Mid-Autumn Lantern Riddles

The Mid-Autumn Festival traditionally falls on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, which is in September or early October.  How do Chinese people celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival? Guessing Lantern Riddles Lantern riddles are riddles written on lanterns. Solving “lantern riddles” is popular traditional activity during Read more…

How to deal with a kid meltdown?

Meltdowns are terrible, nasty things, but they are a normal part of childhood. You might see your child crying, screaming, kicking or running away. Your sweet and smiling baby has become a feisty toddler with a mind of their own, tantrums included.  Why do kids have meltdowns? How do you Read more…

Row Row Dragon Boat

Dumpling festival is determined based on lunar calendar, and falls on 5th day of the 5th month in the Chinese lunar calendar. The Traditions Coloring Row the boat. Get the flag. Win the game. The race is fun.

Go Green

Waste is anything that we get rid of, throw away or do not use.  Grape stem after snack? Egg shells after breakfast? Don’t throw them away! Teach your kids how composting adds to soil for a future veggie or flower garden. A plastic bottle can take over 450 years to break down Read more…

How to protect my kids and family from Coronavirus?

What is Coronavirus? Corona viruses (COVID-19) are circulating in animals and some of these coronaviruses have the capability of transmitting between animals and humans. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Doctors and health experts are working hard to help people stay Read more…

The Story of Black Friday

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. The beginning of Christmas shopping season. Black Friday was the busiest shopping day of the year in America since 2005.  The Early Origins The term “Black Friday” was first related to financial crisis, not sales shopping. On 24 September 1869, two Wall Street speculators Read more…

The Legend of Jack O’Lanterns

The term “jack-o’-lantern” was first applied to people, not pumpkins. As far back as 1663, the term meant a man with a lantern, or a night watchman. Just a decade or so later, it began to be used to refer to the mysterious light. Legend has began in Irish A drunk Read more…

Competition

Is Competition Good For Kids?

“Let’s play again so this time I can beat you,” your child says when you capture his last checker. Competition is a social process. Whether it’s a game of basketball or school race, competition is everywhere. There are pros and cons of being competitive. Many scholars agree that competition is Read more…