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Mandarin Immersion Parents Council
There’s a San Francisco Bay area Mandarin-speaking mom named Vickie Tsui who was frustrated enough at the lack of good bilingual books that she sat down and wrote one herself. She’s also got great tips about raising bilingual kids when you speak Mandarin but the world around you doesn’t. Check out her blog (and her book) here:
She’s also got a great web site
where she reviews and explains books in Chinese and has a great link to files where she’s actually read them aloud. She totally rocks.
And for those in the Bay area, a nice spreadsheet of afterschool and Saturday Chinese programs, along with local immersion schools.