|Everyday Diversity Books for Babies and Toddlers|
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
|Everyday Diversity Books for Children Ages 3-8|
Have you ever wished there were books that showed kids that look like your kid, doing everyday things? I was always happy to find books with Asian characters for my daughter, but lots of them took place in ancient China, or in Chinatown. I wanted to see books about things like visiting going to the library, or working out disagreements with playmates, or losing a tooth, that happened to have a main character with Chinese heritage.
This site, and the one mentioned below, have lists of books with diverse main characters involved in a variety of things--reading books, playing with blocks, riding the bus, dancing--you know, things that all kids do. Some of them are Asian, though it would still be nice to see even more Asian characters. But I feel it's important to read our kids books with pictures of all kinds of heritages so that they see all the cultures of America reflected in the books they read.
Here's the link for this booklist There are lots and lots of titls.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
Thursday, January 5, 2017
|Coloring Pages for Year of the Rooster|
This is the simplest idea of all if you are doing a Chinese New Year program in this Year of the Rooster. Just print out these ready-to-go coloring pages, give the kids markers, colored pencils, or crayons, and let them go to it.You can find the printable templates here.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
|Printable Crafts for the Year of the Rooster|
Monday, January 2, 2017
Have you seen the book sites by Adele Jeunette? She does a great job of bringing together all kinds of books about China and Chinese-Americans in these sites. There are books for all ages of kids, as well as parents, and include novels, folktales, nonfiction books, cookbooks--just about everything you could think of. Here are the links:
Best Books for Chinese New Year
Best Books for Boys
Best Books for Elementary School Girls
Best Books for Tween Girls
Best Books for Teen Girls
Best Books for Moms
Best Books on Adoption from China
Best Resources for a Homeland Trip to China