My article featured in Taiwan Ho! Summer Activities for Families in Taipei

Dedicated readers of my blog will have most of this information already. It's still a good read, and you can discover some other interesting tidbits on the website, too:


Stage Time and Juice: Summer Magic - Kids' Open mic/Family Performance Space

Take a break from the summer heat and join us at the coolest kid-event in town! Once again it's open-mic time for those brave kids or parents who would like to read or tell a story or poem, perform a song or dance to their classmates, playmates and peers alike.

If you are not ready to take the stage, then be a part of the audience and watch the magic unfold.

We request that smaller children be accompanied by their parents while watching.

Stage Time and Juice 是一個新的紅房(Red room)社群與 Taipei City Playgroup 所舉辦的活動,活動主要用意為鼓勵孩子們步入創意探索的道路。 活動主要以英文進行,受邀參加的孩子們,可以有機會聆聽許多故事,分享彼此天賦才能及創意想法。倒點果汁,隨意找個座位坐下,和我們果汁家庭成員們一同學 習,一同分享這個多元化的平台。 在櫃台會有報名表,讓勇敢的小朋友們可以登記上台朗讀、分享藝術、玩音樂或者講故事。


What to bring:

A juice or savory snack of your choice. Be creative and try to bring something that adds to the theme!

Your own drinking vessel: The Red Room is a green environment. If not, you are encouraged to buy one of our awesome, groovy bamboo mugs and have our fabulous artists paint it for you. It will remain forever, yours and yours alone (true love).

If necessary, bring a fluffy pillow to increase the level of comfort, since floor seating is all that's provided.

給 所有支持贊助的父母們: 請隨意帶果汁或喜歡的點心,當您抵達社群時即可將其放置於吧台,供大家自由分享取用。 紅房(Red room)社群關心綠色環保議題,所以來時候可以考慮在現場購買一個我們引以為傲的竹杯子,讓我們卓越的藝術家幫您在上面繪畫,之後它將是永久的屬於您個 人的,並存放於社群,又或者您也可以攜帶自己的環保杯。 當然最重要,您也可以帶靠枕來讓享受聆聽過程更舒適。我們的地板非常的乾淨可以席地而坐。

Address: 2F., No. 117, Sec. 1, Da'an Rd., Taipei City 106 (above the Aveda Third Place salon, entrance from alleyway on side)
點在:台北市大安區大安路一段 117 號 2 樓。Aveda 沙龍樓上。
Tel: 電話 02-27714795
Map(地圖): https://www.google.com.tw/maps/place/106台北市大安區大安路一段117號/@25.0394719,121.5462694,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x3442abd05b336311:0x373072a32cf80710?hl=zh-TW

Contribution Fee:

200NTD (1 parent with accompanying child), 50NTD per additional family member regardless of age.

200NTD per adult

Saturday, July 19, 2014
2:30pm to 4:30pm




PM2:30 至PM4:30


About Taipei City Playgroup:

Taipei City Playgroup has been connecting English-speaking families in Taipei since 2002. With no fees, no obligations and no restrictions, this informal, casual playgroup meets on Thursday mornings at various locations around Taipei City, and holds annual Christmas parties, Easter picnics and Halloween Trick-or-Treat parades, as well as publishes The Awesome Playgroup News, a child-produced newspaper that encourages English literacy. Members number over 400, and include parents with Taiwanese partners and families from all over the world, who may be new to Taiwan or new to parenting. Attending Taipei City Playgroup events are a wonderful way for families to connect and share information about parenting in Taiwan, and for children to find new playmates.

關於 Taipei City Playgroup: Taipei City Playgroup 這個社群從 2002 年成立至今,一直以來,提供了在台灣許多說英語家庭們之間,保持聯繫的組織平台。一般於星期四上午,社群會在台北市各個不同地點,舉辦非正式的休閒遊戲小 聚會,參加者無須付費,沒 有義務,也沒有任何限制。同時社群也會舉辦年度聖誕、復活節野餐和萬聖節”不給糖,就搗蛋”的活動。另外也發行精彩的 Playgroup 新聞,是完全由孩子們合力發行的報紙來激勵孩童接觸英語文學。目前社群已有超過 400 位成員,包含台灣及其外國配偶,或夫妻皆來自世界各地,也許剛新到台灣,也許剛當上新手爸媽的父母們。來參加 Taipei City Playgroup 活動是一個與其它家庭連結並分享父母心得最佳的機會,同時也讓孩子們找到新玩伴。


Co-Founders | Ping Chu 朱平 • Ayesha Mehta • Red Room Coordinator | Manav Mehta • Translation | Edward Chiang • Online Presence | Roma Mehta • Assistant Coordinator | Disha Patel

RED ROOM www.redroom.com.tw

肯夢 AVEDA Lapostolle 非零Non Zero Ripplemaker Foundation

Submit Your Child's Work to the Awesome Playgroup News!

This upcoming issue will feature the theme "What I like to Make."

As always, we welcome any other stories, poems, cartoons, word games, or artwork. Submissions from all children around Taiwan are accepted. "What kids like to make" can be anything at all, from the very simple daily task to complex, longterm project. Getting published in this paper/e-paper is a great way to have your kids feel good about their activities, and their ability to contribute to a shared publication. Families can also join the editing meeting and work on putting on the paper together. This is a fun way to show children you value English as a communication tool, and you see their ability to work in a production team.

Our last edition can be seen here:http://www.youblisher.com/p/871969-Awesome-Playgroup-News-Spring-2014/

We also welcome sponsorship through advertising. Our community rate is this: NT100 gets you a full-color ad, 1/16 of an A3 page...multiple spaces or half-pages also available. Sponsors also get a complimentary copy (NT25 value, so as you can see, sponsorship could cost you less than a Starbucks latte!) and also make us feel loved and supported.

Sponsorships help defray printing costs and also contribute to making more fun and meaningful activities for Taipei Cityplaygroup.

Deadline is midnight, Sunday, July 13. EXTENDED a week!

Submissions and interested advertisers email to cyao_at_tig.com.tw.