This shadow puppet story will help to develop your child’s language and literacy skills, especially their listening skills. Watching it together is a great way of encouraging your child to enjoy the whole process of storytelling.The activity is also a fun, interactive way for your child to become more aware of cultural festivals and celebrations.
How to extend the magic
Have a go at making a paper Chinese dragon together. Click through to the Make & Colour section, select 'Seasonal' and find the dragon make. When you've created your little dragon, hold him up and take him for a quick parade around the room. Swish him from side to side. You can learn more about how people celebrate the Chinese New Year by visiting the Watch & Listen area of the CBeebies website. Click on the ‘Chinese New Year’ video clip to find out how one brother and sister prepare for the celebrations.