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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Sagwa

This is Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat. Amy Tan wrote this wonderful children's book which has since spun off into a PBS show. I've got two of the videos and plan on collecting more. They are very well done and appeal a wide range of ages. The engaging stories are all set in China and there are little vignettes woven in that teach Chinese culture. For example, a little mini-documentary on brush painting and calligraphy or special festivals and foods will be interspersed between cartoons. The stories all have morals and character lessons built in.
You can watch a little clip at PBS. You will find fun coloring sheets, online games, and more.Posted by Picasa

4 Comments:

  • At 6:59 AM, Blogger Frances said…

    Funny thing is that I'd find myself actually watching this cartoon and learning! ~ Fran

     
  • At 8:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You might be intersted in knowing that shop PBS has all the videos of this series 50% off

     
  • At 4:29 PM, Blogger Joannah said…

    Oh, that looks neat. Maybe I can TiVo it first.

     
  • At 3:22 AM, Blogger Stephanie said…

    My daughter and I love Sagwa. You know you can buy episodes of Sagwa on DVD and VHS (check at Amazon.com)

     

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