Disclaimer: I was sent a free copy of the CD in exchange for a review. All opinions and wording are my own, except for the bit on the campaign at the end of this post.
Living in China and having a child going to an all Chinese kindergarten I always wanted to learn some Chinese children’s songs. Even back when I was teaching English in kindergartens I learned some simply rhymes and chants and translated them into English to encourage children to speak English more and to make it more fun and interesting for them.
When A Little Mandarin‘s team approached me to do the review of their CD, I was very excited – it is a great chance to learn more about Chinese children’s songs!
I must say we all loved the songs. You see, Tony Wang, the creator of A Little Mandarin CD, took well-known Chinese nursery rhymes and songs, added some fantastic beat to them and sang them herself with her clear and pleasant voice.
I would absolutely recommend this CD to friends and family: the tunes are easy on the ear and very catchy. Learning these songs and singing them along does open up a tiny crack in the window into the Chinese culture. And it definitely keeps me personally more in tune with the songs my oldest daughter learns at school as these are well-known and very much loved songs Chinese children know.
With the Chinese New Year fast approaching, do check out A Little Mandarin’s store page – you can purchase a hard copy or download the songs on iTunes, Amazon and Google Playstore.
Chinese New Year Campaign From Little Mandarin: We are offering, publicly, a FREE download of our Happy New Year song!
To enter our contest we are asking participants to: Post a video of themselves/ their kids singing the Happy NY song on our Facebook page. The Video with the most combined likes/ shares WINS
Prize: an ALM prize pack with a copy of the CD, 10 ALM rubber bracelets and a rattle drum (shipped anywhere)