Great start becoming a Hot New Release, hopefully we can make our first book in the Tips and Tricks series a best seller like our other books Kid Entrepreneur and Kid Food Explorer. Thank you to those who have supported each of the books!
We explore the relationship between food, family, heritage and culture. Here's Lucy topping salami on pizza with her Nonna (grandmother in Italian).
Parents and grandparents play a vital role into what we eat, how we eat it and when we eat the foods we eat. It is often the case that we love the foods from our family's cultural backgrounds. In some cultures, getting kids involved with preparing and cooking foods is common and helps to build bonds and relationships between generations.
We would love to hear your stories of how food has made you closer to your family. Please leave your stories in the comments section below.
Kids can easily make their own fun and healthier popsicles or ice blocks. There's a whole world of food and food culture to explore, start them earlier with this book as inspiration.
One of those countries was France, where there is a big food culture and the cooking skills are of a very high standard. There I got to eat and experience so many French dishes. Even the pizza I thought it was much better than in my home country, Australia.
Another country I have visited is Singapore, where the variety of dishes was amazing and extremely delicious. There were just too many to name.
Additionally I have completed a course in food studies. In this course, I learnt about how to properly set a table for formal events, how I should welcome and wait on dining guest, as well as how to layout recipes. No food course would be without cooking where I learnt to become a better cook.
I loved giving it a go and learning about it. I encourage all kids to explore all about food as it is such a wonderful thing to enjoy.
Here's a picture of me with some chicken fried rice. Thanks so much for reading and let me know your favourite food experiences.
Thank you to our French readers for making Kid Entrepreneur your #2 English book in the Children's Money book subcategory. We are also very appreciate that your language gave us the wonderful word "entrepreneur".
We are proud to announce a wonderful achievement, that Kid Food Explorer became a Best Seller in the subcategory of Children's Cooking Books. Congratulations to the hhyct team! Please click here to get your copy!
Get it exclusively here. Prices starting from US$10. This picture is from our newest book, Kid Food Explorer.
Launching our new picture book inspiring children to be curious and learn different ways to prepare, cook, eat and share foods from different cultures. Book ready for pre-order now.
Kid Food Explorer is the story of your old mates and new friend, Suzie preparing, assembling, cooking, eating and sharing food experiences from the different cultural backgrounds of each person.
Kid Food Explorer provides food-loving parents with an extra tool to inspire young children by sowing the seeds early within a fun but meaningful picture book. The book covers examples like freezing popsicles, topping pizza, chopping ingredients, filling dumplings, blending smoothies, assembling salads and many more.
This book story tells through character engagement and humour but ultimately provides ideas, inspiration, as well as fundamental culinary knowledge and cultural insights.
Tips and tricks to write a marketing flyer for your small business. From our new book Tips and Tricks to Become a Kid Entrepreneur.
Shout out to all the kid photographers! Which do you prefer and why? Pictures taken from our new practical guide book Tips and Tricks to Become a Kid Entrepreneur.
Please let us know in the comment section below or visit our social media pages using the links popups on the right, if you are on your desktop or at the bottom if you are using a mobile device, to share your thoughts.
Launching our new book called Tips and Tricks to Become a Kid Entrepreneur. It's a simple and practical guide for kids to succeed at starting their own small business. We hope you and your children enjoy it. If you do like it please let us know as it will help us to understand how fast the Tips and Tricks range will continue to grow over time. We hope that this book provides the next level of development for your kids to chase their interest.
You can purchase it by clicking on the picture below.
We are launching a new brand within the Here's How You Can Too! series called Tips and Tricks. It will provide practical guidance and tools for kids to succeed at each of the practical life skill that our picture books introduce. Here's a sneak peak.
We are honoured and excited to have readers from non-English native countries having sold books in France, Germany and China. Thank you for your support in helping to establish Here's How You Can Too! as the 'how to' destination for kids and parents who want their kids to learn practical life skills!
Another clue from our upcoming book. What's your favourite part of this fruit, the juice, the flesh or in its milk or cream form? One of our team member's son is crazy about drinking the coconut water straight out of the coconut.
Written by: Amanda Yates - Author
“Who are you dressed as Lucy?” Leo’s mum asked while sitting at the dinner table the night of World Book Day. Lucy and Leo’s family eat dinner together once a week. Tonight, both kids are dressed as a character from their favourite book, after having been in character parades at school.
“I am dressed as Georgie from The Dog Who Saved the World”, Lucy answered, “she is an eleven-year-old, who along with her dog, Mr Mash, save the world using virtual reality and 3D goggles”. Under Lucy’s arm is a soft toy Dachshund with a handmade collar that has his name written on it. On her forehead Lucy has thick black goggles which are her pretend 3D goggles. “And Leo, who are you dressed as?” Asks Lucy’s mum.
“Can’t you guess?” Leo asks. “I’m Alvin Ho. We’re similar but we’re not. He’s Asian like me, but he is scared of everything! I’m not like that, I’m brave”. Leo has on white shoes with jeans and a yellow jacket, with Alvin’s signature yellow bucket hat on his head. “Did either of you win the dress up competitions in your classes?” Lucy’s mum wants to know.
“No” they both answered passionately. “Winning was not the point of the day mum!” Lucy says. “Our school raised almost five hundred dollars today and we are going to use the money to buy books for kids that can’t afford them. Everyone deserves to have books to read, how else could they find characters that they want to be like”,
“I think Alvin is so funny, even though he is scared of everything” says Leo. “Sounds like you have all learnt a wonderful lesson and raised money for a good cause” Leo’s mum says.
World Book Day or International Book Day is celebrated on the 23rd of April each year. Depending on what country you are in it is celebrated differently. In Catalonia, in Spain, they give each other gifts of books and in the United Kingdom they raise money for charities. However, the thing that every country has in common is an opportunity to share a love of reading and the amazing characters that authors create by giving and raising money, just like the kid’s school has done.
How did you celebrate World Book Day? Comment below and don’t forget to share some pictures if you dressed up like Lucy and Leo did!
Ross Welford – The Dog Who Saved the World
Lenore Look and LeUyen Pham – Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions
Our best seller, Kid Entrepreneur celebrates its 1st birthday today. We'd like to offer you an opportunity to download our eBook for FREE over the next 5 days to celebrate. Click on the link below or search for us on your local Amazon website. www.amazon.com/dp/B07DPRBPFT
Our Friends are Having their Very Own Easter Egg Hunt. They’re all pitching in, to prepare for the activity. Let’s see how they do it, so that you know all the steps, and can have your own Easter Egg Hunt too!
The very first step for preparing for the Hunt, is to decorate the eggs. Pedro and Alice are making unique designs. Here’s how you can too! Use hard boiled chicken eggs, with the shell on. You can use as many as you like, but try to make sure there is enough for a few per person. You can use markers to draw your own design on the shell. Or, you can make the eggs sparkly, by dipping them in glue, and then dipping them in glitter.
Step two is to find containers, for everyone to use for the eggs they find. Look around for old and used containers, boxes or baskets, that can fit eggs inside, and will be easy to carry. You can also add decorations to the outside, to make them festive.
The third step is to hide the eggs! Remember to keep track of how many eggs you hide, so that you will know when they have all been collected. Try to look for places where the eggs are well hidden, and make sure you keep them in a safe area.
Now it’s time to start the hunt! Everyone is ready at the starting line, with their baskets. On your marks, get set, go!
Once all the eggs have been collected and the Hunt is over, it’s time to count your eggs.
The very last step, is to award the grand prize to the winner. Thanks for joining us, and we hope you have fun doing your very own Easter Egg Hunts. We wish you a happy Easter from Everyone at Here’s How You Can Too!
Written by Leanna Mills - Blog Contributor
I have a disability called Parkinson’s disease and primary dystonia. When I was very young, I was told by the doctor that I shouldn’t be here.
I receive deep brain stimulation (DBS) via a rechargeable battery inside me that keeps me alive. I use a wheelchair to move around but often still need help. I communicate by body language and by slowly typing on my iPad. Here’s a picture of me below.
I’ve decided that I’m not going to sit around doing nothing. I am going to conquer my disability and live the best life I can by taking on and completing studies, including my High School Certificate (HSC) and a course in Information Technology at TAFE, as well as constantly learning and participating in new things.
Similar to the examples in the Here’s How You Can Too! Kid Entrepreneur and DIY Handykid books, I have set up an office in my bedroom with a big printer that I use to print newsletters. In addition, I also provide a service to fix technology goods, these include computers, phones, iPads and iPods. I reset and troubleshoot these items for a small fee. I post items for sale as well as advertise my technology repair service on Facebook and other sites/apps.
I would encourage all children including those with disabilities and special needs that they can be handy and/or run their own small business to provide some income and purpose. I believe it is important to let go and enjoy life, remembering you can do whatever you want to do if you set your mind to it. Being at home can be boring but there are lots of things you can still achieve. Don’t let your disability control your mind and allow your inner peace to help guide you through those bad days. Getting out with my family and friends and creating a positive environment allows me to have great days.
AFTERWORD – How I came to meet Leanna
Written by Daniel Seow – Founder
I was privileged to first meet Leanna after she applied for a job which I was advertising for. We met at a hospital in Sydney where she just had one of the many procedures in her life. Her mother told me she said these ones were more painful than either of the two brain surgeries she has undergone previously.
While she unfortunately did not suit the same city location requirement of the job, I was so impressed by her drive and positive attitude. I had to find a way to get her involved but in a way which could be done 100% remotely. This led to us discussing whether she would become a remunerated Blog Contributor for Here’s How You Can Too! (Hhyct)
At Hhyct, our culture is to be inclusive and socially minded. Our most recent book DIY Handykid introduced a new character, Pedro, who uses a wheelchair, while our upcoming book will introduce another new character, Suzie, who has a form of mental disability. Leanna reaching out to us really resonated with what Hhyct represents and we’re so proud that she accepted the offer to join the team as a Blog Contributor and Brand Ambassador, especially for those kids who love Pedro and Suzie.
Clue from our upcoming book. Not only are these utensils used for eating in many parts of Asia but also for cooking, as well as preparing and serving food.
Reply with a pic of yourself using a pair of these.
Another clue from our upcoming how to book for kids. What yummy things do you create with this kitchen appliance?
One great idea is to make your own special ice cream flavours by blending plain vanilla ice cream with different nuts and/or fruits and then refreezing it.
What's your favourite flavour would you like us to try making?
Written by Phuong Nguyen - Blog Contributor
We celebrated the month of March with a few important events to us. Two of which are particularly close to our hearts - International Women’s Day and Harmony Day.
The Here’s How You Can Too! children represent different cultures across 6 continents - Mei, Leo, Asmita are all from different Asian background; Kemba comes from Africa; Lucy has a mixed European heritage and Pedro can trace his roots back to South America. Harmony Day falls on 21st March in Australia and is all about celebrating cultural diversity and sharing experiences so we can live together peacefully. Schools, community groups and organisations across Australia host Harmony Day events, such as Taste of Harmony, with samples of food from different cultures.
International Women’s Day celebrates the wonderful achievements of women across all areas of work and life. It helps to raise awareness of gender balance and equality. Here at Here’s How You Can Too! we are proud to have 4 out of 6 members who are female including Elayna – our Educator, Iliana – our Graphic Designer, Sarah – our Animator and Amanda – our Author. They are talented, creative and passionate women who are positive role models for our young girls and women readers out there.
We would love to know what you or your community does to celebrate women and cultural diversity, so feel free to drop us a comment below.
For more information on the above events, visit:
Another clue from our upcoming book.
Do you like yours white, wholemeal, multigrain, rye, sourdough, gluten free or another type?
One of our team member loves multigrain, having seeds pop between his teeth along with the soft and fluffy white bread.
We are seeking a marketer to assist with both our paid and free marketing campaigns. This includes pay per click/impression on Amazon, Google and social media sites. We seek a marketer who can recommendation and provide reason to use different online channels.
This person may be in the process of completing relevant studies and/or has a natural marketing and brand development flair, as well as solid commercial acumen.
We believe this could be a great opportunity for the successful individual to find flexible and part-time work while building up relevant experience for their resume. They would ride on the investment of the brand with the support of a small team environment with both business and creative backgrounds. We are wholeheartedly friendly, enthusiastic and love collaborating. We hope this is you and you would be keen to join the Here's How You Can Too! team.
If you are interested please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, visit our team and opportunities pages.
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