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DISCOVERING TAI KWUN THROUGH LITTLE BEAN'S TOY CHEST'S QUIET BOOK WORKSHOP

DISCOVERING TAI KWUN THROUGH LITTLE BEAN'S TOY CHEST'S QUIET BOOK WORKSHOP

In 2019, Little Bean's Toy Chest was honored to become a content partner at Tai Kwun Center Heritage and Arts (Hong Kong). We were the first creator ever to offer a quiet book workshop based on Hong Kong's most famous historical compound.  Tai Kwun - the Former Central Police Station Compound, is a destination of special historical significance of Hong Kong SAR. Built in 1841, it housed three essential governmental bodies: the Central Police Station, Central Magistracy, and Victoria Prison.  After many inactive years, the compound was revitalised and renovated to become a historical site and center for the Arts, and opened its...

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OUR MOTHER'S DAY SALE - MAY 2021

OUR MOTHER'S DAY SALE - MAY 2021

Hi mamas, don't miss our Mother's Day SALE this week. Enter the discount codes at checkout:   LOVEMOM10 FOR 10% OFF (orders over 50USD) LOVEMOM15 FOR 15% OFF (orders over 80 USD) LOVEMOM20 FOR 20% OFF (orders over $150 USD) Valid until May 15, 2021 SHOP NOW Happy Mother's Day from all of us at Little Bean's Toy Chest!

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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! On this day, let's talk about unfiltered motherhood. Most of us, me included, subscribe to toddler moms’ gram accounts for our daily scroll and inspiration. We see mamas posting their clean houses with children quietly playing. We see pretty “shelfies” where the toys are neatly organized, each on a square shelf or a pretty woven basket (some are even color-coordinated!). Sometimes we even see the well-groomed mommies with hair in place and makeup on! And admit it, sometimes it makes us wonder how that mom does it all, while your room can’t be tidy for more than 5...

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HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT RACE - RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT RACE  - RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics show that babies as young as six months old can observe race-based differences, and children as young as two years old can internalize racial bias.  Starting the conversation about race and cultural diversity to young children is important, but as parents many times we wonder how to approach this topic in a sensible way. How do we influence our children's thinking about racial diversity through our conversations, books, movies, and other resources? Here below is a list of resources for you and your family on this crucial topic:   ORGANIZATIONS ADVOCATING RACE EDUCATION IN...

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Explore China's culture and traditions with songs, stories and games

Explore China's culture and traditions with songs, stories and games

  Facilitating cultural exploration is a big part of our mission - as we continue to expand our collection of quiet books that reflect different countries and cultures.  This spring break, we hosted a FREE virtual Mandarin storytime with My Ms Panda to take little children to an adventure exploring China!  During this fun-packed virtual playgroup session, Ms Ana took children to China and explore the country, traditions and foods- combining Mandarin learning with cultural explorations through songs, stories (with illustrations of quiet books and felt puppets), nursary rhymes, and interactive games! Ms Ana used Little Bean's Toy Chest's quiet book "Exploring...

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