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Asian Geographic JUNIOR

Asian Geographic JUNIOR Issue 1 - 2015

In ASIAN Geographic Junior's "Living Legends" we take you on a journey of exploration through Asia's incredible cultural legacies; from ancient lost civilisations that mysteriously disappeared to ground-breaking inventions that have shaped the world as we know it today. Find out how to become a black-belt master of Kung Fu, let your mind soar with dragons, or discover the Asian monks that have gained real-life superpowers. With a mix of fantastic stories, activities and of course, never ending fun - we're about to explore Asia's exciting and enduring heritage in a way that's never been done before.

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3 min.
ideas and inventions

Find out more about ancient and current scientists from Asia and from around the world and learn how they have changed our lives! ASIA Ibn Sind (980-1037) Born near Bukhara (present-day Uzbekistan), Ibn Sind is particularly noted for his contributions in philosophy and medicine. He wrote hundreds of texts, including al-Qdnrin fi aI-Tibb (The Canon of Medicine)a book that became a standard medical text book at European universities till about 1650. Shen Kuo (1031–1095) Shen Kuo was a prominent scientist of the Northern Song Dynasty. In his famous scientific work Meng Xi Bi Tan (Dream Pool Essays), he wrote about human anatomy, fossils and the animals and plants he had seen when travelling. He was the first to discover that the compass does not point directly north, but to the magnetic north pole. He also…

1 min.
ace that face!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 1. Cornstarch 2. Face lotion 3. 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil 4. Non-toxic washable paint or natural food colouring (you can get these at craft stores or supermarkets) 5. Small containers 6. Small bowl 7. Face sponges GETTING STARTED 1. Mix equal amounts of cornstarch and face lotion in the bowl. Stir in the vegetable oil for extra smoothness. 2. Put one tablespoon of this mixture into a small container. Add a pea-sized amount of the washable paint or a few drops of natural food colouring to the container and mix evenly. 3. Continue creating different colours in different containers until you have a set of face paint. 4. Think of a design or pattern and start painting! Use the sponges to apply the paint to your face. Remember to avoid the skin around your eyes and mouth. PLAY SAFE! Ask your…

2 min.
reading facial cues

What are social cues? Social cues are the signals we communicate to one another non-verbally. While adults usually have no trouble picking up on how a change in expression could mean a sarcastic comment, for example, young children might sometimes have problems identifying social cues, taking instead the literal meaning of the words spoken. This can lead to their misunderstanding people and situations. There are, however, exercises you can conduct with your child to improve his or her skills in reading social cues. Types of social cues There are different categories of social cues, including facial expressions, body language and personal space as well as the tone or pitch of the voice. Each of these signals add meaning to messages that are communicated verbally. For example, think of how the sentence “Please answer…

4 min.
painted faces

TRADITIONAL MASKS FROM AROUND ASIA Have you ever painted or created a mask at art class? If you have, you’ll know that masks are a lot of fun to make and wear! Across various cultures in Asia, masks are more than just fun – they have traditionally been used as symbolic objects. A common part of dance, theatre and rituals, masks have played a central role in storytelling and the passing down of culture. China » Earliest masks from 3500 BC were used for religious healing » Today, masks are used for religious ceremonies, weddings, funerals and for cultural events » Chinese New Year masks are painted with Chinese symbolic designs and vivid colours, especially red, the colour of prosperity » Opera masks are painted directly on the faces of the opera performers. Different colours depict the…

1 min.

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” Victor Hugo “The most beautiful face is always the face of the peaceful mind!” Mehmet Murat ildan “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” Helen Keller “I don’t cover my face because I want to show my identity.” Malala Yousafzai “For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.” Dejan Stojanovic “Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.” Mar tin Buxbaum…

1 min.
work your face!

Just like our bodies need regular exercise to stay healthy and fit, the muscles in our face also need to be worked out. Exercise techniques for the face have several benefits for kids. These include improved skin tone, fewer headaches, relaxation for the eyes, better blood circulation and a healthy glow on your face! Learn these three simple and quick face techniques that you can practise everyday at home. Remember to be gentle as facial muscles are small and the skin around your eyes is thin. With patience, you will soon find your face feeling refreshed! For the Eyes 1. Place your index fingers at the edge of your eyebrows. 2. Tap your fingers gently under the arc of your eyebrows, towards your nose. Continue tapping under the eyes. 3. Repeat in the opposite direction. 4.…