In Junior Infants we have been learning about the customs and traditions of Chinese New Year. We read the story of The Great Race and learned that this is The Year of the Dog.
Red is considered a lucky colour in China so we made red lanterns to decorate the school hallway and we coloured images of the animals from the story. We discovered that most of us are either dragons or snakes because we were born in 2012/2013.
We then turned our attention to look at old and new toys. We saw that some toys like Lego are the very same even after many years. Many of the toys we play with now make sounds and need batteries but things like dolls and teddies are still as popular today as they were many years ago.
I think the general consensus was that the Vtech computer doesn’t offer as much fun as today’s iPad!