Events, Products

Tiny Chinese Homeschool Vol. 2 Book Launch!

It is finally here! I think I learned a lot from making the first book, so this second instructional installment is even better! More creative and colorful worksheets, more cut-outs, addition of short stories to review all the vocabulary–you’ll just have to see it for yourself.

If you need a sneak peak, the book launch is a perfect way to see the book, to ask questions, and to win a free copy. Here is how you can join:

Tiny Chinese Homeschool Vol. 2 Book Launch

I have 3 free copies I want to giveaway and it’s really easy to enter if you have Facebook. All you need to do is share our book giveaway post and write one Chinese-learning goal you have. If I can see that you shared and commented, I will add your name to the drawing! Here is the link to the giveaway post:

https://fb.watch/8M0NpmumGc/

Thank you!

I realize there was a lot of people that helped me with this book. I had my friend from Taiwan and her perfectly fluent kids do most of the audio. My cousin, who has a hidden talent for character voices, did the recordings for the short stories. My niece expressed continual excitement for the next volume. And complete strangers would offer encouragement and share their interest in future publications. Every bit of it was essential for me. Lately I’d like to share a huge accomplishment. Just a few days before the book launch, the book has achieved the #1 new release badge in Chinese Children’s Literature category on Amazon.

That’s something that I’ve only achieved on a couple of my other releases, and that happened after the launch, so this is a big deal to me. So thank you for your support and for teaching your children Chinese. I hope you feel it’s already worth it!

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Culture, Events, Holidays

Dragon Boat Festival Virtual Celebration

Dragon Boat Festival or 端午節/DuānWǔJié is on June 25th, this year (2020), and Tiny Chinese Homeschool is throwing a virtual celebration for you to join in with your family at home. Every week this month, we will release a fun activity or video.

June Week #1: Dragon Boat Festival-themed printables (available now at the bottom of this post).

June Week #2: Zòngzi cooking video and recipe – this is a very ambitious recipe, but it is delicious and an essential part of the holiday.

June Week #3: Shadow puppet tutorial – Shadow puppets were a very traditional way to tell stories in ancient China. Use this tutorial to make a puppet of QūYuán, the person who’s memory we honor in the festival.

June Week #4: The Story of QūYuȧn video premiere! Watch a dramatic shadow puppet video that tells the history behind the Dragon Boat Festival.

We hope you will check back weekly (whether on Facebook or this blog) to celebrate with us!

端午節快樂!

Dragon Boat Festival Printables – Dot to Dot: Not only is this a simple way to introduce two traditions associated with the Dragon Boat Festival, this helps kids practice reading their characters from 1 to 10!