Children bite into watermelon at a kindergarten in Handan in Hebei province as part of a tradition during Liqui, or the Start of Autumn, in this file photo. Photo: Xinhua省邯鄲市邯鄲縣春風兒童學園的小朋友在吃西瓜“啃秋”。 我國二十四節氣中的“立秋”將至,自古以來民間就有立秋吃西瓜、吃秋桃等“啃秋”習俗,表達人們“啃下酷夏,迎接秋爽”的祈願。 新華社發(郝群英 攝)

Overseas study tours for preschoolers: China’s latest parenting trend

Chinese parents are sending young children abroad to the US and other destinations for kindergarten programmes that can last months

Topic |   China education

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Children bite into watermelon at a kindergarten in Handan in Hebei province as part of a tradition during Liqui, or the Start of Autumn, in this file photo. Photo: Xinhua省邯鄲市邯鄲縣春風兒童學園的小朋友在吃西瓜“啃秋”。 我國二十四節氣中的“立秋”將至,自古以來民間就有立秋吃西瓜、吃秋桃等“啃秋”習俗,表達人們“啃下酷夏,迎接秋爽”的祈願。 新華社發(郝群英 攝)
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