Basics 101 on Solar Terms, How To Introduce Them To Your Children
In the olden days, farmers used the 24 solar terms to guide what they should plant for the term. Each solar term or “jié qi” lasts about 15 days and refers to a specific position of the sun in the sky.
Fun Fact: "The 24 solar terms begin with the Winter Solstice, not the Start of Spring.
The essence of the 24 solar terms is a time system, and it is still deeply influencing the time system of the Chinese people. From Qingming Festival to the Winter Solstice, the 24 solar terms have influenced and shaped many traditional Chinese cultures and customs.
In addition, the concept of "The Unity of Man and Nature" behind the 24 solar terms helps us better understand the relationship between man and nature. Comply with the law of nature, to achieve harmonious development between man and nature.
How To Introduce Your Children To The 24 Solar Terms?
Perhaps the best way to introduce your child to something new is through FOOD!
Lynn and I, as Chinese mothers, wanted to introduce the 24 Solar Terms to our children in a fun and relaxing way. So we found LEVADAY's 24 Solar Terms Kids Hair Accessories!
In fact, each solar term corresponds to a suitable fruit or vegetable to eat.
LEVADAY’s adorable hand-sewn 24 Solar Terms Kids hair clips and hairbands feature seasonal fruits and vegetables that correspond with the solar term. For each hair clip or hairband, there is a Chinese riddle, asking children to guess what fruit is inside, and telling children why they eat this fruit during this solar term.
As kiasu moms who also love beautiful things, of course we love these hair accessories!