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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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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