by Suyen Hu on Wed, Jul 26 2017
Our most worthwhile project is to encourage children from schools in England and Taiwan to talk to each other about the same stories based on traditional Chinese culture using Snowflake Books and worksheets. It’s really exciting to see children overcome their shyness and become confident to speak from the other side of the world with different cultures and languages. We not only use our books, but also games and crafts tailored to children’s interests and creativity.
by Suyen Hu on Wed, Jun 28 2017
Children told us they love to know about Chinese food so we planned to share the story of the Chinese Farmers’ Calendar with them so they could get a better idea about life in the East and of course what people eat and how they celebrate Chinese New Year with plenty of food after a hardworking year.
The story is based on a little boy who misses his grandfather very much and found his grandfather’s diary on an old chair. He reads and reads the notes, and all the memories... Read more
by Taylor Brooker on Wed, Jun 28 2017
We’ve now completed 6 of 8 Mandarin sessions at a local school, teaching Mandarin and the Chinese culture/stories, so I wanted to write about my experience! As an artist, I work behind-the-scenes almost all the time and had very limited prior experience of working publicly, let alone helping teach children more about the Chinese culture, so I had no idea what the school clubs would be like. However, I was surprised straight away by the children’s enthusiasm and their willingness to learn and get involved. Most of them had no prior knowledge of any Mandarin, but from the very first... Read more
by Jess O'Shea on Mon, Jan 16 2017
Snowflake Books bringing bilingual learning to classrooms in Taiwan and England, teaching children different cultures and languages with the power of stories and interactive learning experiences.Read more
by Suyen Hu on Sun, Apr 24 2016
Snowflake Books make beautiful picture story books that are based on old Chinese legends, specially re-written in English for children. The stories are warm and sympathetic, and aim to introduce traditional Chinese culture to Western children. Our books have attracted many educators and parents looking for new and unique ways to develop children’s cultural awareness.
All the stories are beautifully illustrated in a range of styles, and include English and Chinese writing to help introduce children to the concept of the Chinese language. Most... Read more