Can’t live without music? The August issue of beijingkids will strike a chord with baby Mozarts, child prodigies, and teen rockers alike. (Is it fate that Juilliard just announced a new center in Tianjin? We’ll let you decide.)
We’ve got features on music and development classes for wee ones, finding the perfect private music teacher, and how to buy your child’s first instrument. Elizabeth Wu also hunts down two of Beijing’s youngest rock bands – Redundant Seconds and Mi Ni.
In Parenting, columnist Jenn Ambrose is alarmed by sudden visions of rock stardom. When Gareth Jones’ daughter begins swimming lessons, he’s the one who ends up like a fish out of water. What’s more, don’t miss out on our special spotlight about Beijing’s single expat parents!
For a new column called Weekend Warriors, we travel beyond Beijing to Wutai Shan, one of the holiest Buddhist sites in China. For something a bit closer, take a walking tour in up-and-coming Wangjing. In Family Travels, live vicariously through the Zimmermans’ foodie tour of France and the van Thiels’ nature retreat in Mongolia.
Summer may be almost over, but that’s no reason to let your guard down! Dr. Richard Saint Cyr urges you to slather on that sunscreen, while Olivia Lee lifts the veil on nutrition deficit disorder. Just in time for the impending school year, beijingkids’ new school editor Ellis Friedman dispels seven common myths about eye health.
In Learning, improv actor Simon Kubski visits a class from Western Academy of Beijing and YCIS Beijing teens debate about having an ayi. The section is rounded out with artwork from Muffy’s Education.
For eats, bite into a burger at Let’s Burger Plus, dig into a chashao bao at Beijing’s best dim sum restaurants, or make your own pasta at home.
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