3 Tiger-related Chinese rhymes that I've been learning with my kids 👦🏻 8yo 👦🏻6yo 👧🏻 2yo
I recently learnt about the different types of Chinese rhymes,
like 儿歌， 绕口令，童谣
and hope to introduce more of these
to easily elevate our home environment
for spoken language!
⭐ 儿歌 ér gē Nursery Rhyme
(usually with a tune)
Liǎng zhī lǎohǔ, liǎng zhī lǎohǔ
pǎo dé kuài, pǎo dé kuài,
yī zhǐ méiyǒu yǎnjīng, yī zhǐ méiyǒu wěibā,
zhēn qíguài, zhēn qíguài.
⭐ 童谣 tóng yáo Nursery Rhyme
Yīèrsānsìwǔ, shàngshān dǎ lǎohǔ.
Lǎohǔ méi dǎ dào, dǎ dào xiǎo sōngshǔ.
Sōngshǔ yǒu jǐ zhī? Ràng wǒ shǔ yī shǔ.
Shǔ lái yòu shǔ qù, yī'èrsānsìwǔ.
⭐ 绕口令 rào kǒu lìng Tongue Twister
(with lots of alliteration or rhyming words)
Yīmiàn xiǎo huāgǔ,
gǔ shàng huà lǎohǔ.
Bǎobao qiāo pò gǔ,
māmā ná bù bǔ.
Bùzhī shì bù bǔ gǔ,
háishì bù bǔ hǔ?
💪💪 MST PRO-TIPS for teaching your child rhymes:
#1 Try to find those that are related to something they like
or something relatable.
#2 Start by reciting together if child wants to,
then let child complete the end of each phrase
in a back-and-forth manner.
#3 Do it while walking from place to place,
while waiting for something,
while feeling bored. Lots of eye contact and smiles!
This is a great bonding activity!
#4 Expand learning through
looking at real items, real-life photos or documentaries of things mentioned in the rhymes.
#5 Whenever you see something that reminds you of the rhyme, help your child make the connection, and recite it!
Try these rhymes and tips and let us know how it goes! ❤️
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