The Best Ways to Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with Your Kids

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  Have you watched or attended a dragon boat race before? Have you wondered how you can celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival with your kids at home? In this post, I'm going to show you the best ways to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival with your kids. And the best thing is you don't need to live close to a Chinatown or know Chinese. Anyone can celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival and learn a little Chinese history.   (more…)

Fortune Cookie Mom was Featured in…

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In the past week, my guest post about tips for teaching Chinese at home and an interview post were published. In case you missed either article I decided to do a little recap here, so you can see what I talked about and ask questions.   (more…)

Hoffman Academy 2.0 Giveaway & Review!

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In January 2017, our favorite online piano program, Hoffman Academy,  updated and launched Hoffman Academy 2.0 which has several new features on their website that will make learning music much more effective and fun. Today, I'm honored to test it out with my kids, write a review, and hold a GIVEAWAY for you to try it out as well. By the end of this post, I am sure you will be super excited about this awesome piano program. If you have never heard about this awesome and FREE online piano program but want to know more, you can read my first review right HERE. Are you ready?   (more…)

How to Teach Young Children to Read Chinese without Pushing Them Away

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How do you teach young children to read Chinese? Do you use flashcards, books, or worksheets? Sometimes do you feel overwhelmed that don't know what's the best way to teach reading in Chinese? There are many ways to teach children to read Chinese. Even as a native speaker, I feel overwhelmed and confused about how to teach my children to read in Chinese without being pushy. I do not think any expert on earth has the exact solution or method for you because every child is unique with different strengths and talents, so the responsibility to know how and when to teach your children belongs to you as the parent. Parents should be the ones who determine when and how to teach their children, so today, I’m going to share how I teach my chi...