Category Archives: Taiwan

Activities to help kids learn about Taiwan. Multicultural and geography lessons for children in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school.

Home Remedies for Colds from Around the World

Home Remedies for Colds Around the World- Kid World CitizenWe’ve been passing around a cold in our house for the past few weeks (inevitable with 5 kids and the beginning of school!) so I reached out to my friends, my readers, and bloggers at Multicultural Kid Blogs and asked for their home remedies for colds. The exotic variety of antidotes was so much fun I had to share them with you. Who knows? Maybe next time you or your kids have a cold you’ll find some relief.  Continue reading

15 Chinese New Year Crafts: Preschool through Elementary

Chinese New Years Crafts- Kid World CItizenWe’ve rounded up 15 unique Chinese New Year crafts! Learning about how world cultures celebrate is an easy way to introduce different perspectives to kids. If you’re planning a multicultural art lesson, plan it around major holidays and teach a bit of culture. Scroll through these gorgeous pictures, and follow the links to see the instructions. Continue reading

Drinks from Around the World

Drinks from Around the World- Kid World Citizen

I have joined together with a fabulous group of multicultural bloggers to bring you 19 drinks from around the world! Travel the globe from your kitchen as you try these new textures and flavors with your kids while you quench your thirst. Click on the titles for the recipes and map your drinks, discovering a bit of the cultures who enjoy them! Continue reading

Chinese for Kids: with Sesame Street’s Elmo!

Are you looking for language resources of Chinese for kids? Elmo Chinese for Kids- Kid World CitizenI recently had the pleasure of interviewing Manabu Nagaoka, the VP Executive Producer at Sesame Languages and Sesame Workshop. His team is working on a show called Fun Fun Elmo (乐乐Elmo), a new show with Mandarin-speaking Sesame characters that will introduce a Chinese tone, word, and stroke order of characters with animation and live action film shot in China.

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Make a Chinese Zodiac Poster for Lunar New Year

While searching on-line for resources for Tet, the Lunar New Year celebration in Vietnam, I found a wonderful poster a fellow adoptive mom made for her son’s class. I asked Priscilla Holberton to share her activity here. Priscilla tries to keep up with all things Asian and adoption in Washington, DC on her web site and blog, where she recently wrote her own Kindergarten lesson plan using the toys that she has collected over the years. She is the adoptive mom of a five year old boy who was born in Vietnam.

Chinese Zodiac poster- Kid World CitizenLast year, when I decided I wanted to include information about the Chinese Zodiac in my presentation of Lunar New Year in my son’s pre-K, I searched on the Internet but never found a poster-size illustration. I have been looking again this year to no avail, so I decided to make my own. Continue reading