Raising a Young World Citizen: Meet Becky Morales, Creator of Kid World Citizen

Raising a Young World Citizen: Meet Becky Morales, Creator of Kid World Citizen

Join the global education and bilingual parenting conversation with Becky Morales, creator of Kid World Citizen and author of The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners!  I am thrilled to share Becky’s resourceful book and her fantastic blog, Kid World Citizen with you.  Find out how to raise a young world citizen at home, how to plan a global themed class/school event for your child, where to find age appropriate global education learning tools for young learners […]

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La Ba Festival: Kicking off the Preparation for the arrival of the Chinese Lunar New Year

La Ba Festival: Kicking off the Preparation for the arrival of the Chinese Lunar New Year

  Happy Laba Festival 臘八節!  Laba falls on Jan. 27 in 2015.  Laba = 臘八 La – is the 12th month on lunar calendar. Ba – is the number 8.  Laba is celebrated on the 8th day of the twelfth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. Traditionally, on Laba people will have 臘八粥 – Là bā zhōu = Laba congee or Laba porridge.  Having Laba congee on this day is an over 1,000 year old […]

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day Book Review: All About China

Multicultural Children's Book Day Book Review: All About China

January 27 is the Multicultural Children’s Book Day.  Mia from PragmaticMom and Valarie from JumpIntoABook are on a mission to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries.  Another goal of this exciting event is create a compilation of books and favorite reads that will provide not only a new reading list for the winter, but also a way to expose […]

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Bilingual Parenting: Meet Toni Wang, Executive Producer of A Little Mandarin

Bilingual Parenting:  Meet Toni Wang, Executive Producer of A Little Mandarin

Join the bilingual parenting conversation with Toni Wang – the creative Mom, Vocalist and Executive Producer behind A Little Mandarin – Chinese Children’s Classics music album.  I am excited to share with you Toni’s joyful music album that you and your little one are going to enjoy! From China to the U.S. Toni experienced her own bilingual journey when she was a little girl.  Now, she is raising her children in Mandarin Chinese, French, and English.  Find […]

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Happy Dong Zhi Winter Festival – 冬至快樂 Dōng Zhì Kuài Lè

Happy Dong Zhi Winter Festival - 冬至快樂 Dōng Zhì Kuài Lè

  Winter Solstice is called 冬至 [Dong Zhì] in Mandarin Chinese. [Dong] mean winter. [Zhi] means extreme, or arrival.  冬至 [Dong Zhì] literally means the “extreme of winter”.  Dong Zhi is also known as Winter Festival – 冬節[Dong Jié] for Chinese.  Dong Zhi marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.  It is the coldest day in winter according to the Chinese calendar.  This is also the day […]

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Bilingual Parenting: Meet Rita Rosenback, Author of Bringing up a Bilingual Child

Bilingual Parenting: Meet Rita Rosenback, Author of Bringing up a Bilingual Child

  Watch and listen to the bilingual parenting conversation with Rita Rosenback, author of Bringing up a Bilingual Child!  I am thrilled to share Rita’s wonderful book and bilingual/multilingual parenting resource with you all.  Find out what the 7Cs are, how to apply the 7Cs to your bilingual parenting journey and how to motivate your child to speak the minority language.  Plus, all the valuable insights from the bilingual parenting expert, Rita Rosenback.  Now you can watch […]

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Exploring Chinese Culture with Kids

Exploring Chinese Culture with Kids

China, the oldest civilization on earth has so much for us to explore.  The resources that I included here will take us on an adventure with the Chinese language, festivities, food, music, art, architecture, philosophy, traditions, medicine, martial arts, and more.  Here are the tools for you to use in your daily Chinese session at home or at school.  Listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be enhanced with hands-on cultural projects and multimedia experience.  Enjoy!   Hello, […]

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Multicultural Learning with Kid World Citizen – Day of the Dead

Multicultural Learning with Kid World Citizen - Day of the Dead

  This is our first time in South America celebrating Day of the Dead.  My daughter came home one day and told me that people don’t celebrate Halloween here but they celebrate Dia de los Muertos here in Ecuador.  What is the difference between Halloween and Day of the Dead?  What are the craft projects we can do?  What are the books we can read on this special occasion?  What do people eat during this celebration?  When […]

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Meet Mingmei Yip, Author & Illustrator of Grandma Panda’s China Storybook

Meet Mingmei Yip, Author & Illustrator of Grandma Panda's China Storybook

  Come and join the conversation with Mingmei Yip, Author and Illustrator of Grandma Panda’s China Storybook!  I (Miss Panda) am excited to share this wonderful book with you.  Find out where Grandma Panda lives and how she introduces Chinese culture and traditions to children. Google Hangout On Air Event Link – Click here to watch the interview! You can also watch the interview on the screen below. Win a copy of “Grandma Panda’s China Storybook – […]

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Mini Lesson: What is Woody wearing?

Mini Lesson: What is Woody wearing?

Activity Idea Box:  Many young children enjoy dress-up play.  Kids can learn about outfits, accessories, job duties, personality and professions.  It involves imagination and creativity.  Our dress-up chest at home has been popular over the years.  Why don’t you set up one and see how your child would enjoy it.  I hope Woody can help out with the cowboy theme for your next dress-up theme.

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