Thursday, 3 February 2011

Lovely book for Chinese New Year

Imogen has been learning more about Chinese New Year at school recently and as the celebrations have now started I thought I would share a book that we got from the library. We picked up a few about festivals and the Chinese New Year and they have been fun to read.

This one is really lovely, so lovely that Imogen wanted to take it to school to show her teacher which we did yesterday - her teacher hadn't seen it and thought it was lovely and used it at story time with the children.

The book is Dragon Dance A Chinese New Year lift-the-flap book by Joan Holub. A very colourful book that tells you all about the new year festivals, the food, the dances, and at the back is a craft activity for making dragon puppets.

It's a lovely book, easy to read in a rhyming style. Imogen has sat and read this to me and to herself several times. They've also been doing a dragon dance at school which we go and see when they finish for half term. Hopefully this weekend (weather permitting) we shall be going to a Chinese New Year festival in the city where there is a Chinese market, food, activities, martial arts displays and a dragon dance and parade.

Imogen has enjoyed saying Gung Hay Fat Choy too!

They are then moving on to look at India and the festival of Holi, a festival of colour which should be great fun, her hands and arms were certainly colourful today when I picked her up from school!


  1. I remember my children learning about Chinese New Year at school and learning Gung Hay Fat Choy. Your weekend plans sound fun, I hope the weather is fine for you, we've got huge gusts of wind here at the moment.

  2. what a lovely book xx Chinese new year is a lovely celebration x


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