When my eldest child began to learn Chinese a couple years ago, she was initially resistant until I found catchy Chinese children’s music for her. 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!
Learn Chinese through music
Songs are especially important when teaching young children minority languages. Music has the power to lift a person’s mood and help with remembering new words.
Because you don’t have to worry about tones, kids can sing new words that might be otherwise difficult to pronounce.
It’s also portable – you can listen to music anywhere! My children listen to Chinese songs during meals, car rides, and dance parties at home!
Learn Chinese words about daily life with I Can Sing in Mandarin!
The songs in the I Can Sing in Mandarin! album teach common everyday Chinese words related to counting, colors, animals, clothes, food, family, body parts, and vehicles.
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 are 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 read the Terms & Conditions before downloading any materials.
Chinese song lyrics can be downloaded from the following links:
- I Can Sing in Mandarin – Simplified Chinese Lyrics
- I Can Sing in Mandarin – Traditional Chinese Lyrics
Please let me know if have any difficulty downloading the lyrics or if you have any questions about the translation! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need more Chinese songs for your children?
- Here are 100+ Chinese Songs for Kids – Children’s Music in Mandarin Chinese!
- Check out this great Chinese Nursery Rhymes Musical Sound Book!
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- Raising Multilingual Children as a Non-Fluent Parent
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- 6 Fun Ways to Assess Reading Comprehension With Kids!
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