Family Fun

Sleeping with Mother Nature

When was the last time you went camping? Perhaps you haven’t tried. There are many reasons why happy campers take pleasure in this outdoor activity, and here’s why. With Chinese

Techno Kids – Children and Technology

Introducing Children To Technology Safely How To Make Sure We Introduce Our Children To Technology Safely I have a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, and if it were up to her she would be

Happy New Year

We are a cosmopolitan bunch here in Dongguan. Not just amongst the expat community – with an eclectic mix of Americans, Brits, Brazilians, and people from all over Europe and

Christmas Gift Wrapping

Wrapping paper is expensive and wasteful. One study estimated that in Britain, people throw away 365,000 kilometers of wrapping paper over the holidays alone – enough to stretch nine times


November is the month we associate with Thanksgiving, and what better way to cap a big Thanksgiving Day feast than a pumpkin pie?  The pumpkin is a symbol of harvest

Saying Goodbye

The summer months are often a time for us to say goodbye. Families and friends often see the end of a school year as a time to move on to

Game Time

Let’s play Now the weather is warmer and families are enjoying the outdoors. You’ve probably noticed a lot of traditional street games. But what are they? And how are they

Silk Secrets

Learn It! More than 4,000 years ago, somebody in China discovered something amazing! When they found how valuable this secret was, China kept it from the rest of the world

Hello Panda

Learn It! Here in China lives one of the world’s rarest mammals, the giant panda! The giant panda is native to China, and in China, pandas are considered national treasures.

Arbor Day

Learn It! What is Arbor Day? Arbor is a Latin word meaning ‘tree.’ It’s a day where we plant and care for trees and it is a day which is