Chinese New Year Culture Series: Year of the DRAGON Calendar of Events in U.S., Canada and Australia

<imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear:right; float:right; margin-left:1em; margin-bottom:1em”> The best way to learn is to see, to hear, to feel, to touch, and to taste. This definitely applies to learning a language and its culture. Do you know I still remember my very first bite of the authentic McDonald’s Big Mac in L.A. when I visited the U.S. the very first time many many years ago? It might sound silly but it was quite an experience after hearing about the

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Chinese Cultural Books for Kids: Reading Time Chinese New Year

Let’s get ready for the Chinese New Year! This year is the year of the DRAGON and the Chinese New Year is on January 23rd. Dragon year only comes once every twelve years so it is very special. Dragon means power, wealth, and good fortune for Chinese. Do you know the ancient Chinese emperors wore lóng páo 龍袍, Dragon robe? Chinese New Year is my favorite Chinese celebration and there are many interesting traditions about it. Do

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Animation Chinese Characters – Twelve Birth Signs Video

The twelve Chinese Birth Signs, all twelve animals are in this short video. You can see the animals with their matching Chinese characters in this animation. The order of the animals is: (1) Mouse 鼠 (2) Cow 牛 (3) Tiger 虎 (4) Rabbit 兔(5) Dragon 龍 (6) Snake 蛇 (7) Horse 馬 (8) Sheep 羊(9) Monkey 猴 (10) Chicken 雞 (11) Dog 狗 (12) Pig 豬 Dog – 狗 is also known as [犬] in classic Chinese

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Chinese Culture for Kids Series: Twelve Chinese Birth Signs

Are you a Rabbit? Are you a Ram? Are you a Dragon? Chinese children ask their friends this question for fun. With 2012 approaching and the Chinese New Year coming in a month we are going to take a look at the fun twelve Chinese Birth signs. There are twelve animals and it is a 12-year cycle. If a baby boy and a baby girl were born this year, the year of Rabbit, they will turn 12

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Fun with Chinese Characters Part Three

Introduction to Chinese characters Part Three and the last one provided by the publisher. In this video you are going to see 11 Chinese characters from two pictures. One is an animal, the other is a house. It is a lot of fun. Chinese characters in the pictogram group are easy for children to remember. Activity idea: It is fun to play a match up game with the characters and the pictures. Enjoy!

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Sponge Bob Theme Song in Chinese

Are you ready to listen to Sponge Bob and his friends speak Mandarin Chinese? Oh Yes! My kids could not stop laughing when they heard the theme song in Chinese the very first time. How about you and your kids? Sponge Bob’s name in Chinese is Sponge Baby – hǎi mián bǎo bǎo – 海綿寶寶 . Click here to listen the song!

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An Introduction to Chinese Characters – Part Two

Introduction to Chinese characters from the pictogram group (Part 2). You will see the transformation of 10 characters in this short and fun video. Enjoy!

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Sing to Learn Chinese: Sing A Fun Chinese Song Mandarin Chinese – Zhong guo hua 中國話-中国话

Sing along and dance! Mandarin Chinese – Zhong guo hua 中國話 by S.H.E.  This video has lyrics support in pinyin and Chinese characters.  This is a song that older children will enjoy with its tongue twister lyrics part and culture content.  It is a chat generator with many cultural topics that you can touch on such as, language learning, tones in Chinese, tongue twister comparison in different languages. Lyrics courtesy of tammiest@AsianFanatics 扁擔寬 板凳長 Bian dan kuan

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Video: The Ugly Little Duckling – Chǒu xiǎo yā – 醜小鴨

Chinese Play Time with Miss Panda introduces songs and activities to children and parents. Today we are singing a classic Chinese song for children – The Ugly Little Duckling. This little duck has a small body but it has a big loud voice. Follow Miss Panda and have fun with this cute song. Let’s sing it together! Activity:(1) Xiao = small, little. We make ourselves small like a ball to show “small”.(2) Da = big, large. We

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Explore & More introduces Cultures to Children

Curious about other cultures? Can you locate China on the globe? Explore & More takes children to see the similarities and differences in different part of the world. Learn about music, language and more. Have fun exploring! Enter Explore & More

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