2 “A Little Mandarin” Music CDs Giveaway {2 Winners}

2 “A Little Mandarin” Music CDs Giveaway {2 Winners}

Please follow and like us:Follow A couple months ago, I had a wonderful opportunity to do a review for A Little Mandarin, A CD of Chinese children songs (Here is the review). Now, I’m excited to announce that we are having a GIVEAWAY! There will be 2 winners (one U.S. resident, and one non-U.S. resident). You will receive the prize straight from your mailbox.     *This post contains affiliate links.   About the Prize A Little Mandarin is a Chinese Children’s album that contains Classics children’s music. It was created by a Shanghai-born NYC…

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3 Ways to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival even if you are not in China

3 Ways to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival even if you are not in China

Please follow and like us:Follow Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival in China is kind of like celebrating Thanksgiving in the U.S. They are both about fall/autumn, harvest, families being together, big family dinner,etc. I love both festivals a lot because they are all about FAMILIES and FOOD. Here is some information about the history of Mid-Autumn Festival if you are interested. Photo Credit to hiroshi foto   *This post contains affiliate links.   Trying to create cultural experiences and activities that will involve the whole family by yourself is extremely hard. I also…

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Mid-Autumn Festival Lanterns with FREE Step by Step Guide

Mid-Autumn Festival Lanterns with FREE Step by Step Guide

Please follow and like us:Follow Carrying a lantern during Mid-Autumn Festival was something that I did throughout my childhood. Why lanterns? Actually, there is a beautiful history behind it. During my time teaching art & music in the Chinese immersion program, making lanterns were one of the most popular crafts, everyone loved it. So let me introduce an EASY 7 Step Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern.     *This post contains affiliate links.   There are a lot of ways to make a simple paper lantern. You can find them all over the internet….

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Chinese School Full Pack – printables & activities

Chinese School Full Pack – printables & activities

Please follow and like us:Follow It has been two weeks since I started homeschooling my kindergartner and preschooler this year and It has been great! I have changed things up a bit, so my children are learning a slightly new routine and are adjusting. The biggest change I made is alternating English and Chinese by week instead by day. Switching the languages after one day was too often. I’m not sure how much they learned from just one day. However, I think it was a great approach for our first year of…

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A Look at My Bilingual Kindergarten Homeschooling Schedule

A Look at My Bilingual Kindergarten Homeschooling Schedule

Please follow and like us:Follow Friends of mine, my readers, and even some parents we meet at the local park are often very curious about my homeschooling life. “Why don’t you let your kids to school?” “Don’t you want some time off on your own?” “How could you possibly teach and take care of all your kids by yourself?” “How do you plan lessons for both English and Chinese?” “What do you do with your kids every day?” “What do you use for curriculum?” *This post contains affiliate links. My…

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Tips for Preparing a Child for Chinese Immersion

Tips for Preparing a Child for Chinese Immersion

Please follow and like us:Follow Research has shown that there are many benefits to learning another language, and how it can boost children’s ability to learn and grow. But helping children learn a foreign language, especially for parents who don’t speak another language, may be  stressful and overwhelming. So what can parents do to prepare their kids for their 1st year in an immersion program?   *This post contains affiliate links.   From my Teaching Experience I taught a Mandarin Music and Art class at an elementary school in Utah, U.S.A. two…

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Back-to-School Chinese Resources

Back-to-School Chinese Resources

Please follow and like us:Follow I have been working on preparing BACK-TO-SCHOOL Chinese materials, resources, and Classroom Decorations for a while. I know there are not Chinese resources for teachers or homeschoolers out there. I hope these resources are helpful and beautify your classrooms / homeschool rooms with Chinese decors. I’m glad I can finally post them for you.     Today was my 1st-day of school with my girls. Basically, I started with Calendar Time, picked some classroom rules for this year, read books, filled in a Chinese kindergarten…

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Chinese Literature-Based Unit Studies : Lemons Are Not Red

Chinese Literature-Based Unit Studies : Lemons Are Not Red

Please follow and like us:Follow This is our 1st Chinese Literature-based Unit study. Ruth has chosen one of her sons’ favorite books ~ Lemons Are Not Red (by Laura Vaccaro Seeger). After I took a look at the book, I was sure my children would love this book.  Get the ENGLISH version here: In case you missed the introductory post about Literature-based studies, I wrote how beneficial this approach is, and how to incorporate it into homeschooling. Click HERE to read more.   *This post contains affiliate links.   A…

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Chinese Literature-Based Unit Studies for Kindergarteners

Chinese Literature-Based Unit Studies for Kindergarteners

Please follow and like us:Follow There are so many different methods and curriculum for us to choose. Which one is worth a try? For me, I used the Letter of the Week  and Theme-Based method during the past year of homeschooling. It went pretty well. We did crafts and painting, sang different songs, and learned math skills from Pre-K packs. I used The Measured Mom and This Reading Mama’s resources for the letter of the week, and 3 Dinosaurs and Gift of Curiosity for the Theme/ Pre-K Packs. All of them , by far,…

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TPT ~ Best Year Ever SALE! {Aug 1st ~ Aug 2nd ONLY}

TPT ~ Best Year Ever SALE! {Aug 1st ~ Aug 2nd ONLY}

Please follow and like us:Follow Welcome to August! I can’t believe July is gone already, it was nice to have some time off. August is here, it is time for us to prepare for back to school.       *This post contains affiliate links. The Biggest Sale Ever This is the BIGGEST SALE in TPT (Teacher pay Teacher). The GOOD NEWS is I have also joined the Sale as well, so all the learning Chinese/homeschooling products you see in my store at my blog, now you can get HUGE…

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