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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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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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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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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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Chinese New Year: Gift Guide for Chinese Learners

Gift Guide for Chinese Learners

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Are you wondering what gift would be educational and entertaining for kids who are learning Chinese language and culture?  Give the joy of Chinese learning to a child during the 15 days of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, relax and pick your favorite gift. Books Books never go out of style. Chinese books Here are two books in Chinese – one that is great

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