With 100 lazy, hazy days of summer ahead, beijingkids has found something for every day of summer to keep the kids occupied, happy, fed, learning and moving. From where to buy swimsuits to the best kids’ cooking classes, from to parks to explore and picnic in, aquariums to fish through, and semi-extreme sports for fearless kids – we’ve got it all (and much more) in our double feature summer survival guide – your guide to everything fun under the sun.
If older kids are searching for a new author, Eveline Chao has an in depth interview with young-adult book writer, Justina Chen Headley, a former China expat who writes about multicultural kids, as well as a guide for where to buy kids books, brush up on Mandarin, and stimulate young minds.
Summer is time for fun, but faculty from the British School of Beijing, Dulwich College Beijing and Beijing BISS International School discuss the best ways to keep kids’ brains stimulated during summer.
Cool off with Xiyun Yang’s recipe for easy, refreshing peach and pineapple Italian granitas, but if you don’t want to do the work, consult our ice cream guide for the best cold treats in the capital. Crafty Rebecca Kanthor creates colorful decals that are perfect for decorating the walls of jet-setting expats – they peel off and leave no mess behind.
When it’s time to get-away, flip to our travel column by Shelley Jiang and Gabriel Monroe, our Insider’s Guide experts, who explore caves and primeval forests in Chishui with the perfect itinerary for a week-long getaway with the family. For closer weekend getaways, learn about indulging at the Great Wall or an escape to a nearby beach oasis.
And as always, find the best family and kid-friendly events around town in our issue.
So put on your flip flops and sunscreen, grab the June/July issue of beijingkids summer survival guide and hop to it – you’ve got over a hundred things on your to-do list!
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