One of the easiest ways to teach your student Mandarin is by having them learn Chinese songs for kids. Not only are Chinese songs for kids a quick and easy way to learn, there’s also an endless number of free videos that can help teach these songs to kids. To get you started, we’ve hand-picked five of the easiest Chinese songs for kids (videos all have simplified Chinese characters):
1. 两只老虎 (Two Tigers)
Set to the familiar tune of “Frere Jacques,” this song is a classic. Though there are many variations, the song is quite funny, so this cute video is quite fitting.
2. 祝你生日快乐 (Happy Birthday)
A song your kid may already be familiar with, this song is basically the Chinese version of the “Happy Birthday Song.” Again, there are some variations of this song, but here’s a good video:
Lyrics: 祝你生日快乐 祝你生日快乐 祝你幸福 祝你健康 祝你前途光明 祝你生日快乐 祝你生日快乐 祝你幸福 祝你健康 有个温暖家庭
3. 小星星 (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)
Set to another familiar tune — this time “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” — this song is basically the equivalent to its English counterpart:
4. 铃儿响叮当 (Jingle Bells)
This video has the first verse of the Chinese equivalent to Jingle Bells (full lyrics can be found here):
5. 新年好 (Happy New Year)
For some reason, this Happy New Year song is set to the melody of “Oh My Darling,” but it’s another simple song that can be learned quickly:
That’s all for now, but don’t worry! There are an endless number of Chinese songs for kids out there on the internet — it’s just a matter of finding good ones, so we’ll be sure to keep finding them for you and posting more in the future!