Victoria Avenue Children’s Centre celebrated Chinese New Year in February by inviting Chinese parents to come in and share their culture with us. We received red pockets from a parent for good luck; We learnt the story of Nian through a Chinese book; We also joined in Lion Dance in a costume with a drum brought in by a parent.
At the Centre, educators set up different experiences for children to learn the traditional celebration of Chinese New Year. Children were involved in wrapping red pockets for all children in the Centre; learning to use chopsticks; making paper lanterns.
Our Centre believes that by celebrating cultural events with children, not only promotes cultural inclusion but also supports children to develop a sense of belonging to their own cultural identity. We also believe in partnership with families and value parent input.