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Stroke Order Exercise Book

While I was in Taiwan this spring, I purchased a Chinese stroke order exercise book. We probably won’t use it for a couple years but it reminded me of the wood tracing boards that are so popular right now. When we returned home to California, I put the book in a box with some other Read More

感謝: Our Preschool Graduation Song

Just like that the last 5 years have flown by and my baby is going to Kindergarten. His preschool is preparing a graduation ceremony and the class will sing a song. I like to follow along with the schools curriculum at home. My hope is that it will  boost their confidence when they realize they Read More

Father’s Day Song & Lyrics

My son’s preschool class is learning 爸爸,去哪儿? for their Father’s Day performance. I found the music video on YouTube and downloaded the MP3 file for our C-Pen. I also created lyric sheets so that we can read along as we listen to the audio from the C-Pen. Our C-Pen is now an expensive music player! Read More

Father’s Day Books

We are reading a few silly and heartwarming stories to celebrate dad. Here are our selections for Father’s Day books this year. We borrowed a two of these books from our local library! The public library is such a valuable resource. Borrowing books saves money and trees! It also helps to reduce clutter in your Read More

Sagebooks Intro: Sagebooks are Magic!

I did it. I finally gave in and purchased Sagebooks. With the high price tag it took a lot of consideration. How can Sagebooks charge so much for these books?! The answer is: Sagebooks are magic, sorcery even! Why are these books magic? Because they got my uninterested 4 year old interested in learning Chinese again! Read More

Our Taiwan Preschool Experience

Last year we spent 2 months in Taiwan. My son was 3 at the time and attended the preschool. This year we spent 3 months in Taiwan and returned to the same preschool. I was able to enroll my 2.5 year old as well this past trip. They were separated into classes based on age. Read More

All The Moms

Every Mother’s Day since I became a mom I think about all the moms that have influenced the person I’ve become. We didn’t celebrate Mother’s Day growing up so now I want to thank the moms in my life for the lesson’s they’ve taught me. Here are my reflections and some photos of us then Read More

Taipei Public Library Card

Today I applied for a Taipei Public Library card. There Taipei Public Library has 58 branches in Taipei City, with multiple branches in each district! Did you know that you can apply for a temporary library card while visiting Taipei? It is valid for one month, or until the last day of your extended visa. Read More

Apple Sandwich Recipe and DIY Food Picks

Get your kids to eat sandwiches with this apple sandwich recipe. Shhhh!!! Don’t tell them there’s also cheese and turkey! I remember when we just finished the puree food stage with my son and meal planning was such a chore. We were out on playdates several times a week and when lunchtime rolled around all Read More

Apps For Kids With Touch Audio

In this post I am sharing three reading apps for kids with touch audio feature. I have selected Little Chinese Readers, Storyworld, and Joyreader because they specifically offer the touch audio feature in their stories. At our current reading level we can keep reading the free stories on Joyreader. I have a free subscription for Little Read More