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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Theme-based Chinese Learning Units

Theme-based Chinese Learning Units

Theme-based learning is interactive and is designed with the children’s and students’ needs and progress in mind.  The multi-directional approach in each unit engages children to have fun learning new words/phrases with easy sentences and/or short stories.  Repetition and re-enforcement of new items are lead by fun activity pages.  You will also enjoy Reading Circus that is included in many of the learning units.  Kids love stories and they make words and phrases vivid in their imagination. […]

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Miss Panda’s Mini Lessons: Picture Chinese Summer Series

Miss Panda's Mini Lessons:  Picture Chinese Summer Series

Summer is a wonderful time to keep the kids engaged with language learning.  I have created Picture Chinese – Summer Series for you and your child(ren) to learn 3 new phrases with a sentence pattern every week.  When you are taking a walk you can check out what you see around you  or you can play “I Spy” with the phrases and sentences you have learned.  See it?  Touch it and say it with your happy energy!  […]

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Fun with Chinese: Sing and Dance with Hakuna Matata

Fun with Chinese: Sing and Dance with Hakuna Matata

Summer vacation is here!  Let’s kick off our Summer Fun with Chinese right now.  This is a fantastic time to have fun and to learn with your child.  Playful learning is always the best!  Summer is a season full of energy and we can be as silly as we can (well, I think I am always like that).  And we can hangout outside all day long.  We can grab this opportunity and follow the joyful learning plan […]

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Read Around The World Summer Series: The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

Read Around The World Summer Series: The Great Wall of Lucy Wu

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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 龍     Related post: Learning About Dragon Boat Festival   ©2013-2016 Miss Panda […]

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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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An Interview with My Son on Learning His Heritage Language-Chinese

An Interview with My Son on Learning His Heritage Language-Chinese

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  I am delighted to see the schools and libraries have shared various resources with children, parents and educators.  When I lived in Hawaii the celebration of heritage culture seems so natural and it seems like it is a part of everyday life.  My kids are one of the many HAPA kids at schools.  “Hapa” is a Hawaiian pidgin word used to describe mixed-race people — primarily, though not exclusively, those […]

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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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Time to Sing a New Song in Mandarin: 好想你 hǎo xiǎng nǐ I Miss You

Time to Sing a New Song in Mandarin: 好想你 hǎo xiǎng nǐ  I Miss You

Singing is always a great way to get the children move around and have fun.  I know I always do.  When I do the kids follow.  What a relaxing method to engage the kids!  Music is a fantastic tool to learn a language. Do you like karaoke?  Have you been to a karaoke party?  Many families have their own karaoke equipment at home.  There are karaoke apps available as well so you can sing when you are […]

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