秋天好 | Autumn is good

Do you like fall?  We talked about autumn (qiū)(tiān) in this weekend’s Chinese lesson.

(qiū)(tiān)(dào)(qiū)(tiān)(hǎo)
(lán)(lán)(tiān)(kōng)白(bái)(yún)飘(piāo)
(bǎo)(bǎo)(tái)(tóu)(hā)(hā)(xiào)
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Fall is here.  Fall is good.
Blue sky and white clouds.
The baby looks up and laughs.

Besides 中文, we are also working with other organizations to help children with computer programming 编程.

极客星晨少儿编程

First Kindle book | 第一本Kindle书

很久前我们想在kindle出版儿童电子书,但是买回kindle一看,真的很不喜欢。 黑白没有彩色,而且屏幕很小,有时下载速度也有问题。完全不像iPad 那么生动有趣。最近发现有彩色儿童版的Kindle了,于是出版了我们第一本电子书: Chinese Poems for Kids by A Kid.

A long time ago we thought about Kindle publishing kids’books. But we scrapped the idea after buying a kindle home: it was only black and white, the screen too small. Lately we found that Kindle has color version for children. So here is our first Kindle book: Chinese Poems for Kids by A Kid.

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Chinese poems for kids by a kid

Fruits | 水果

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Fruits 水果(shuǐguǒ) are colorful, delicious and healthy. We hope you are eating lots of fruits in this holiday season!

红(hóng) 红(hóng) 的(de) 苹(píng) 果(guǒ)
弯(wān) 弯(wān) 的(de) 香(xiāng) 蕉(jiāo)
紫(zǐ) 色(sè) 的(de) 葡(pú) 萄(táo)
圆(yuán) 圆(yuán) 的(de) 大(dà) 西(xī) 瓜(guā)
水(shuǐ) 果(guǒ) 好(hǎo) 吃(chī) 又(yòu) 营(yíng) 养(yang)

小蛇 | Little snake

(cǎo)(zhōng)(yì)(gēn)(shéng)
(wān)(wān)(qū)(qū)(háng)
(hóu)(zi)(kàn)(jiàn)(máng)(duǒ)(kāi)
(qīng)(wā)(kàn)(jiàn)(máng)(táo)(mìng)

A snake can look like a rope.  Don’t get bitten by a snake!!!  It might be poisonous!!!!!!!

帆(fān)船(chuán) | Sailing Ship

(lán)(hǎi)(wān)(piāo)(fān)(chuán)
(fān)(chuán)(guà)(zhe)(bái)(chuán)(fān)
(fēng)(chuī)(chuán)(fān)(fān)(chuán)(zǒu)
(chuán)(fān)(dài)(zhe)(chuán)(xiàng)(qián)  

Be careful don’t fall into the water!!!!!!

蚕(cán)宝(bǎo)宝(bǎo) | Silkworm Baby

(cán)(bǎo)(bǎo)(zhēn)(xī)(qí)
(xiǎo)(shí)(xiàng)(mǎ)(yǐ)
(dà)(le)穿(chuān)(bái)
(yī)

(tǔ)(chū)(sī)(lái)(cháng)(yòu)西(xī)
(jié)(chéng)(jiǎn)(ér)(zhēn)(měi)(lì)

元(yuán)宵(xiāo)节(jié) | Lantern Festival

(yuán)(xiāo)(jié)(zhēn)(rè)(nào)
(kàn)(huā)(dēng)(chī)(yuán)(xiāo)
(fēi) (jī)(dēng)(fēi)(dé)(gāo)
(tù)(zi)(dēng)(lā)(zhe)(pǎo)

Did you know that Lantern Festival started in China around 2000 years ago?  Wow!   Each year, it is on the day of the first full moon in the Chinese lunar new year.

Besides beautiful lanterns, traditionally people eat a special sweets made of glutinous rice flour called 元(yuán)(xiāo),  yyyyyuuuuuuuummmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!

端午节 | Dragon boat festival

(wǔ)(yuè)(wǔ)(shì)(duān)(yáng)
(mén)(chā)(ài)(cǎo)(xiāng)(mǎn)(táng)
(chī)(zòng)(zi)(zhàn)(bái)(táng)
(lóng)(zhōu)(xià)(shuǐ)(xǐ)(yáng)(yáng)

People eat these in a dragon boat festival.  The outside wrapping is a bamboo leaf.  The inside are yummy sticky rice and other goodies.

眼(yǎn)睛(jīng) | Eyes

(shàng)(bian)(máo)
(xià)(bian)(máo)
(dāng)(zhōng)(yí)(lì)(hēi)(pú)(táo)
(dào)(le)(yè)(lǐ)(máo)(duì)(máo)

Take good care of your eyes! 😆

水(shuǐ)仙(xiān)

(shuǐ)(xiān)(wá)(wá)
(jiē) 到(dào)(wǒ)(jiā)
(ài)(hē)(qīng)(shuǐ)
(bù)(chī)(ní)(bā)