When my eldest child began to learn Chinese a couple years ago, she was initially resistant until I started to sing Chinese children’s songs. I Can Sing in Mandarin! was one of the first Chinese albums that my daughter enjoyed.
Now, both she and her little brother love to sing and dance to these easy-to-learn Chinese songs!
This post may have some affiliate links. If you click an affiliate link and make a purchase, I earn a small commission which supports my blog and free printables at no additional cost to you. Please see the disclosure policy for details.
Learn Chinese through music
Because you don’t have to worry about tones, kids can sing new words that might be otherwise difficult to pronounce.
You can listen to music anywhere! My children listen to Chinese songs during meals, car rides, and dance parties at home!
My children also have free access to their CD player with CDs organized by type and language.
Learn Chinese words about daily life with I Can Sing in Mandarin!
I highly recommend these Chinese songs for children who are learning how to speak Chinese.
My only complaint is song number 11 “My Favorite Food” which suggests that bread, milk, hamburgers, and cake are healthy. I have talked with my kids about how these are actually not healthy foods, and that many tasty foods are not healthy.
In any case, the melody is catchy, and my kids love to dance to these Chinese children’s songs.
Where to buy the I Can Sing in Mandarin! album
- I Can Count In Mandarin
- Colors Outside My Window
- Little Animals
- One Red Apple
- My Family
- Head, Shoulders, Tummy, Hands
- Let’s Get Dressed for School
- Boats, Cars, & Planes
- Let’s Play!
- I have a Little House
- My Favorite Food
- Smile to the Sun
Tips for learning new words through music from I Can Sing in Mandarin!
As a non-fluent speaker, the lyrics were a bit fast for me to follow.
Therefore, I used the Anytune app to slow down each song so that my children and I could hear each Chinese word carefully.
I Can Sing in Mandarin! Download lyrics here!
I have searched high and low for the lyrics to these songs, but I have not been able to contact the producer of the album.
Kids Learn Mandarin does not seem to have a website, so I have typed the lyrics to each song.
Please review the Terms & Conditions before downloading any materials. © CHALK ACADEMY. Do not share any files without permission from chalkacademy.com. Only this website link may be shared.
Chinese song lyrics for “I Can Sing in Mandarin” can be downloaded from the following links:
Please let me know if have any difficulty downloading the lyrics or if you have any questions or suggestions about the translation!
You can email me at [email protected]
Need more Chinese songs for your children?
- Here are more favorite Chinese songs for kids plus printable lyrics!
- Check out this great Chinese Nursery Rhymes Musical Sound Book!
Recommended articles about how to teach kids Chinese
If you need tips on how to teach your child Chinese, these posts are for you!
- Teach Your Child a Second Language at Home with 5 Key Steps
- How To Get Your Child To Speak the Minority Language
- Raising Multilingual Children as a Non-Fluent Parent
Chinese learning gift guide
If you’re looking for fun and educational presents, explore this post about the best Chinese gifts for kids!
Let’s stay in touch
As always, let me know if you have any questions in the comments. I’ll try my best to answer them!
Follow me on Facebook where I share my latest posts as well as favorite articles about children’s education, Chinese resources, and hands-on activities!
On Instagram, I share activity highlights and how we integrate learning Chinese & Korean (minority languages) in our daily life.
And I’d love to chat more with you about favorite books at @chalkacademybooks!