Chinese Books for Children

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Last week our newest family member arrived into our home. We welcomed an au pair from China with open arms. There are many reasons why we’re excited for the next year with Minjie. Most of all, I am looking forward to bringing Chinese culture into our life.  I prepared my boys (age 3 and 4) [Read On]

Giving Children Impossible Opportunities


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skype. All opinions are 100% mine.   We’re a family of four. I stay at home with my two sons. All of our family lives hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away. My desire for my sons’ grandparents to be a big, influential part [Read On]

Lunar New Year Activity for Kids


Writing cards and creating banners is a lovely Chinese New Year tradition. Gold paint, Chinese symbols stencils, red construction paper and a paint brush. Gold is a special color. Plus it is a lot of fun. I taped the stencil down onto the paper to limit the “sliding” of the card as we painted the [Read On]

5 Ways to Be More Global with Your Children


Worldwide Culture Swap – I discovered this amazing group of people online who organize, coordinate and connect hundreds of families in swapping packages from their respective areas of the world. Worldwide Culture Swap facilitates USA swaps and World swaps.  For example, I traded a WA State package with families from Italy, South Carolina, Canada and [Read On]

Preschool Homeschool Routine


Here is a sample of one morning this week (J is 3.25 and Y is 1.75 years old): We started the morning pre-breakfast with Whale coloring and connecting the dots pages. Opening Song: Round and Round by Deborah Stewart This song is lovely and great to get my boys’ bodies moving but also gets their [Read On]

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Kids


I am always looking for great ways to integrate culture into our home and our learning. This past weekend is a good example. Based on the Chinese Calendar, Sunday, September 30th was the Moon Festival. I love the idea of a Harvest Festival, generally. What a wonderful way to celebrate the Earth! I am kicking [Read On]