Chinese Culture for Children: Dragon Boat Festival a Story Book + Giveaway!

Dragon Boat Festival ebook by Miss Panda Chinese

Dragon Boat Festival is called ” Duān Wǔ Jié” 端午節(traditional Chinese writing form)|端午节(simplified Chinese writing form).  To celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month I have prepared an English-Chinese bilingual Dragon Boat Festival story e-book for you and your child to enjoy!  This is an easy simple story in English, Chinese, and Pinyin.  Follow the steps below and download this English-Chinese bilingual e-book with audio.  Make sure you also join the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Giveaway

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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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Chinese Culture Adventure: 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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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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Bilingual Kids: Earth Day 地球日

Earth Day is 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 some new words. Here is a list of Chinese words,

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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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