We love stories and songs about bottoms 🙂 So we will read 谁的屁股? (shéi de pìgu) ‘Whose Bottom?’ this week, Wednesday 10am in our Mandarin Song and Story Time. For more posts on bottoms check out our wiping bottoms page, who did the poo page, tones and poo page, and poos and water page!
Lucas has also been busy this week playing with iMotion, and has made a little video to go to our 开门关门 song. We have been singing this song for years in our story time, I wrote it when my kids were little and used to enjoy ‘Open Shut Them’ at regular library story time, and I wanted to try and write a similar action song in Mandarin to the same tune. So here it is to enjoy at home 🙂 Well done Lucas 🙂 The words to the song are underneath the video.
Kāimén guānmén Kāimén guānmén, Pāi Pāi Pāi Pāi shǒu
Kāimén guānmén Kāimén guānmén, mōmō jiǎozhǐtou
Zhànqǐlái zuòxià Zhànqǐlái zuòxià, Pāi Pāi Pāi Pāi shǒu
Zhànqǐlái zuòxià Zhànqǐlái zuòxià, mōmō nǐde tóu
English translation is : Open the door, shut the door, open the door, shut the door, give a little clap, Open the door, shut the door, open the door, shut the door, touch your toes, stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down, give a little clap, stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down, touch your head. Children put hands in prayer position and open and shut them to imitate a door opening and shutting for the first verse. Children respond immediately as they know the tune so well.
We often, as with other songs, choose to sing this one 快 kuài /fast or 慢 màn /slow. Kids love doing movement songs in speed and skow motion, and the slow version allows them to listen to and sing the song with very clear drawn out syllables.
See you Wednesday 🙂