When my daughter first began to learn Chinese as a toddler, these 3 Chinese music CD board books 儿歌 (Érgē) piqued her interest in speaking our minority language.
The adorable Chinese music books each have unique Chinese nursery rhymes that we have never heard before. They are catchy and attractive for young children and beginner Chinese learners.
I’ll show you what the Chinese music CD books include and share how the music sounds at the end of the post!
About the 儿歌 Chinese music CD books
- Publisher: 明天出版社
- Level: Babies, toddlers, beginner Chinese learners
- Where to buy:
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
Review of 儿歌 Chinese music CD nursery rhyme books
Each book contains 8 Chinese nursery rhymes with a music CD. Each CD has 16 tracks: Chinese nursery rhyme is followed by a track with only the background music.
The vocabulary is relevant to everyday conversation. Examples include animal actions (dog and cat chasing and running around) and daily self-care habits (teeth brushing, going to bed).
Good news: these Chinese music books are available in both simplified and traditional Chinese! You’ll see in the photos below that the text is playful, generally with 1-3 lines of Chinese characters appearing as short waves on each page.
Illustrations are adorable with a mix of children and animals.
Listening to Chinese nursery rhymes independently
Although I previously phased out all music CDs in favorite of digital MP3 files, I now am a fan of “old-fashioned” CDs for my young children!
I love that they can use CD players independently to choose which songs they want to sing and dance along to!
By giving my children the autonomy to choose music, they are more likely to enjoy learning, even though Chinese is a minority language in our community.
儿歌 Chinese music CD book titles
- Cows Coming 牛来了：传统儿歌 / 牛來了：傳統兒歌
- Good morning, Good Night 早安晚安: 自理兒歌 / 早安晚安：自理兒歌
- Little Raindrop 小雨滴: 律动儿歌 / 小雨滴：律動兒歌
儿歌 Chinese nursery rhymes with CDs: pictures and videos of the inside
1. Cows Coming 牛来了：传统儿歌 / 牛來了：傳統兒歌
2. Good morning, Good Night 早安晚安: 自理儿歌 / 早安晚安：自理兒歌
3. Little Raindrop 小雨滴: 律动儿歌 / 小雨滴：律動兒歌
Sample audio recording from the Chinese Music CD book
Here is the 刷刷牙 song from the 早安晚安 儿歌 book.
What are your child’s favorite Chinese songs?
Do your children enjoy these Chinese nursery rhyme CD books?
What are their other favorite Chinese songs?
Please share in the comments below!
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