A Little About China & Chinese New Year

When we lived in California, the celebration of Chinese New Year was rife and wouldn’t go unseen, so naturally we touched on the celebration – and we usually continue to do so today….
I set up a discovery table. A globe where we found out where China was, a Chinese New Year dragon puppet, a toy panda, an abacus, some noodles, some tea, a book about China, and two classic books with stories based in China.

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We read four books – the first an excellent basic, but informative, fact book about China…

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….the second, the classic story ‘Tikki tikki tembo’ about the first born son with the long name…

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…and thirdly ‘The Story About Ping’ about the duck who lived on the Yangtze River….

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Lastly, a rather fun pop-up fact book about pandas…

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We made Chinese lanterns…

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…and of course we couldn’t go without trying out a Chinese recipe…

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…vegetable and prawn wok stir fry with noodles – delicious! 😀🍜🎋

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