Sing, Rap, Speak Chinese!

Sing, Rap, Speak Chinese!

Sing, Rap, Speak Chinese! Teaching Children a Foreign Language with Songs and Movement Singing is a joyful way of learning and an effective way to teach languages to children of all ages. Are you ready to try “London Bridge” in Mandarin Chinese with your little one now? Have fun! – 玩得開心 – Wán de kāi xīn! Back in my pre-mommy days I used to teach Chinese children English. When my own children were born I was determined […]

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Sid Shuffle – Let’s Dance and Rap in Chinese

Sid Shuffle - Let's Dance and Rap in Chinese

Let’s learn a dance and rap in Mandarin Chinese!  What a fun way to  start your day with all the movements and direction words and phrases in Chinese!  Watch the video and let’s do the Sid Shuffle with the adorable Ice Age character.  Sid will teach us the moves to the coolest dance craze sweeping the globe.  Watch people from 15 countries do the dance!  Miss Panda is ready!  How about you? First, we will learn the […]

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Read Around The World Summer Series: Mei Ling’s Hiccups

Read Around The World Summer Series: Mei Ling's Hiccups

  No matter where you are you can join Read Around The World Summer Series on Multicultural Kids Blogs.  Here is Miss Panda’s recommendation.  What do you do when you have hiccups?  Read Mei Ling’s Hiccups by David Mills and find out what Mei Ling did. Discover all the great books in this series on Read Around the World Summer Reading Pinterest Board. “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” – Garrison Keillor […]

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10 Great Children’s Books in Chinese

10 Great Children's Books in Chinese

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” ~ Emilie Buchwald  I still remember the days when my son was only a few months old and I was reading “The Good Night Moon” to him in Mandarin Chinese.  He would be on my lap listening and then from time to time he would grab the book and chew on it.  What an adorable scene!   Yes, he was teething at the time! Reading familiar books […]

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Happy Father’s Day – Tie & Shirt Printables

Happy Father's Day - Tie & Shirt Printables

Happy Father’s Day!  How are you going to celebrate this special day in your family?  Here are two Father’s Day Printable pages for you to work on.  There are two sets of the pages.  The first set is in traditional Chinese characters, pinyin and English.  The second set is in simplified Chinese characters, pinyin and English.  I include both traditional and simplified characters in the Phrase Box so you can be familiar with both versions.  Click on […]

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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 my 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.  This summer we had a fun time 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 […]

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A Celebration of Cultural Heritage with Kids: Taiwan & China

A Celebration of Cultural Heritage with Kids: Taiwan & China

{Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Blog Hop} May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.  We are celebrating cultures and sharing our cultural heritage with children! First, what is cultural heritage? “Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations.” – wikipedia For me, my heritage culture is Chinese from Taiwan and China.  I like […]

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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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Miss Panda Chinese: Spring Word Game Printable

Miss Panda Chinese: Spring Word Game Printable

Spring is here!  I see the colorful flowers, green grass, buds on the trees, and birds in the neighborhood.  Hello, spring!  It has been a long cold winter with many snow days here on the East Coast.  We are going to celebrate spring – 春天 [Chūn tiān] with all kinds of fun activities.  We are going to learn the spring themed words.  I have prepared two sets of word game printable for you. Go out and explore […]

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