[dropcap letter="W"]hether you're a tsinoy who wants your kids to learn more about their heritage, or a Pinoy who just wants to expose your children to another culture, here are some places that offer Chinese-related activities this summer.

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Offered by: The Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University
6/F Ateneo Professional Schools
#130 H.V. dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati
What it is: Learning Chinese through games, songs, and crafts
Age: 5 to 12 years old
Schedule: April 23 to May 26, M-W-F, 10am-12nn
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ateneoconfucius

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Offered by: Ocean Sky Chan Monastery
716 Jose Abad Santos St., San Juan
What it is: Kids learn values formation through activities that include basic Mandarin lessons, Chinese songs, crafts, martial arts, etc.
Ages: 8 to 12
Schedule: April 21 to 25, daily, 9am to 5pm
For more information: Call (02) 726-0600

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Offered by: Kids Mandarin Club
Unit 301 McKinley Park Residences
3rd Avenue cor 31st St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
What it is: Kids learn Mandarin through songs, crafts, and games
Ages: 3 to 12 years old
Schedule: Batch 1 is already ongoing. Batch 2 is from April 22 to May 12. Batch 3 is from May 13 to May 30. Monday to Friday.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/kidsmandarinclub

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Offered by: Kids Mandarin Club
What it is: Write and paint using the traditional Chinese method of brush and ink
Ages: 7 to 14 years old
Schedule: May 19 to June 20, Monday to Friday, 3pm to 5pm
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/kidsmandarinclub

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Offered by: Chang Kai Shek College
What it is: Offers a wide range of language classes, from basic Mandarin to business Chinese
Ages: Suitable for all ages
Schedule: April 26 to May 31, every Saturday, 9am-12nn, 1pm to 3pm
For more information: http://www.cksc.edu.ph

[buffer by="5px 5px 5px 5px" id="bar"]3. DYNAMIC YOUTH TAIWAN EDUCATIONAL TOUR[/buffer]

Offered by: Dynamic Youth Inc.
Liberty Hall, 820 Benavidez St., Binondo, Manila
What it is: A 3-week academic-cultural trip to Taiwan where kids can meet new friends and experience fun while learning and discovering the rich culture of Taiwan
Ages: For high school to college students
Schedule: May 3 to 23
For more information: http://www.dynamicyouth.org.ph/index.php

[buffer by="5px 5px 5px 5px" id="bar"]2. BIG BINONDO FOOD WOK[/buffer]

Offered by: Old Manila Walks (Nibbling Our Way Through Chinatown)
What it is: "Put aside three hours of non-stop culinary decadence as we eat our way around the most intimate alleys of Binondo! We'll horse around the streets taking in Tsinoy history, chomping down food and gorging on specialty treats as we nibble our way down through Chinatown."
Ages: 5 years and above
Schedule: Check out their monthly calendar at www.oldmanilawalks.com
For more information: www.oldmanilawalks.com

[buffer by="5px 5px 5px 5px" id="bar"]1. FIELD TRIP TO BAHAY TSINOY MUSEUM (KAISA)[/buffer]

Offered by: Bahay Tsinoy, a Museum of Chinese in Philippine Life
2 Anda corner Cabildo Streets,Intramuros, Manila
What it is: Trace the history of the Chinese in the Philippines through artifacts and dioramas
Ages: Suitable for all ages
Schedule: Tuesdays to Sundays, 1 to 5pm
For more information: http://www.bahaytsinoy.org/policies.php#

Jaclyn Lutanco-Chua

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