Chinese New Year Math and Literacy Unit Review

Becky CNY Pack

Being a blogger means having lots of wonderful blogger friends.

I have previously introduced to you an amazing blogger friend of mine – Becky – who blogs at Kid World Citizen and shares the most amazing content on multiculturalism, multilingualism and globalization.

Today I am happy to introduce to you Becky’s TpT (Teachers Pay Teachers) shop where she shared this wonderful Unit on New Year Math and Literacy.

This Unit packet is aimed at children of PreK to Grade 1 and it is so well structured – I was really sitting and adoring it for a moment from a teacher’s point of view.

This Unit is also suitable for homeschoolers – the instructions are simple and easy and anyone can follow them.

First of all, the Unit contains a great introduction to Chinese New Year – its history and traditions. It is really enough to give the children a proper introduction to this holiday and leave them interested and excited about upcoming activities.

The Unit starts with sight words related to this holiday, continues with counting, goes onto mazes and words scrambles; and ends with a fun activity on making a Chinese red envelo

I liked that the material can be easily adjusted to different age groups and levels of math and literacy. E.g. in counting part while suggested to count the blossoms by ten, for younger children it can be changed to counting blossoms by a number of branches (hence, the teacher/parent needs to just change the numbers).

And in the part of where the sight words are introduced, instead of learning to spell and memorize them, younger children can just use the first letter/phonic for recognition.

Another wonderful thing about this particular Unit is that it doesn’t really have to be used for just Chinese New Year time. It can be used throughout the year and adjusted according to one’s needs. It introduces an essence of China and will be a great hit with kids any time of the year!

Daria Music App {Review}

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As I am catching up on blogging this year, I am working with some of the amazing bloggers, authors and artists!

Today I’d like to introduce you to an app that contains different music from around the world by my blogger friend and fellow MKB member – Daria of Daria’s Music!

I always liked Daria’s colorful and rich art: her DIY instruments, her sense of music, and, of course, her beautiful voice.

Her new music app combines lots of her creations that introduce folk and traditional music from around the world.

One moment you are in South America signing Bate Bate Chocolate, and another – in Arabia, singing along to Assalam Aleykum!

You can download the app over at Adroid Playstore, iTunes and on desktop computer by visiting Daria’s page on Playrific.

Enjoy the music from around the world and download this wonderful app for free! It is filled with songs, games and puzzles for you and your little one to explore!

Follow Daria’s YouTube Channel for more music!