The other day the girl came home and said “Mommy, I want to sing a song to you.” Then she started to sing a Chinese song, something about going to the toilet and keeping the toilet clean. It was a song I had never heard before.
Thats one of the “cons” of sending your kid to a Chinese school when you did not attend one. You can’t relate to or identify with any of the songs or rhymes they learn in school. The sound quite alien to me. None of them sound familiar. I could not sing along with her or chant the rhymes along with her. They did not bring back any childhood memories to me.
I think I may have to start learning some new Chinese Children’s Songs and Rhymes. I have quite a few at home. I bought them so that the children could learn to learn Chinese from Singing. They come in little books with audio CDs. The books has lyrics to the songs.
I must remember to put them on for the kids to listen to and learn some of them myself!
In the meantime, I think I will go to YouTube for Children’s Chinese Songs. At least this one below sounds a bit familiar and it even has Pinyin as well as English Translation. Yup. That is exactly what I need.