Archive for the Chinese Culture Category

Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi (餃子) – An Adorable Story of Family #ReadYourWorld

Eugenia Chu author of bandon makes jiao zi | Miss Panda Chinese

Disclosure: As a book reviewer of Multicultural Children’s Book Day, I received a copy of Brandon Makes Jiǎo zi (餃子) to review. All opinions are my own. Brandon is a young boy who loves Chinese dumplings, jiăo zi 餃子|饺子.  One day after school, Mom had a surprise for him in the car.  He had a special visitor from China and you will see who that is in Brandon Makes Jiao Zi (餃子) . Brandon Makes Jiǎo Zi

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Chinese New Year Chinese Laba Festival

Chinese Laba Festival | Miss Panda Chinese

Chinese Culture for Kids series features Chinese Laba Festival!   Happy Chinese Laba Festival 臘八節!  Do you know Laba Festival is the day that Kicks off the Preparation for the arrival of the Chinese Lunar New Year? Chinese Laba festival falls on January 24 in 2018.  Laba = 臘八.  臘 La – is the 12th month of the lunar calendar. 八 Ba – is the number 8.  Laba is celebrated on the 8th day of the twelfth

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: Chinese Lunar New Year Guide – Tradition, Taboos, and Celebration

Chinese Culture for Kids Chinese New Year Guide | Miss Panda Chinese

Chinese Culture for Kids Series presents “Chinese Lunar New Year Guide – Tradition, Taboos, and Celebration!” “Gong Xi!  Gong Xi!”–The Excitement of Chinese New Year Chinese Lunar New Year Guide start here…  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

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Chinese Culture for Kids Chinese New Year Paper Cutting Craft

Chinese New Year paper cutting craft | Miss Panda Chinese

Chinese New Year paper cutting craft is a lot of fun for children.  This paper design art is originated from cutting patterns for Chinese embroidery and later developed into a folk art.  The history of paper cutting began during Hàn dynasty in China.  It was in the 4th century.  You may want to share some of the following culture facts with your children when you introduce this Chinese New Year paper cutting craft. Questions: What is the Chinese

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: 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, China

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: 七夕Qi Xi – Story about Chinese Valentine’s Day

Chinese culture for kids series:  Chinese Valentine’s Day. Chinese Valentine’s Day is known as “七夕 Qi Xi” in Chinese.  Do you see a bridge formed by “magpies” -xǐ què 喜鵲 (traditional Chinese) | 喜鹊 (simplified Chinese) in the night sky on the day of 七夕 (Qi Xi)?  Is it raining?  七夕 Qi Xi is the evening of the 7th day of the 7th lunar month.  “七夕 Qi Xi” falls on August 28 this year (2017). Qi Xi

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: The Mid-Autumn Festival, the Moon Fairy, and Mooncakes: Story, Recipe, Song, and Printables

Chinese Culture for kids

The origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival or “Zhōng Qiū Jié” (中秋節) occurs on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month each year (falling in September or October on our familiar solar calendar).  Because this holiday is based on the lunar calendar, where it falls on the solar calendar varies from year to year.  For example, in 2015 the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 27th.  In 2017, it was on October 4th  and

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Read Around the World Summer Reading Series: What Was It Like, Mr. Emperor

Read Around the World Summer Reading Series What Was It like, Mr. Emperor? Life in China’s Forbidden City   Follow Read Around the World Summer Series and discover cultures in our amazing world! In this book, readers will go on an adventure to learn about the life of the emperor living in the Forbidden City in China.  Do you know the emperor is supremely noble?  Do you think common people can visit him?  Do you know who

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: 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.  Let’s take a look at the Dragon Boat Festival celebration.  We got to see the Dragon Boat Race in person.  Ge Ge and Mei Mei with the whole family took the challenge to participate in the standing the

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Chinese for Kids Heritage Series: 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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