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How to Learn About a Different Culture from Home
I recently shared how since kindergarten my oldest daughter was in a Mandarin Immersion learning program where she spent half her day with a teacher that only spoke Mandarin in the classroom. While she is no longer in the immersion program, she is at a school with a Mandarin class every week. She has learned so much over the past few years and enjoys teaching us about the Chinese culture too. The learning curve was tough initially but through a few years, we recognize the important holidays and know very specific history and cultural lessons shared with us by our daughter. Learning about a different culture has been exciting and a family endeavor to show support for our daughter’s enthusiasm to learn. How to learn about a different culture from home includes incorporating meals, dining customs and more. Our favorite Ling Ling meals are easy to prepare and add to the authenticity of culture nights in our home while learning.
Our daughter has taught us about the importance of food in learning about the Chinese culture. Last week we made Chicken Fried Rice beginning with Ling Ling Fried Rice and both my daughters asked for another Chinese meal to continue celebrating the new year. We revisited our favorites, Fried Rice and Potstickers, for another fun educational meal. When purchasing your favorite meals, use this coupon to save $2 off ONE Ling Ling Entree or Appetizer (20oz. or more).
Incorporating a genuine culture experience during your family’s meal time is easy because Ling Ling Fried Rice is made with authentic recipes. Chinese Style Vegetable and Yakatori Chicken are quick to prepare and taste great. I’m the first to admit that no matter how well planned out each day is, I always end up short on time. With Ling Ling, even the busiest days can include family time learning together.
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It’s so interesting to learn about different cultures and their dining customs. My daughters are very excited to use chopsticks so this week we made sure to have them at the dinner table. Wooden chopsticks can easily be customized with washi tape for a fun family craft before dinner.
The craft can be made with different tapes for family fun or you can use matching tape to dress up your chopsticks to match your table setting.
Learning about a different culture is fun when the entire family is involved. My daughters had a friendly competition with the chopsticks to see who could use them best. It’s no surprise little sister wasn’t quite as skilled as our oldest daughter but we made it through most of dinner using our traditional chopsticks.
How do you make learning fun in your home?