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Author Archives: A Little Mandarin
Happy Lunar New Year
Celebrating the year of the dog. Hope you all have a happy Lunar New Year, full of art, music, dance…and love
A Little Mandarin Book Review
A LITTLE MANDARIN was given this sweet book about a Chinese-American girl visiting Australia to review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2018.
Wendy Lee, the protagonist in The Mystery of the Min Min Lights by Janelle Diller, is an American visiting Australia. The book is part of the “Pack-n-Go Girls Adventure” series introducing young readers (6-9 years old) to destinations around the world. The book gives children exposure to Australia and Australian culture. It concludes with a “What to know before you go” section including a recipe for Lamingtons (yum) and even a ‘Say it Like an Australian’ section, mate. Continue reading
Happy Lunar New Year!
In celebration of the Year of the Rooster, we’re offering a FREE download of A Little Mandarin’s version of the traditional Chinese Happy New Year song, 新年好 – xīn nián hǎo! Here are the lyrics. Enjoy! Hoping for an extra special year for all … Continue reading
Happy Holidays from A Little Mandarin
Surprise them with A Little Mandarin in their stockings this year! Your lil’ ones will be dancing and singing along in no time to classic Chinese children’s songs – freshly updated for today’s families! Give the gift of … Continue reading
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋快乐 zhōng qiū kuài lè
“During the Mid- Autumn Festival countless families experience the warmth and nostalgia related with this traditional celebration. Much folklore exists concerning the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival; be it the exciting tale of the Moon Goddess Chang’e or the fact that one time mooncakes were used as a vessel to transport messages secretly. Regardless of it’s origin, most notable are the loving memories shared with family and friends on this joyous occasion”.
Wishing you and your family all the best for a wonderful Mid-Autumn Festival. I wanted to share with you this marvelous message on the mooncakes (月饼) I received this year. These salty ones (bottom pic) are Suzhou-style savory pork mooncakes (肉月饼) , loved by all Shanghainese, from my paternal grandparent’s hometown. I hope the holiday brings you many mooncakes(月饼) and more importantly the opportunity to connect with your family.
Happy Year of the Monkey!
Happy New Year 新年好 xīn nián hǎo & Special Drum Making Craft To celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Monkey, I am pleased to be able to share a special monkey drum craft with you. … Continue reading
Happy Holidays from ALM
I would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year. I translated the 平安夜 Silent Night Lyrics into Chinese for you hoping it brings you the peace and tranquility of a “Silent Night”. You can listen to a … Continue reading
ALM Harvest of Songs Press Release
New York, October 24, 2015 – A Little Mandarin (www.alittlemandarin.com) is featured on Harvest of Songs, a music-based educational resource for NYC watershed educators. Toni Wang recorded “Wo Men Shi Hua Duo (We are Flowers)” with her daughters Liya and Zoe in partnership with renowned teaching artist Story Laurie McIntosh. Continue reading
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 中秋快乐! zhōng qiū kuài lè!
Wishing everyone treasured time with family and friends, and happy gazing upon 2015’s supermoon lunar eclipse! Although rare, NASA explains why the supermoon and eclipse are still predictable – don’t miss this one or you’ll have to wait until 2033! Thanks NASA! … Continue reading