We will read all about family over next few weeks. We might start with this one for our next story time 袋鼠也有妈妈吗? (dài shǔ yě yǒu mā ma ma?) ‘Does a Kangaroo have a mother too? ‘ by Eric Carle. Some vocab from the book is at the bottom of this blog post.
Here is a video Aurora made for our ‘I love my family song’ that we sometimes sing in class. We have included this song for many years in our story times, the kids learned it when they were little from the ‘Better Chinese: My first Chinese Words’ series. Hope you like Aurora’s production of it:
Here are the words to the song:
wǒ ài wǒ de bà ba
我 爱 我 的 爸 爸
wǒ ài wǒ de mā ma
我 爱 我 的 妈 妈
wǒ ài wǒ de gē ge
我 爱 我 的 哥 哥
wǒ ài wǒ de jiě jie
我 爱 我 的 姐 姐
wǒ ài wǒ de jiā
我 爱 我 的 家
I love my Dad, I love my Mum, I love my older brother, I love my older sister, I love my family.
The second time around the words 哥哥 (gē ge) big brother’ 姐姐 (jiě jie) big sister’ are replaced with 弟弟 (dì di) little brother’ and 妹妹 (mèi mei) little sister’.
Here is a little bit of the Kangaroo book for reference of vocab:
dàishǔ yě yǒu māma ma? yǒu！ dàishǔ yǒu māma
jiù xiàng wǒ yǒu nǐ yě yǒu.
Literal translation: Does a kangaroo also have a mother? Yes (has), a kangaroo has a mother, just like I have and you have too.
This is the same each page, just replace kangaroo (red highlighted) with following animals:
狮子 shīzi lion 长颈鹿 chángjǐnglù giraffe 企鹅 qǐ’é penguin 天鹅 tiān’é swan 狐狸 húli fox 海豚 hǎitún dolphin 绵羊 miányáng sheep 熊 xióng bear 大象 dàxiàng elephant 猴子 hóuzi monkey