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Back to School Must-Read: “UH-OH! 糟糕!”

Back to School Must-Read: “UH-OH! 糟糕!”

Back to School Must-Read: "UH-OH! 糟糕!"Read the story in the app here!One kid has overslept,  the other one has forgotten her homework, and another his water bottle. Will you get the kids out the door in time so they...

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Learn Chinese Through Funny Chinese Puns!

Learn Chinese Through Funny Chinese Puns!

Learn Chinese Through Funny Chinese Puns! We love puns, don’t you? How about Chinese puns? Do you know what puns are called in Chinese? Usually we talk about it as 双关语 (shuāng guān yǔ) or 押韵 (yā yùn) - you know you are...

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2023 Happy Holidays!

2023 Happy Holidays!

2023 Happy Holidays from the Dim Sum Warriors Young Artists and Team! It's the Dim Sum Warriors holiday tradition!  The Dim Sum Warriors team held a Holiday Doodle Date to celebrate Christmas and Dongzhi 冬至 with kids...

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Ever Experienced the Eggsmas Holidays (生蛋节)?

Ever Experienced the Eggsmas Holidays (生蛋节)?

Ever Experienced the Eggsmas Holidays (生蛋节)?Once upon a time, there was a magical holiday that happens around the winter solstice called Eggsmas (生蛋节)? During Eggsmas, a bearded old man called Father Eggsmas (生蛋老人)...

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Why Do Kids Love the Holiday Doodle Dates?

Why Do Kids Love the Holiday Doodle Dates?

Why Do Kids Love the Holiday Doodle Dates? We chatted with our young doodlers about why they love the Dim Sum Warriors Doodle Dates.  “Because it embraces our chaos!” ZZ (Age 12).   Strange thing to say about a...

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HOW DO CHINESE PEOPLE CELEBRATE DONGZHI 冬至?

HOW DO CHINESE PEOPLE CELEBRATE DONGZHI 冬至?

  HOW DO CHINESE PEOPLE CELEBRATE DONGZHI 冬至?  As they do with major astrological events, many cultures celebrate the winter solstice—not just the Chinese, but also the Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese and other East...

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Halloween – the Time to Get Creative!

Halloween – the Time to Get Creative!

Halloween - the Time to Get Creative! Halloween is a time for ghosts, ghouls, and goblin and at Dim Sum Warriors, it's the perfect occasion for getting creative and learning some Mandarin! If you missed the annual...

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Cosplay Meaning For A Family

Cosplay Meaning For A Family

Halloween Family Fun With Cosplay!  Coming from Singapore, I didn't really care about Halloween – to me it was just a highly commercialized holiday involving too much candy that was celebrated mainly by...

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Why Mooncakes? Because it’s the Moon Festival!

Why Mooncakes? Because it’s the Moon Festival!

Why do we eat mooncakes during 中秋节 the Mid-Autumn Festival?   Eating mooncakes 月饼 (yuèbǐng) and pomelos 柚子 (yòuzi) while sipping tea as you admire the full moon 赏月 (shǎng yuè) are the most traditional things you...

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How long is the mid-Autumn Festival?

How long is the mid-Autumn Festival?

How long is the mid-Autumn Festival? What is it? Imagine a festival that brings together the magic of a full moon and the joy of celebrating the harvest – that's the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as 中秋节 (Zhōngqiū...

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3 Ingredients for Raising a Creative Child

3 Ingredients for Raising a Creative Child

3 Ingredients for Raising a Creative Child   The Creative ChildWhen YB (short for 'Yakuza Baby', my daughter’s nickname) was in first grade, she came home crying one day, because all through her school day, she had...

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Let’s Be Chinese Ghosts Experts!

Let’s Be Chinese Ghosts Experts!

Are You A Chinese Ghost Expert? How Many Do You Know? Have you heard of the Chinese Zombie, also known as 僵尸 (jiāng shī)?Are you aware of the Chinese Mer-people, referred to as 氐人 (Dī rén)?Do you know about the...

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Creativity: It Takes a Village

Creativity: It Takes a Village

It really takes a village (at the very least) to nurture the right conditions for creativity! And we at Yumcha Studios are very honoured and privileged to have played our part by organising the 2023 Singapore Dreaming...

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Great Chinese Idioms for Mother’s Day

Great Chinese Idioms for Mother’s Day

Chinese Idioms for Mother's Day  Let's start with a Chengyu about the great Chinese philosopher Mencius’s Mom. 1. 孟母三迁 mèng mǔ sān qiān Literal Meaning: Mencius' mother moved 3 times Definition: The great efforts...

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Earth Day in Chinese: 45 Essential Terms

Earth Day in Chinese: 45 Essential Terms

April 22nd - Earth Day in Chinese is 地球日. Protecting the earth is something many of us are all still a bit too casual about—we try to do something when we remember and don’t feel too bad when we don’t. This year, our...

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The 12 Days of Christmas in Chinese!

The 12 Days of Christmas in Chinese!

The 12 Days of Christmas in Chinese!   We translated the traditional song "The 12 Days of Christmas" into Chinese, so you can finally know how to say "partridge in a pear tree" in 中文!  You're welcome!THE 12 DAYS...

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How Your Child Can Learn Chinese Creatively

How Your Child Can Learn Chinese Creatively

How Your Child Can Learn Chinese Creatively We know how your child Can learn Chinese creatively, because of our unique approach and experience.Complaining About CreativityThe lack of creativity and imagination is a...

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Being Bilingual is a Super Power!

Being Bilingual is a Super Power!

Bilingualism is a super-power! Neuroscientific studies show that bilingual kids can parse and handle more complex situations because they're used to interpreting multiple linguistic and social cues. Here's a useful...

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Singapore Mandarin Quiz! 新式华语小测验

Singapore Mandarin Quiz! 新式华语小测验

To celebrate Singapore's National Day, we've come up with a quiz on Singapore's distinct strain of Mandarin Chinese, which we call 新加坡华语 (Xīnjiāpō Huáyǔ). It's pretty similar to mainland China's 普通话(Pǔtōnghuà) and...

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5 Ways NOT to Kill Creativity in Your Kids

5 Ways NOT to Kill Creativity in Your Kids

5 Ways NOT to Kill Creativity in Your Kids   Ministries of Education all over the world are racing to equip children with competencies that are needed for the 21st century: critical thinking, communicating,...

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5 Best Chinese Animation Movies for Kids

5 Best Chinese Animation Movies for Kids

Chinese animation movies are great for helping kids who are learning Chinese get immersed in the language while having fun! We chose these five movies because many kids in the Chinese-speaking world have watched these...

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Cosplay Meaning For A Family

Cosplay Meaning For A Family

Cosplay: Meaning For Our Immigrant Family Coming from Singapore, I didn't really care about Halloween – to me it was just a highly commercialized holiday involving too much candy that was celebrated mainly by...

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How to Raise Kids With Empathy

How to Raise Kids With Empathy

How to Raise Kids With Empathy As I was stressing in front of my computer over an app update that went wrong the other day, my 12-year-old quietly brought me a cup of tea with some honey and flower petals. I didn’t...

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De-Stress Doodle Date 20211002

De-Stress Doodle Date 20211002

How do you say "Hamburger reading" or other silly combinations of food and relaxing activities?Check out our video of yet another crazy Dim Sum Warriors Bilingual Doodle Date—where our artist Colin draws the wacky...

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Mid-Autumn Mooncake Madness!

Mid-Autumn Mooncake Madness!

LET'S DRAW A MOONCAKE! There are, of course, many, many different designs, styles and flavours of mooncakes nowadays, but let's try drawing a traditional Cantonese-style mooncake.LET'S DRAW ANOTHER MOONCAKE! Had fun...

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5 Lessons I Learned From Being Last in Class

5 Lessons I Learned From Being Last in Class

5 Lessons I Learned From Being Last in Class I was getting increasingly nervous – they were talking about which camera to use to produce a newer or older effect; the different steps of post-production; conversion from...

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Thinking About Afghanistan

Thinking About Afghanistan

Thinking About Afghanistan I went to Afghanistan twice in 2004, not long after the US invasion, on a UNICEF-backed consulting project to help rebuild the Afghan education system. I’ve been trying my best not to think...

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The Story of Our Children’s Art

The Story of Our Children’s Art

The Story of Our Children’s Art Children's Art:     How to keep them motivated? After I write the piece on “Why is Drawing Important for Children’s Development”, several parents contacted me to ask about...

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