song of a nightingale and collected together some Chinese items from around the house. We were going to put these together as a discovery box but decided that it was more apt to put them together in the wok as a Discovery Wok.
The wok was overflowing and only the lower right edge can be seen. It contained
Chinese kite-the bird pattern at the back
a book with information about giant pandas
a recipe for a Chinese meal
a Chinese vase
noodles-to make our stir fry to go with the book
a toy made in China
a short list of (English) words connected with China
The story about Ping-another loved book about China
The Emperor and the nightingale
Collecting items from the country in which a book is set is something that we will probably do again. It was a very visual and hands-on way to place the book in its setting and to think more about a different culture.
This is linked to Explore the world through picture books at My little bookcase.