Every pre-school, primary, middle, high, senior school and university student in China takes part in a daily morning exercise ritual! Here is a video of a typical morning exercise routine. Search for some more on You Tube – just type in ‘China morning exercise’.
So we are doing our exercises in Mandarin class too. We sometimes do them to this morning exercise song, and sometimes to Groovi Pauli’s get up and move song. Both songs have so many very useful sentence patterns and grammatical concepts that are often really hard for the older Mandarin student to grasp…they’ll be second nature to our little ones!