Festival – Duan Wǔ Jié 端午節.  It is summer time when the Dragon Boat Festival comes.  Let’s take a look at the Dragon Boat Festival celebration in Taiwan.  Miss Panda finally got to see the Dragon Boat Race in person.  Ge Ge 哥哥and Mei Mei 妹妹with the whole family took the challenge to participate […]

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Meet Ann Martin Bowler, Author of All About Korea

Meet Ann Martin Bowler, Author of All About Korea

      Watch the global education conversation with Ann Martin Bowler, author of All About Korea: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More.  Ann is a children’s book author of 15 books, an educator and a traveler.  Her books often have multicultural themes.  she shares with us how her book, All About Korea, was created and what kind of help she received from her two youngest during the process.  Ann also touches on another book of hers, Adventures […]

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Fun in the Kitchen: Let’s Make Chinese Dumplings

Fun in the Kitchen: Let's Make Chinese Dumplings

Fun in the Kitchen with Miss Panda!   Let’s Make Traditional Chinese Dumplings   餃子= jiaǒ zi = dumpling   Dumplings are delicious!  I love to make dumplings with my kids.  They have created dumplings in different shapes and they all taste great.  Making dumplings can be a family event.  One person can pad water to the edge of each wrapper, one person can put the fillings in the middle of each wrapper, then one or more […]

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Growing Up Hapa: Meet Cathy Erway, Author of THE FOOD OF TAIWAN

Growing Up Hapa: Meet Cathy Erway, Author of THE FOOD OF TAIWAN

  Join this delicious Taiwanese cuisine discovery and heritage culture conversation with Cathy Erway, the author of THE FOOD OF TAIWAN: Recipes from the Beautiful Island.  Cathy is also the author of The Art of Eating In, the blog Not Eating Out In New York and the host of “Eat Your Words” on Heritage Radio Network.  I am delighted to share with you Cathy’s new book, The Food of Taiwan, which is among the very first to […]

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Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with Children

Celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with Children

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of the culture and history of Asian-Pacific Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month originated as a congressional bill in 1978 and in 1992 it was expanded from a week to a month-long celebration. This is a good time to learn something new about the diversity of Asian-Pacific cultures or to reflect on your culture with your child if you are descended from […]

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Earth Day 地球日 dì qiú rì

Earth Day 地球日 dì qiú rì

Today (April 22) is Earth Day but we can protect and care our earth every day.  What can you do as a kid or as a family?  Some kids at the school created water hero, like the one in the picture above to remind themselves they should save water.  It was a creative group project for 4th graders.  There are a lot of fun ways to celebrate Earth Day. Now you can work on one and use […]

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