Chinese Songs for Kids: 12 Popular Songs You Should Know

Every child in this world has their own favorite nursery song. One of the uniqueness of Chinese songs for kids is its simple lyrics and rhythm, because of this, most children who raise up still be able to remember it perfectly.

Chinese Songs for Kids: 12 Popular Songs You Should Know

To know some Chinese children’s song is important for the adult, whether you are the parents or brother, sister of the kids. Spending a time with the kids and singing the catchy children song is indeed a great thing to do. It will help you bond with your kids.

Besides that, listening Chinese songs for kids will be a great way too if you are want to learn Chinese better. There are some basic and easy vocabulary to remember. Almost all of the children songs are short and have repetitive lyrics so it will help you to memorize the vocabulary better.

Check out our list of popular Chinese song for kids below:

No. Song Title
1 Xiao Xing Xing 小星星
2 Chou Xiao Ya 丑小鸭
3 Shu Ya Zi 数鸭子
4 Gong Xi Gong Xi 恭喜恭喜
5 Liang Zhi Lao Hu 兩隻老虎
6 Xiao Ke Dou Zhao Ma Ma 小蝌蚪找媽媽
7 Hua, Hua, Hua Xiao Chuan 劃,劃, 劃小船
8 Shang Xue Ge 上学歌
9 Tou He Jian Bang 頭和肩膀
10 Chun Tian Zai Na Li 春天在哪裡
11 Zhu Ni Sheng Ri Kuai Le 祝你生日快樂
12 Ba Luo Bo 拔蘿蔔 

12 most popular Chinese songs for kids

Xiao Xing Xing 小星星 (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Xiao Xing Xing is basically the Chinese version of popular nursery song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. There are some vocabularies that you can learn from this song, such as: Xiao Xing Xing / Little Stars, Yan Jing / Eyes, Tian Kong / Sky. There is not much I can write about this song because I’m sure all of you already familiar with this song.

Chou Xiao Ya 丑小鸭 (Ugly Little Duckling)

Another Chinese kids song which really popular. It’s called Chou Xiao Ya (Ugly Little Duckling). For me, the mimicking sound of the duckling is the best part of this song. No doubt the children really love to sing this song. Do you know this song before?

Shu Ya Zi 数鸭子 (Counting Ducks)

Another ducks song, Oops, I mean another Mandarin children song. This song is called Shu Ya Zi or can be translated as Counting Ducks. It’s a really good song for the kids to learn the numbers vocabulary and pronunciation in Chinese.

Gong Xi Gong Xi 恭喜恭喜 (Congratulations)

Gong Xi Fa Cai! It’s a very popular Chinese new year song. It’s like a must-have dish when the Chinese people celebrate the Chinese new year. Every home, malls, advertising, etc will play this song. The kids’ version of this song is awesome, too.

Liang Zhi Lao Hu 兩隻老虎 (Two Tigers)

Two Tigers is a fun song that tells us the story of the two tigers who very weird. Because the one tiger has no ears, while the other has no tail. This song adopts the rhythm of the popular France nursery song, Frère Jacques.

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Xiao Ke Dou Zhao Ma Ma 小蝌蚪找媽媽 (Little Tadpoles Look for Their Mom)

This is the song of popular classic Chinese animation that aired in before the 60s. Even the animation was done, but the song is still popular until now. This song tells us about the little tadpoles who searching their mother. It’s really a good and catchy song.

Hua, Hua, Hua Xiao Chuan 劃,劃, 劃小船 (Row, row, row the boat)

Row, row, row the boat is another song on our list. It’s adapted from the English nursery song “Row,row,row your boat”. It’s an “action” nursery song, so the kids can do a funny movement while singing this song. It’s a really great way to help the kids learning Mandarin.

Shang Xue Ge 上学歌 (Going to School Song)

It tells us the beautiful view when the kids are heading to the school, the clear sky, the smiling flowers. This cheerful song will make the kids always happy to go to school. If you are a Chinese learner, it is one of the good songs to try.

Tou He Jian Bang 頭和肩膀 (Head, Shoulders, Knees)

It is one of the best Chinese kid’s songs that can help the children or the Chinese learner to know about the body part in Chinese. You will find the name of the body part in Chinese, just like: head, eyes, ears, etc.

Chun Tian Zai Na Li 春天在哪裡 (Where is Summer)

This cheerful song’s title in English is Where is the Spring. It tells us how the scenery of the spring. It will be great for the kids to learn some spring-related vocabulary just like: lush green forest, blue lake water, etc.

Zhu Ni Sheng Ri Kuai Le 祝你生日快樂 (Happy Birthday to You)

It is the Chinese version of the popular classic song for the kids around the world, Happy Birthday to You.

Ba Luo Bo 拔蘿蔔 (Pull The Turnip)

Pull The Turnip is the last song on our list. It’s a really fun and catchy song. The song contains a lot of repetition lyrics so it will be great to help you or your kids learn Chinese in a fun way. Try to listen to it and tell us how do you think?

So that is our list of 12 Chinese songs for kids that so popular.

In your opinion, which one is the best Chinese kids song?

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