Archive for the Teaching Chinese to Children Category

Chinese for Kids: Chinese Halloween Bingo Printable

Miss Panda Chinese - Halloween Bingo

Fall is such a cozy season.  We see pumpkins big and small in display at the stores.  We take out our light jacket and sweater.  And we decorate for the fall season and Halloween.  Are you ready for Halloween? Have you played Halloween Bingo in Chinese? Here is a Bingo fun sheet set from our Free Chinese Teaching Printable Library.  I’ve made them with rooms for children draw the pictures in the space.  My students really enjoy

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Online Kids Summer Chinese Reading Program

We are so excited to kick off our 2017 Summer Chinese Reading Program! The mission of this challenge is to keep our bilingual children reading in Chinese, having fun in Chinese, and learning more about Chinese language, Chinese culture and the world during the summer. We have picked awesome books for your to start with.  We are looking forward to having your and your child’s book recommendations.  We welcome teacher’s book picks so we can compile more

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15 Chinese Cartoons for Kids!

Chinese Cartoons for Kids

So many readers shared my recent post of  “Teaching Your Kids Chinese: The Ultimate Guide to Start With” post.  Many also asked for extended resource of Chinese cartoons for kids.  There are native Chinese-speaking parents and world language educators who want to use Chinese cartoons to supplement the learning and to engage kids in fun conversation.  There are also parents who are hoping to expose their children to Chinese language through entertaining cartoons.  I have curated Chinese

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Bilingual Parenting: 8 Bilingual Parenting Tips to Engage Your Bilingual Children in Minority Language Every Day

  Happy New Year!  Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year filled with bilingual fun!   As we enter the New Year here are 8 tips to better structure our language learning in the New Year. 1. Daily Breakfast Booster: Listen to the songs, music, or radio channel in your target language.  You can use language albums, YouTube channels, or radio apps to set up a morning routine.  My favorite is the TuneIn app. 2. Daily

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Sing to Learn Chinese: Let’s Sing We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

Miss Panda Chinese Learning Unit: Merry Christmas!

Christmas Carols in Mandarin Chinese: We Wish You A Merry Christmas! Chinese Play Time with Miss Panda introduces songs and activities to children and parents. Today we are singing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” in Chinese. You know this song very well and now you can sing it in Chinese. Activities: 1. Party Time! Take out the bells and instruments and have fun! 2. Chinese “Merry Christmas” Learning Unit!  Hands-on activity pages with coloring pages, label

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Playful Learning Theme: Merry Christmas and Activity Pages

Miss Panda Chinese - Christmas Learning Unit - Coloring Page

Are you ready for the holiday season?  With all the Christmas decorations and music here and there on the street and at the stores we are also getting ready to learn more seasonal theme-based Chinese.  The holiday season and winter break are a wonderful time to celebrate our achievement this year.  Our joyful learning continues even when we are on vacation!  I have prepared a Chinese Christmas Learning Unit packed with fun activities and ideas for you

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Bilingual Parenting: Raising a Bilingual Child – Be Strong and Be Joyful on the Bilingual Parenting Journey

Bilingual Parenting Tips by Miss Panda Chinese

We’ve all heard the adage “hindsight is 20/20.”  Looking back on the early days of when we first set out on our family language-learning journey reveals to me how important it is to change things up and to remain flexible with how we approach the process.  It’s sometimes easy to forget during rough patches, but I have learned that having fun with the kids as they learn is more important than concrete measurements like how many phonetic

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Six Steps for Teaching Chinese to Young Learners

Being bilingual or multilingual has so many benefits.  Research shows how easily young children can learn a different language when they are exposed to it, especially when they are immersed in it. We are in an era of raising young global citizens.  Learning a language is learning a culture and it expands a child’s world.  Speak Mandarin Chinese to your child if you are a native Chinese speaker.  Learn Chinese with your child together and speak your

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Chinese Culture for Kids Craft Series: Chinese Paper Cutting Craft printable – “Spring” – 春 (chūn)

Paper cutting is a fun project for children.  Younger kids will need some adult assistance.  Here is a simple paper cutting craft I do with children for the Chinese New Year.  It is a 3D cutout of the Chinese character for “spring.”  This is a craft that you can use to decorate the house or the classroom. Paper Cutting Project:  Chinese character 春 = chūn = spring. What you need: 1. Colored printing papers: Red is always

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Sing to Learn Chinese: Sing “Eensy Weensy Spider” in Mandarin Chinese!

Let’s sing “Eensy Weensy Spider” together in Mandarin Chinese! This classic children’s favorite will have your child singing Chinese in minutes.   Let’s learn the Chinese phrases together…:   Xiǎo xiǎo zhī zhū… – 小小蜘蛛… – (The) eensy weensy spider… pá shàng le shuǐ guǎn. – 爬上了水管. – went up the water spout. Xià yǔ, xià yǔ… – 下雨, 下雨… Down came the rain… xiǎo zhī zhū diào xià lái. – 小蜘蛛掉下來. – and washed the spider

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