Children Workshop: The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the longest structure in the world made by human and is  included in the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World. Do you know when and how it was built? Why did the Chinese build it? And what do they use it for today? If you want to see it, where do you need to go??

Monthly Chinese themed activities for children in Hove Library run by a group of friendly and experienced Chinese teachers. The activities are designed to improve children’s study abilities while Chinese language, arts and traditional virtues are embedded.

Theme: The Great Wall of China

Venue: Hove Library

Date: Saturday 10th November

Time: 10-11am

Contents: 1) History and facts about the Great Wall of China. 2) Stories about the Great Wall. 3) Travelling to see the Great Wall. 4) Useful Chinese words relevant to the Great Wall

Ability/skill improved: Understanding how people used to live in ancient China.

Cost: £12 per child, £10 each for siblings. Fees include materials.

Suitable for children aged 4-10. For booking, email your child’s name and age to mail@educatioinchina.co.uk Drop-in possible if class not full.

For more details of other sessions, please visit our website: http://www.educationchina.co.uk/Chinese_for_kids.html

Note: Parents of children under 7 can stay with their children if they wish to. Parents of children under 5 are advised to company their children in the class.

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Children Workshop: The Story of Qi Xi

Monthly Chinese themed activities for children in Hove Library run by a group of friendly and experienced Chinese teachers.  The activities are designed to improve children’s study abilities while Chinese language, arts and traditional virtues are embedded.

Theme: The Story of Qi Xi

Venue: Hove Library

Date: Saturday 11 August    Time: 10-11am

Contents: Qi Xi Festival (or Festival of Girls) is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated since Han Dynasty (about 2000 years ago).

1) Story telling of Chinese traditional festival of Qi Xi. 2) Introduce the custom for Qi Xi Festival. 3) To raise children’s interest for astronomy.

To learn:

1) The story of the Festival and what do Chinese people do to celebrate it.

2) The concept of the Milky Way in the universe, and where Altair and Vega are in the sky.

2) Paper craft making (Qi Xi Festival Card making)

3) Chinese words for number 7, stars, cow, son, daughter etc.

Ability/skill improved: Imagination, hand skills for paper card making, colouring,  to appreciate a diverse culture.

Cost: Special rate for summer holiday (July and August)  £8 per child. Fees include materials.

Suitable for children aged 4-10.  For booking, email your child’s name and age to mail@educatioinchina.co.uk  Drop-in possible if class not full.

For more details of other sessions, please visit our website: http://www.educationchina.co.uk/Chinese_for_kids.html

Note: Parents of children under 7 can stay with their children if they wish to. Parents of children under 5 are advised to company their children in the class.

Children Workshop: Chinese table manners and chopsticks

Monthly Chinese themed activities for children in Hove Library run by a group of friendly and experienced Chinese teachers.  The activities are designed to improve children’s study abilities while Chinese language, arts and traditional virtues are embedded.

Theme: Chinese table manners and chopsticks

Venue: Hove Library

Date: Saturday 14 July    Time: 10-11am

Contents: 1) Chinese eating habits and table manners for children; 2) Learn how to use chopsticks; 3) Game of chopsticks.

To learn:

1) The concept of Chinese food and eating habits.

2) What ingredients in some popular Chinese dishes.

3) Chinese traditional virtue of respecting the older generations.

3) Chinese words for rice, noodles, tea, chopsticks etc.

Ability/skill improved: Using chopsticks, basic Chinese words for food, to appreciate the older generations.

Cost: Special rate for summer holiday (July and August)  £8 per child. Fees include materials.

Suitable for children aged 4-10.  For booking, email your child’s name and age to mail@educatioinchina.co.uk  Drop-in possible if class not full.

For more details of other sessions, please visit our website: http://www.educationchina.co.uk/Chinese_for_kids.html

Note: Parents of children under 7 can stay with their children if they wish to. Parents of children under 5 are advised to company their children in the class.

Children Workshop: Chinese Dragon Boat Festival

Monthly Chinese themed activities for children in Hove Library run by a group of friendly and experienced Chinese teachers.  The activities are designed to improve children’s study abilities while Chinese language, arts and traditional virtues are embedded.

Theme: Chinese Dragon Boat Festival

Venue: Hove Library

Date: Saturday 09 June    Time:10-11am

Contents: 1) Story of the traditional Dragon Boat Festival; 2) Make a dragon boat (paper folding and drawing).

To learn:

1) The story of the Dragon Boat Festival and what do Chinese people do to celebrate it.

2) Paper folding for dragon boat.

3) Chinese words for dragon, dragon boat festival, rice dumplings etc.

Ability/skill improved:  Imagination, patience,  being accurate, hand skills for paper folding, drawing,  to appreciate a diverse culture.

Cost: £12 per child, £10 each for siblings. Fees include materials.

Suitable for children aged 4-10.  For booking, email your child’s name and age to mail@educatioinchina.co.uk  Drop-in possible if class not full.

For more details of other sessions, please visit our website: http://www.educationchina.co.uk/Chinese_for_kids.html

Note: Parents of children under 7 can stay with their children if they wish to. Parents of children under 5 are advised to company their children in the class.

Children Calligraphy Lesson Hove Library

Photos of today’s calligraphy lesson in Hove Library! Everyone had a good time as usual. Children’t didn’t want to stop writing! They also learnt a Chinese poem of a 7-year-old boy from 1,380 years ago. This poem is about some geese swimming in a river in Spring! 🙂

The next session is on 14th April, with the theme –Chinese Legends.

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Argus!

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We are in the local newspaper today for the children workshops last Saturday!! Well done all of us! (^o^)