Wonders of Raising A Bilingual Child

“Wow!  You are raising a bilingual child.  It must be easy for you because you speak the language…” a lady on the playground once told me.  Is it easy?  What do you think? Parenting is exciting, but we all know that and it can be challenging at times too.  Parenting in two languages is definitely rewarding, but it also requires some creativity from us as parents when we are being challenged. A friend of mine is raising

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6 Things I Love About Bilingual Kids

  Love and laughter are a wonderful part of the bilingual journey. Along the way I’ve discovered these secrets of bilingual kids!   Here are 6 things I love about bilingual kids: 1.  They are curious in two languages. When they see something new they always want to know more about it, what to call it, and why. 2.  Their sense of humor is doubled – at least. They tell jokes in two languages, and even in

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Valentine’s Day: LOVE 愛 Aiˋ ㄞˋ Craft Fun with Printables

Song: Treasure My Precious Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here is a song for you and your child – Treasure My Precious! Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?  Are you going to make some special cookies?  Are you going to make special cards for your friends?  Miss Panda and Multicultural Kids Blog have a collection of circle toppers in multiple languages for you to choose from and to create your cards.   Here are the printable sets in traditional

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Chinese Lantern Festival Riddles

Chinese Lantern Festival Riddles - FREE

  Are you ready to carry a lantern soon?  How about hosting a riddle game with the kids on the Lantern Festival?  Traditionally the lantern owners write their riddles on the lanterns.  Now you see the riddles written on the papers and are attached to the lanterns at the festival locations.  I always have a Lantern Festival Party with the kids and their friends.  I place the riddles in red envelopes and I clipped them on a

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Chinese Lantern Festival – Yuán xiāo jié – 元宵節 Lanterns and Tradition

Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival – Yuán xiāo jié – 元宵節 is on February 11 this year (2017).  It  is the fifteenth day of the lunar new year and it is time to carry the lanterns and celebrate the last day of the Lunar New Year festivities.  The Lantern Festival marks the end of the fifteen days of New Year celebration. What do people do on Lantern Festival?  There are three activities that most Chinese people participate annually.  In

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Chinese Culture with Miss Panda: Lion Dance and Dragon Dance

Year of the Rooster

 Picture Chinese Series:  Chinese New Year Special     The Chinese New Year celebration is a 15-day festivity.  With all the Spring Festival cultural events going on around the world this is a great time to locate one and to experience the celebration in person in your area.  If there is nothing similar locally you can join me to see what it is like.  I got a chance to visit Chinatown in Washington DC.  The year of

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Miss Panda Chinese: Chinese Beef Noodle Soup Recipe

Tomato Beef Noodle Soup

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Chinese Beef Noodle soup is one of the most popular dishes in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.  There are different variations of this recipe depending on the location people are from but the popularity of this soup is unbeatable.  There are noodle shops specialized in beef noodle soup all over Taiwan.  The signature beef noodle soup from different restaurants compete annually for the championship of the best noodle soup.  This is a

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Chinese New Year Must-Know Lucky Phrases

Happy Spring Festival! Happy Chinese New Year! Happy New Year of the Rooster! The most important thing during the Lunar New Year is to keep a positive spirit and to say the traditional Chinese lucky phrases when greeting family and friends. Here are the TOP three lucky phrases you will hear during Chinese New Year.  Now you can try them out yourself and see the magic reaction you get!  Watch the video and say the phrases with

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Chinese Lunar New Year Guide – Tradition, Taboos, and Celebration

Chinese New Year lucky word, Fu. photo by ©2017 Miss Panda

“Gong Xi!  Gong Xi!”–The Excitement of Chinese New Year The fragrance of Mom’s special stew and the “Ten Vegetarian Delights” fills the kitchen just before Chinese New Year arrives. That’s the first memory that floods into my mind each time someone asks me about the Chinese New Year celebration. In my opinion it’s the best of all Chinese festivals and has been my favorite since I was a little girl.   Growing up with Chinese New Year

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day: The Mysterious Stream Book Review by Miss Panda

The Mysterious Stream by FB Smit - Book Review by Miss Panda Chinese

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Multicultural Children’s Book Day: January 27th, 2017 #ReadYourWorld January 27th is Multicultural Children’s Book Day.  The co-creators of Multicultural Children’s Book Day are Mia from PragmaticMom and Valarie from JumpIntoABook.  I (Miss Panda) am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful event once again this year and help to bring brilliant, diverse books to more homes, classrooms, libraries, and schools. Today I am sharing a wonderful multicultural book–“The Mysterious Stream” by

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