Learning About Papua New Guinea {Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Blog Hop}

Learning About Papua New Guinea by Chelsea Lee Smith {Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Blog Hop} - Multicultural Kid Blogs

By Chelsea Lee Smith

This post is part of the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Blog hop (see details below).

I am excited to share this new page which features 7 posts that introduce the country and culture of Papua New Guinea.

The “Learning about Papua New Guinea” series includes:

Introducing the Country of Papua New Guinea to Children
Introducing the Country of Papua New Guinea to Children
This post on Kids Yoga Stories gives some basic facts, and a bit about animals, transportation, and traditional dress in PNG.

Learning about Language in Papua New Guinea

Learning About Language in Papua New Guinea - All Done MonkeyThis post on All Done Monkey shares a bit about the importance of teaching children to learn other languages, and gives phrases in Tok Pisin that you can learn.

Exploring the Music of Papua New Guinea

Exploring the Music of Papua New Guinea - Making Multicultural MusicThis post on Making Multicultural Music shares a bit about traditional and popular PNG music and includes two videos.

Traditional Papua New Guinean Food: How to Make Mumu

How to Make Papua New Guinean Mumu - Creative World of VaryaThis post on Creative World of Varya explains how to make a traditional meal in PNG: potato, vegetables, and meat in coconut milk, wrapped in banana leaves, and cooked in a pile of hot rocks.  There is a step by step poster as well as a video if you would like to learn more details!

Typical Day at a Preschool in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea: A Day at PreschoolThis post on Kid World Citizen shares about the typical daily routine of one grassroots preschool in Papua New Guinea, including pictures and a video!

Bird of Paradise Craft: Learning about Papua New Guinea

Birds of Paradise Craft - Toddling in the Fast LaneThis post on Toddling in the Fast Lane gives instructions to create your own Bird of Paradise, plus some background and video/picture links to learn about this amazing creature.

Bilum Craft: Learning about Papua New GuineaBilum Craft - InCultureParentBilums are a popular and beautiful craft in PNG still widely used.  See pictures, read about how they are used, and make your own with this post on InCultureParent!

Learning About Papua New Guinea - Multicultural Kid BlogsMy son’s 4th birthday “toothbrush fundraiser” for preschool in PNG

Why Papua New Guinea?

You may be wondering why the focus on PNG.  Well my husband’s family moved to Port Moresby when he was 2 and, although he left when he was 18 to go to university in New Zealand, his parents still live there and he considers PNG “home.”  I have visited twice – once for 6 weeks before we were married to complete a health education project which contributed to my undergraduate honors thesis, and secondly for 4 weeks in Feb-March 2013 during which my husband was supporting the local hospital and I was volunteering in Rose Garden Preschool (and our kids were having lots of fun with their grandparents!).

Learning About Papua New Guinea - Multicultural Kid BlogsI’ve decided to create this resource on PNG as similar materials are not readily available, in the hopes that more families and children will learn about this incredible country, someday visit, and hopefully learn from its culture as well as contribute to its people.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments!
Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Blog Hop - Multicultural Kid BlogsIn honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Multicultural Kid Blogs is sponsoring a blog hop, and you are invited!  We are celebrating the cultures and peoples of this diverse region by sharing our posts and asking other bloggers to do the same!  Our hope is to create a wonderful resource for celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with children.  Be sure to visit the co-hosts of the blog hop (listed below) and share your own posts at the linky at the bottom!

You can find even more resources on this region in our Asia and Australia and Oceania boards on Pinterest!


Multicultural Kid Blogs
Crafty Moms Share
Bicultural Mama
Finding Dutchland
Kid World Citizen
Marie’s Pastiche
All Done Monkey
Tiny Tapping Toes
Creative World of Varya
Miss Panda Chinese

Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop

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Leanna is a stay at home mother to three sweet, funny, rambunctious children. She draws inspiration from the Writings of the Bahá'í Faith and tries to raise her children in a fun, spiritual, loving environment. She and her husband, who is from Costa Rica, are raising their children to be bilingual and bicultural but more importantly to be "world citizens." Leanna blogs at All Done Monkey and is the founder of Multicultural Kid Blogs.

2 thoughts on “Learning About Papua New Guinea {Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Blog Hop}”

  1. Thank you very much for taking the time to post in detail your experiences. I think it is very important to introduce different languages and cultures to children at an early age. In my preschool program I introduce a new country/state every 2 weeks. We learn a bit about their culture and language, and we base our arts/crafts and cooking projects around it. It is very difficult to find kid friendly material for a majority of countries. I truly enjoyed your blog!

    Thank You,
    Miss Alana

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