Archive for the Miss Panda’s Reading Playground & Recommended Books Category

An Interview with Mia Wenjen on Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Interview with Miss Panda - Mia Wenjen PragmaticMom | Miss Panda Chinese

Multicultural Children’s Book Day is coming on January 27 in 2018.  Interview with Miss Panda is featuring Mia Wenjen, founder of PragmaticMom and co-founder of Multicultural Children’s Book Day.  Mia is sharing the behind-the-scene story of Multicultural Children’s Book Day and her multicultural parenting story.  This interview is playing on YouTube Miss Panda Chinese channel. Mia Wenjen’s parenting blog, PragmaticMom focuses on books, parenting, and education.  Her book resource is a go-to place for many parents and

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Chinese for Kids: 11 Halloween Printable Chinese Play and Learn

Miss Panda Chinese | Chinese Halloween Prfintable

In this Chinese for kids series post we are sharing Chinese Teaching Resources for Halloween. When children are learning Chinese and Chinese culture every festival and culture holiday celebrated in the community that you live in are a good opportunity to connect the Chinese language and Chinese culture with the world.  Children can explore the similarities and the differences of world festivals.  “Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come

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Story Time: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Welcome to Miss Panda’s Reading Playground Miss Panda is reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar Chinese edition today! Book Title: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Author: Eric Carl Language: Chinese edition. Audio: Follow the eating adventures of the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” – in Mandarin Chinese with Miss Panda. Pinyin Support:  Download The Very Hungry Caterpillar pinyin support to go with the book and read along! Learning Theme: This is a language-rich book involving days of the week, fruits

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Chinese Culture Books for Kids: Reading Time The Mid-Autumn Festival – Moon Festival

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! = 中秋節快樂 (traditional characters)  = 中秋节快乐 (simplified characters), this greeting is read as  Zhōng qiū jié kuài lè.  The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar and it falls on September 16 this year (2016).  The dates for the Mid-Autumn festival in the next a few years are as below. October 4, 2017 September 24, 2018 September 13, 2019 October 1, 2020 September 21, 2021 September

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20 Chinese New Year Books and Culture Books for Children

Chinese New Year Culture Books for Children | Miss Panda Chinese

Chinese Culture for Kids series features 20 Chinese New Year books for children! Chinese New Year culture books take children to explore Chinese culture beyond the surface.  Reading takes kids to learn more about family roles, expectations, manners, family values and more in Chinese culture.  We want to share this Chinese New Year books for children collection with you so you can use them in your bilingual home or classroom. Chinese New Year is based on the

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Chinese Culture Books for Kids Series: Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers the World – Read Around the World Summer Series

I am delighted to join the Read Around the World Summer Series 2015.  My recommendation is going to be enjoyed by children in the elementary school (age. 6 – 12) and their parents as well.  “Adventures of the Treasure Fleet:  China Discovers the World” is written by Children’s book author, Ann Martin Bowler.  Ann loves culture and travel and she has written 14 books and many of them focus on world culture. Adventures of the Treasure Fleet

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Meet Ann Martin Bowler, Author of All About Korea

      Watch the global education conversation with Ann Martin Bowler, author of All About Korea: Stories, Songs, Crafts and More.  Ann is a children’s book author of 15 books, an educator and a traveler.  Her books often have multicultural themes.  she shares with us how her book, All About Korea, was created and what kind of help she received from her two youngest during the process.  Ann also touches on another book of hers, Adventures

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Author Interview Series: Growing Up Hapa – Meet Cathy Erway, Author of THE FOOD OF TAIWAN

  Join this delicious Taiwanese cuisine discovery and heritage culture conversation with Cathy Erway, the author of THE FOOD OF TAIWAN: Recipes from the Beautiful Island.  Cathy is also the author of The Art of Eating In, the blog Not Eating Out In New York and the host of “Eat Your Words” on Heritage Radio Network.  I am delighted to share with you Cathy’s new book, The Food of Taiwan, which is among the very first to

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Multicultural Children’s Book Day Book Review: All About China

January 27 is the Multicultural Children’s Book Day.  Mia from PragmaticMom and Valarie from JumpIntoABook are on a mission to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries.  Another goal of this exciting event is create a compilation of books and favorite reads that will provide not only a new reading list for the winter, but also a way to expose

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Read Around The World Summer Series: Mei Ling’s Hiccups

  No matter where you are you can join Read Around The World Summer Series on Multicultural Kids Blogs.  Here is Miss Panda’s recommendation.  What do you do when you have hiccups?  Read Mei Ling’s Hiccups by David Mills and find out what Mei Ling did. Discover all the great books in this series on Read Around the World Summer Reading Pinterest Board. “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” – Garrison Keillor

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