First 5 Years

Rhymes and Stories in Chinese and English

Asian Girl Smiling This is the year of the dragon! Share these rhymes and stories in Chinese and English all year 'round.

 

 

Babies

Book Jacket: 宝宝表情集/ My Face Book
宝宝表情集/ My Face Book
by Starbright Books
ISBN: 9781595722898
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Rhyme: 张奶奶, 李奶奶/“Mrs. Zhang, Mrs. Lee”
(Gently bounce baby on the lap)
 
张奶奶, 李奶奶 Mrs. Zhang, Mrs. Lee,
我家有个小婴孩 Mama has a small baby 
站得稳坐不歪 Stands up firm, sits up straight,
爱吃饽饽不吃奶 Won't eat milk, but lives on cake.

Toddlers

Book Jacket: 曼迪和潘迪去中国旅行/Mandy and Pandy Visit China
曼迪和潘迪去中国旅行/Mandy and Pandy Visit China
by Chris Lin; illustrated by Ingrid Villalta
ISBN: 9780980015621
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Rhyme: 蝴蝶飞/Butterfly

蝴蝶飞     
Away goes the butterfly     (Flap arms)
我不追     
To catch it I will never try;   (Wave hands)
蝴蝶落     
The butterfly's about to alight,  (Put hands on lap)
我不要           
I would not have it if I might. (Wave hands) 

 

Preschoolers  

Book Jacket: My Little Book of Chinese Words
My Little Book of Chinese Words
by Catherine Louis; calligraphy by Shi Bo
ISBN: 9781934618066
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Rhyme盆和瓶/Pan and Bottle

 桌上有个盆                           
      A pan on the table,
盆里有个瓶                               
      There's a bottle in the pan: 
砰砰砰                                   
      Bang, bang, bang. 
是盆碰瓶                                
      Is it the bottle hitting the pan
还是瓶碰盆                           
      Or the pan hitting the bottle?