Picture Books & Resources
This collection of books are a great way to introduce children to Chinese culture and traditions. Whether children have any knowledge of China, these books will bring a country of great history and beauty alive. Many books relate to Chinese New Year. People all over the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, which runs for 15 days. Customs include cleaning the home to sweep out bad fortune and allow good fortune to enter. Children also receive money in special red envelopes, which you can read about in the book Sam and the Lucky Money.
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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
Learning to Give: Three Chinese Stories Lesson Plans
Victoria and Albert Museum: Discover 5000 years of Chinese culture –teachers’ resources
BBC: A typical school day in a primary school in China
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Scholastic: Exploring China Unit Plan
The Culture Club: China Lesson Plan
PBS Learning Media: Where in China is…?: Lesson Plan | The Story of China
Discovery Education: China – People and Places
British Council: Chinese New Year Lesson Plan
Royal Geographic Society: China – Snapshots in Time
Royal Museums Greenwich: Stories From the Sea – Chinese Flag
British Council Schools Online: Chinese Language and Culture Teaching Resources
Character: Chinese Dragons lesson plan
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 400 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.
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