Oct
27

Spend A Day With Yikang In Changzi, China!

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Screen shot 2014-10-27 at 3.05.34 PMYikang’s Day – From Dawn To Dusk In A Chinese City, Written By Sungwan So

This is a wonderful “day in the life” book that follows a young girl named Yikang throughout her day, from breakfast with her family, through her school day and back home for dinner and family time. Set in the northern city of Changzi (Shanxi Province), this brightly photographed story is a great way to learn more about life in modern China. It’s also a fun way to start discussions about how life in other cultures may be different and how it might be the same.

For instance, many students will recognize the subjects that Yikang studies during her day such as art, math and music. Plus there’s exercise time at school and a flag salute that’s similar to many US schools.  However, Yikang goes to school on a bicycle and gets to go home for an extended lunch – returning at about 3 PM! Along with a nice story, the book also has very good notes about Chinese culture, names and surnames and much more.

Part of the Dawn to Dusk book series, Yikang’s day is a great way to help kids see the world through the eyes of a child growing up in a different culture.  Some other favorite Dawn To Dusk titles are also listed below as well!

Bongani’s Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a South African City (A Child’s Day)
by Gisèle Wulfsohn


Cássio’s Day: From Dawn to Dusk in a Brazilian Village (A Child’s Day) by Maria de Fatima Campos

Iina-Marja’s Day: From Dawn to Dusk in Lapland (A Child’s Day) by Jaakko Alatalo

 

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