Earth Day 地球日 dì qiú rì

Earth Day 地球日 dì qiú rì

Today (April 22) is Earth Day but we can protect and care our earth every day.  What can you do as a kid or as a family?  Some kids at the school created water hero, like the one in the picture above to remind themselves they should save water.  It was a creative group project for 4th graders.  There are a lot of fun ways to celebrate Earth Day. Now you can work on one and use […]

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

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

Year of the Sheep Lantern (2015) – Image courtesy of Liberty Times MKB Chinese New Year Series & Giveaway This year Yuán xiāo jié – 元宵節 – Lantern Festival is on March 5th (2015). 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 Chinese New Year […]

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Miss Panda’s Pick: Top Songs for Chinese Lunar New Year

Miss Panda's Pick: Top Songs for Chinese Lunar New Year

Chinese New Year – Spring Festival – Lunar New Year is coming and I have selected three songs for you to learn and sing with the family or friends for the Chinese New Year.  These are not the classic traditional songs for the Chinese New Year.  These are the contemporary songs that will go very well with the celebration of the Lunar New Year!  I include the lyrics in Chinese characters and pinyin for you to follow […]

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Raising Young World Citizen: Meet Allison Branscombe, Author of All About China

Raising Young World Citizen: Meet Allison Branscombe, Author of All About China

Watch the global education conversation with Allison Branscombe, author of All About China – Stories, Songs, Crafts and More for Kids.  I am excited to share Allison’s resourceful and engaging book with you on the 2nd day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in the interview.  Learn about behind the scene stories about this fabulous book, the importance of world culture awareness for children, and the cultural journey with Allison and her two daughters adopted from China.  […]

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Chinese Lunar New Year Guide – tradition, taboos, and celebration

Chinese Lunar New Year Guide - tradition, taboos, and celebration

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

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

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 Chinese characters and pinyin as well as in simplified Chinese characters and pinyin.  We celebrate Valentine’s Day here in the […]

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Happy Chinese New Year of the Sheep from Jeremy Lin

Happy Chinese New Year of the Sheep from Jeremy Lin

  Here is a Happy Chinese Lunar New Year greetings video in Mandarin Chinese from NBA Star, Jeremy Lin!  The NBA will be celebrating Chinese New Year with the “Surprise Door” television commercial featuring the Golden State Warrioir’s Stephen Curry, the Houston Rockets’ James Harden, the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, and the Los Angeles Lakers’ Jeremy Lin paying a surprise visit to a Chinese family.  This TV spot will be on air in China and in the […]

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

Raising Young World Citizens: 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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