Asian Language School

 24 November 2017

5 All Time Favourite Chinese Songs for Kids


Teaching kids to sing songs while learning Chinese is an excellent way to help them learn new vocabularies. The music and the rhythm of the songs will enhance children’s learning process and help them remember new words in an enjoyable learning context. If the songs have catchy tunes accompanied by appealing images, most likely children will want to listen and sing along repeatedly. The act of repetition enforces the new materials that the children are learning and sharpens their language skills. This is especially so if the children are learning Chinese in an English speaking environment. Listening to Chinese songs for kids provides young learners with native speaker inputs that are lacking in their immediate environment. Such inputs are important in boosting children’s foreign language skills.

Below are our picks of all time favourite Chinese children songs:

上学歌

shàng xué gē
Going To School Song

Chinese Children Songs

太阳当空照
tài yáng dāng kōng zhào
The sun is shining

花儿对我笑
huā ér duì wǒ xiào
The flowers are smiling

小鸟说早早早
xiǎo niǎo shuō zǎo zǎo zǎo
The little birds say “Good morning!”

你为什么背上小书包
nǐ wèi shén me bēi shàng xiǎo shū bāo
“Why are you carrying a small schoolbag?”

我去上学校
wǒ qù shàng xué xiào
I’m going to school

天天不迟到
tiān tiān bù chí dào
Never late day after day

爱学习爱劳动
ài xué xi ài láo dòng
Like to study like to work

长大要为人民立功劳
zhǎng dà yào wèi rén mín lì gong láo
When I grow up I shall contribute to society

小燕子

xiǎo yàn zi
Little Swallows

Chinese Children Songs

小燕子,穿花衣
xiǎo yàn zi, chuān huā yī
Little swallows wearing dinner suits

年年春天来这里
nián nián chūn tiān lái zhè lǐ
They come here every spring

我问燕子你为啥来
wǒ wèn yàn zi nǐ wèi shà lái
I asked the swallows, “Why do you come here?”

燕子说:”这里的春天最美丽”
yàn zi shuō:”Zhè lǐ de chūn tiān zuì měi lì”
The swallows said, “Spring here is the most beautiful”

小燕子,告诉你
xiǎo yàn zi, gào sù nǐ
Little swallows, let me tell you

今年这里更美丽
jīn nián zhè lǐ gèng měi lì
It’s more beautiful here this year

我们盖起了大工厂
wǒmen gài qǐle dà gōng chǎng
We have built big factories

装上了新机器
zhuāng shàng le xīn jī qì
Installed new machines

欢迎你 长期住在这里
huān yíng nǐ cháng qí zhù zài zhè lǐ
Welcome you to live here permanently

小小羊儿要回家

xiǎo xiǎo yáng ér yào huí jiā
Little Lambs Must Go Home

Chinese Children Song

红红的太阳下山啦
hóng hóng de tài yáng xià shān la
The red sun is setting

咿呀嘿呀嘿
yī yā hēi ya hēi

成群的羊儿回家啦
chéng qún de yáng ér huí jiā la
A flock of sheep are going home

咿呀嘿呀嘿
yī yā hēi ya hēi

小小羊儿跟着妈
xiǎo xiǎo yáng ér gēn zhe mā
Little lambs are following their mother

有白有黑也有花
yǒu bái yǒu hēi yě yǒu huā
There are white ones black ones and spotted ones

你们可曾吃饱啊
nǐ men kě céng chī bǎo a
Have you ever had enough to eat, hey

天色已暗啦
tiān sè yǐ àn la
The sky has become dark

星星也亮啦
xīng xīng yě liàng la
The stars are shining

小小羊儿跟着妈
xiǎo xiǎo yáng ér gēn zhe mā
Little lambs are following their mother

不要怕不要怕
bú yào pà bú yào pà
Don’t be afraid don’t be afraid

我把灯火点着啦
wǒ bǎ dēng huǒ diǎn zhe la
I have lit the light

萤火虫

yíng huǒ chóng
Fireflies

Chinese Children Songs

萤火虫 萤火虫 慢慢飞
yíng huǒ chóng yíng huǒ chóng màn màn fēi
Fireflies fireflies flying slowly

夏夜里 夏夜里 风轻吹
xià yè lǐ xià yè lǐ fēng qīng chuī
In summer night the wind blows gently

怕黑的孩子安心睡吧
pà hēi de hái zi ān xīn shuì ba
Sleep peacefully children who are afraid of dark

让萤火虫给你一点光
ràng yíng huǒ chóng gěi nǐ yì diǎn guāng
Let the fireflies give you a little light

燃烧小小的身影在夜晚
rán shāo xiǎo xiǎo de shēnyǐng zài yè wǎn
Little figures that are shining at night

为夜路的旅人照亮方向
wèi yè lù de lǚ rén zhào liàng fāng xiàng
Brightening the way for night travelers

短暂的生命 努力的发光
duǎn zàn de shēng mìng nǔ lì de fā guāng
Diligently glowing in their short lives

让黑暗的世界 充满希望
ràng hēi àn de shì jiè chōng mǎn xī wàng
Letting this dark world filled with hope

萤火虫 萤火虫 慢慢飞
yíng huǒ chóng yíng huǒ chóng màn màn fēi
Fireflies fireflies flying slowly

我的心 我的心 还在追
wǒ de xīn wǒ de xīn hái zài zhuī
My heart my heart it’s still chasing

城市的灯光明灭闪耀
chéngshì de dēng guāng míng miè shǎn yào
The city’s lights are on and off

还有谁会记得你燃烧光亮
hái yǒu shéi huì jì dé nǐ rán shāo guāng liàng
Who will remember your burning bright light

摇啊摇

yáo a yáo
Swing, Swing

Chinese Children Songs

摇啊摇 摇啊摇
yáo a yáo yáo a yáo
Swing, swing

船儿摇到外婆桥
chuán ér yáo dào wài pó qiáo
Swing to Grandma’s bridge

外婆好 外婆好
wài pó hǎo wài pó hǎo
Hello Grandma, hello Grandma

 外婆对我嘻嘻笑
wài pó duì wǒ xī xī xiào
Grandma’s smiling at me

摇啊摇 摇啊摇
yáo a yáo yáo a yáo
Swing, swing

 船儿摇到外婆桥
chuán ér yáo dào wài pó qiáo
Swing to Grandma’s bridge

外婆说 好宝宝
wài pó shuō hǎo bǎo bao
Grandma says, “Good baby”

外婆给我一块糕
wài pó gěi wǒ yī kuài gāo
Grandma gives me a piece of cake

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