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Sites – June 2006

June, 2006
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Klutz
Mentioned above as publisher, Klutz serves as a reference resource of biblical proportions, committing itself not to simply publishing and retail of all things kid-related but to design, fashion, arts and travel tips to boot. Yes, all refer to products available to buy, but then commerce is the bloodline of our world, isn’t it?
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Games – June 2006

June, 2006
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Winx
Based on the new Fox Kids smash hit show, Winx showcases four magically-gifted mortals-turned-fairies on a mission to deliver fashion and cool virtue to the entire universe from their home base of Magix. The game will have an assortment of tasks, an interface bristling with color, and lots of clothes. Lots.
Already on GBA, the [...]

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Books – June 2006

June, 2006
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Paper Fashions: Design Your Own Styles
Cutout clothing doesn’t sound like the most appetizing prospect, but from the editors of kid coolness uber-site Klutz it comes across as a brilliant idea. Paper Fashions features a plethora of designs and combinations for children to experiment with and just for the excellent quality involved mustn’t be [...]

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Movies – June 2006

June, 2006
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Akeelah and the Bee
Nothing to do with the stinging, flying busy bodies, the film at hand continues a sudden renewed interest in spelling bees, taking the theme to a good place with its touching story of multi-cultural awareness. Akeelah (Keke Palmer) is a likable girl from the LA fashion shows typically ignore, on a [...]

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Judo Makes Champions out of Children

June, 2006
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“Ippon,” called the referee as she raised the hand of Markova Ksenia to the crowd’s applause. The Grade 7 girl from the Russian School in Beijing just “won” a demonstration fight against Jorge Mora, a 7th Dan in judo from Brazil. “I was too nervous just now, but I am very happy,” beamed a victorious Ksenia.

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A Song for China’s Lost Little Ones

June, 2006
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Steven Curtis Chapman, the “king of Christian music,” has fallen in love with China, especially its underprivileged children. On May 24, Chapman arrived in Beijing for a charity concert to help raise funds for disadvantaged Chinese children requiring heart surgery.

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What Is Montessori?

June, 2006
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The easiest way to try to explain what Montessori is all about is to say what it is not, clarify some misconceptions that are common when it comes to the Montessori approach, and finally try to summarize what is it that makes Montessori different from the more traditional approaches to education.

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Chinese-language Exams Can Be Key to the Future

June, 2006
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After finishing a Chinese-language proficiency test, Emma Grahan is pretty proud of herself. “It was not difficult,” Grahan said after the HSK Elementary-Intermediate exam in late April. Grahan is a Canadian student at the World Youth Academy and the only one from her school attending the language exam.

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Safety in Distant Destinations

June, 2006
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When it comes to planning an escape to a faraway land, dreams of adventure or revelry must come hand in hand with the reality of ensuring your health and safety during your trip.

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To Wear or Not to Wear the Uniform?

June, 2006
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After living in Beijing for 12 years, Marina Mihalkov will for the first time not have to worry about what to wear to school. The Year 10 student at the Harrow International School Beijing will now be required to wear a uniform every day.

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Visit to a Moon Bear Paradise

June, 2006
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It was the day I could finally go to see the Moon Bears at the sanctuary of Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) in Chengdu in Sichuan Province. Jill Robinson, the founder of AAF, was waiting for us at the gate.

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On A Whimsical Family Adventure in China

June, 2006
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Living abroad is a challenge. Children are a challenge. Travelling with children in a foreign country is too much for some people to even contemplate.

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Student Reporters on the Olympic Beat

June, 2006
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Teenagers Sherina Chan and Rena Sha won’t just be spectators at the Beijing 2008 Games. The two students from the Yew Chung International School of Beijing will have inside access as reporters on the Olympic beat.

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Finding Freedom for Moon Bears

June, 2006
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They are the most coveted bears for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But with a profitable trade of using bear parts and bile juice for TCM, the Asiatic Black Bears - affectionately called Moon Bears because of the yellow crescent moon on their chests - have become one of the most endangered species in the world.

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Virtue Can Bloom in ‘teachable moments’

June, 2006
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In our love for the children or maybe due to our hurried life, we would rather do some tasks ourselves as the children passively watch, though they are capable of doing it themselves. But doing such tasks, in fact, isn’t in their best interest.

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