There’s something really joyful and colourful about cultural celebrations from around the world. I love them! They’re also such a good opportunity to talk with the children about cultural differences, beliefs and tolerance. Chinese New Year is an easy one because all the children like chinese food (if only…rice and broccoli?), the lion dance is always loud and fun, and the red lanterns everywhere…Oh how pretty.
I found the below calendar useful when Marcelo asked me which year he was born (Year of the dog…wished it was the year of the tiger..oh well..)
The last few days, we’ve taken out this little book that we had bought in Hong Kong when we celebrated the Year of the Rabbit. It’s a sweet read. And here’s a bit more about our stay in HK with the children.
These photos of Amalya and Marcelo were taken during our stay in Chiang Mai (Thailand), where children have a chance to touch or carry all sorts of freaky animals. Here’s the link to the post Rumble in the Jungle in Chiang Mai.
Kung Hei Fat Choi everyone! May the Year of the Snake bring happiness, health and prosperity to all our little ones.