Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Squiz the World goes to… China

Each fortnight, we give the world globe a spin, and see where we land. Then we take the kids of Australia on an audio excursion to visit that country and its people.

Buckle up with your captain, Amanda Bower, on the Squiz Kids Super Fast Supersonic Jetliner as we zoom into China – land of 1.4 billion people, a Communist government, and where “heaps of  homework” is an understatement. We’ll sneak a peek at the Great Wall, not visible from space unless you’ve got superhuman vision, and dive into the delicious world of Peking duck. Get ready to say “Ni Hao” and impress with your Mandarin because we’re on a whirlwind tour filled with laughs, quirky facts, and maybe learning a thing or two. It’s China like you’ve never heard it before!

For the full episode transcript, click here.

Great Wall of China: History and pictures for kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dIyk65vR-g
NASA says the wall is ‘less great’ from space https://www.nasa.gov/vision/space/workinginspace/great_wall.html
A young girl’s daily life in Beijing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_VbHhMrwtw
Little rice cake’s amazing table tennis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg3YY5WdBPg
How to play Beikou https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_-5aYWGhlU
Simplified Peking Duck recipe https://thewoksoflife.com/easy-peking-duck-mandarin-pancakes/