Day 7: Fun with *Chinese* at Home

Beginning Song: Pulling the Radish

This is a very popular Chinese children’s song about a particularly stubborn radish (luóbo) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcvMtXc8UYA

(2:30, gets started 30 seconds in)

There is no pinyin in the video, so here it is below:

Bá luóbo, bá luóbo, āiyō āiyō, bá luóbo, āiyō āiyō, bá bù dòng, lǎo tàitài kuài kuài lái, kuài lái bāng wǒmen bá luóbo, bá luóbo, bá luóbo, āiyō āiyō, bá luóbo, āiyō āiyō, bá bù dòng, xiǎo gūniáng kuài kuài lái, kuài lái bāng wǒmen bá luóbo, bá luóbo, bá luóbo, āiyō āiyō, bá luóbo, āiyō āiyō, bá bù dòng, xiǎo huáng gǒu kuài kuài lái, kuài lái bāng wǒmen bá luóbo, bá luóbo, bá luóbo, āiyō āiyō, bá luóbo, āiyō āiyō, bá bù dòng, xiǎohuā māo kuài kuài lái, kuài lái bāng wǒmen bá luóbo.

Story time: Two Crocodile Stories in Chinese

This cute story is about a crocodile who goes to the dentist, there is lots of repetition and and English translation(5 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSm-0wBui_w

For students who are ready for a more challenging story, this is a folktale about a monkey and a crocodile (8 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du7HBjmlx-Y

Activity: Writing numbers in Chinese

This free printable shows kids how to write the numbers 1-5 in Chinese, a good mid-week review.

https://lotuschineselearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Chinese-writing-numbers-1-10.pdf