Chinese Culture for Children: Dragon Boat Festival a Story Book FREE download

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!  Our special thanks go to my artist friend, Matt Cox.  Are the dragon boat and dragon illustration gorgeous in the e-book?  You can print them out for coloring pages for your child.  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 to add all the gifts to your world library!  Add your culture learning resource to the linking collection and share with our global community!


Dragon Boat Festival: A Bilingual E-book in English, Chinese and Pinyin (Traditional Chinese edition & Simplified Chinese edition )  @Artist: Matt Cox

To keep your heritage strong at home stories are always a wonderful tool.  Children love stories and even simple short stories can inspire them to learn about the heritage culture.  If you are raising a bilingual children in English and Chinese stories are also an engaging tool to help your child learn about Chinese culture.  We have learned some quick facts about Dragon Boat Festival here in this postTo learn more about Dragon Boat festival, you need to know the story of the beloved patriotic poet and a minister, Qu Yuan 屈原 in the Warring States (403-340 BC) of ancient China.  Qu Yuan was loved by his fellow citizens but he was alienated by the emperor and then was in exile.  When his country was taken over by the Qing years later.  Qu Yuan heard the news, jumped into Mi Lou River 汨羅江|汨罗江 and  drowned.  People took the long big boat out to rescue him.  They beat the drums and they threw rice dumplings into the river to prevent fish eating Qu Yuan’s body.  This gradually became the Dragon Boat race we see today to commemorate the patriotic poem.

Dragon Boat race is now an international event held in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.  Watch the Dragon Boat race events in the videos below and experience the excitement!  My kids and I did a Dragon Boat race a couple of years ago.  It was a family fun version of the race.  It was exciting but it was not as easy as it looked on television.  It is teamwork.  It is a lot of teamwork.  The drummer leads the team.  The team needs to work together to reach the flag.  What an amazing experience!   Let’s check out the Dragon Boat Race tournament in China first.

Training of a Dragon Boat Race team and Making of Miniature Dragon Boats

10 Taiwan Festivals You Can’t Missby A Laowai’s View of Taiwan:  In addition to Dragon Boat Festival, what other festivals in Taiwan you should know about.  Find out here:

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Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Blog Hop 2017 | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Welcome to our fourth annual Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Blog Series and Giveaway! Follow along all month for ideas about sharing with kids the rich cultures of this vast and varied region. Also, be sure to enter the giveaway below and link up your posts at the bottom of the page.

For even more ideas, visit our blog hops from last year, 2015 and 2014. You can also follow our Asia and Australia & Oceania boards on Pinterest.

May 1
Miss Panda Chinese on Multicultural Kid Blogs: 10 Fun Facts About Taiwan for Kids

May 5
Chinese American Family: Visiting Locke and Connecting with California’s Rural Chinese History

May 11
The Art Curator for Kids: Chinese Bronze Vessels with Abstract Zoomorphic Designs

May 15
Crafty Moms Share: Our Japanese Tea Party

May 17
Bicultural Mama: The Limitations of DNA Testing for Asian Americans

May 19
Wise Owl Factory: Cherry Blossom Books and Craft Idea

May 22
Ketchup Moms on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Fun Facts About India Including a Floating Post Office

May 24
All Done Monkey: Terracotta Army – Learning About Ancient China

May 25
Miss Panda Chinese

May 30
All Done Monkey

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Giveaway

Enter below for a chance to win one of our great prize packages in our annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month giveaway! The giveaway goes from May 1 to May 31, 2017, at midnight PT. If the winner falls outside the shipping area of a prize, that prize will revert to the next lower prize package. Read our full giveaway rules.

And for all of our readers, here is a special offer from our sponsor Tingomo! Use the code TENOFFTINGOMO to get 10% off any pre-order! (first kits to ship in July)

APAHM Series and Giveaway: Grand Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Grand Prize

From One Dear World: Set of 4 plush multicultural dolls, each with its own passport, plus the story book The Adventure of Hat Hunting in London, starring the dolls as the main characters
From Tuttle Publishing: Adventures in Asian Art, Indonesian Children’s Favorite Stories, Malaysian Children’s Favorite Stories, and Filipino Children’s Favorite Stories
From Wisdom Tales: Rock Maiden – US Shipping Only
From Bollywood Groove: Go on a fun adventure with Maya & Neel and learn about famous festivals and places in India! In this very colorful, three-picture-book series, kids will learn about festival of lights – Diwali (Amazon best-seller), festival of colors – Holi and the home of Bollywood – city of Mumbai. US Shipping Only
From Miss Panda Chinese: Winner’s choice of an “Everyday” learning unit with audio links
From Tingomo: Passport Craft™ Kit: Make Your Own NEPAL Paper Lanterns US Shipping Only, will ship in July

APAHM Series and Giveaway: 1st Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs

1st Prize

From World Music with Daria: set of tingsha (handbells) US Shipping Only
From Quarto Knows: Summer Under the Tamarind Tree, I is for Iran, and 50 Things You Should Know About the Vietnam War – US Shipping Only
From Monika Schröder: Saraswati’s Way – US Shipping Only
From Miss Panda Chinese: Winner’s choice of an “Everyday” learning unit with audio links
From Tingomo: Passport Craft™ Kit: Make Your Own NEPAL Paper Prayer Flags US Shipping Only, will ship in July

APAHM Series and Giveaway: 2nd Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs

2nd Prize

From The Dumpling Mama: Pack of 20 good luck envelopes: Give good luck wishes with money in a red envelope. Perfect for Lunar New Year, birthdays, graduations, and holidays US/Canada Shipping Only
From Kathleen Burkinshaw: The Last Cherry Blossom – US Shipping Only
From Candlewick Press: A Piece of Home and Bronze and Sunflower – US Shipping Only
From Miss Panda Chinese: Winner’s choice of an “Everyday” learning unit with audio links

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