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“Miao Mi” App Helps Children Learn Mandarin Chinese at Home and On The Go

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by App Masters for “Miao Mi” APP.  All opinions are my own. It is difficult for parents in North America to find quality Chinese language learning resources for their kids,” said Todd Miller, CEO of Celestial Tiger Entertainment, a leading media company in Asia that creates and operates popular channels focusing on Asian entertainment, including “Miao Mi.” “We created Miao Mi to give parents a wide range of entertaining and educational programs

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Bilingual Kids: Let’s Learn the Color Words in Mandarin Chinese!

Spring is a fun time to learn or review all the color words in Mandarin Chinese!  Have you dyed some Easter eggs?  How about an Easter egg hunt?  Do you know all the colors of the jelly beans?  Have a fun and sweet time learning and repeating all the color words. When we dye the Easter eggs we see all the colors and we can say the names of each color.  What colors do you see in

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Teach Your Kids Chinese: The Ultimate Resource Guide to Start With

Teach Your Kids Chinese: The Ultimate Resource Guide!  Online and offline Chinese resources for kids and parents who are non-native speakers.  Let’s start! When I first started teaching Mandarin Chinese almost all of my students were first generation Chinese Americans.  It has changed over the years.  It is encouraging to see that my Chinese immersion programs for babies and tots and my school programs for elementary school students are comprised of 99% non-native speakers and families in

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Miss Panda’s Picks: Top 18 Chinese Learning Apps for Kids

The mobile devices have become a part of our learning in or out of our home or in the classroom.  I like the flexibility and the variety that apps provide.  Here I have picked over 20 Chinese languagelearning apps that are educational and entertaining for your bilingual child.  This is a 2017 update.  I kept the non-native speaking parents and children in mind when I made the selection.  Many of the Chinese language learning apps have language

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St. Patrick’s Day Phrases in Chinese

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Let’s look at the phrases used on St. Patrick’s day.  Here are the mini lessons with three pictures.    

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The Triumphs and Challenges of Raising our Little Linguists

By: Chontelle Bonfiglio “Mummy, how do you say caterpillar in Spanish?” asks my four year old. Something I never thought I would ever hear. I don’t speak Spanish, and had to quickly send his teacher a voice message to ask her! I actually had to translate it into Italian so she could understand me, then wait for her reply to let us know what it means in Spanish. My son would not go to bed until he

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Multilingual Children Celebrate Pi Day

 Multilingual children celebrate Pi day in Chinese, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish in this Pi Day video!  Hop in and join us! Pi π Day is on March 14 and it is celebrated all over the world.  Pi (π in Greek) is a mathematics symbol.  3.14 is usually what we use when work on simple calculation of a circle.  For children who are learning languages Pi day can be a fun day for reading the digits of

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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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