For our second trip around the world this winter, we visited China. Our Five in a Row book was The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wise, which is about a duck who lives on the Yangtze river and learns a lesson about obedience. We enjoyed learning about China, doing a sink/float science experiment and learning to draw water.
We've been using a few different resources to learn about each country. We find the country on our world map. We read the entries in DK First Atlas, DK Children Just Like Me , and DK Children Just Like Me: Celebrations. We look up videos on youtube of traditional music and dance from each country and listen to the language. I also found some great coloring sheets for Chinese New Year at Activity Village. The coloring sheets also led to an amazing discovery. If I give the three-year-old coloring sheets, we can actually read a chapter book out loud during the day without her pulling my hair or trying to climb on my shoulders. A major victory and we really enjoyed reading Little Pear by Eleanor Frances Lattimore.