Welcome to watch our first episode of Chinese for Children! Todayâ€™s topic is on how to count number from 1 to 5 in Chinese.
I guarantee you and your family will remember the Chinese pronunciations of numbers from 1 to 5 after watching this video, since thereÂ are lots of repetitions of the words.
Plus, it features a lovely Chinese childrenâ€™s song and an amusing Chinese nursery rhythm to help you relate the words with the context.
This home-made video was produced by Dickson family. I was the producer, host and the editor, DD was the co-host, daddy was the photographer and baby A was the guest appearance (Unfortunately, baby B was snoozing at the time of shooting, so she missed such a good opportunity of to be viewed on the Internet).
To prepare for the shooting, DD practiced singing the Chinese nursery rhythm with me. With a motivation to see herself on the TV(we watched the footage on TV at home), DD was eager to learn. Since she had a pretty good foundation of Chinese language, she could sing it independently after several practices.
The same with the Chinese childrenâ€™s song, it was fairly easy for her to get all the words right while following the tune.
This confirms with myÂ thinking about the benefits of songs and nursery rhythms to language learning: songs and nursery rhythms are playful and are easy to remember. They also help your baby build phonological awareness and sensitivityâ€”the ability to hear the breakdown of sounds within words and to diagnose rhythms and patterns of languages. As she grows, learning the rhymes himself will help him expand vocabulary, learn number skills and get confidence to express himself through speech (see How to help babies acquire languages? (Method 2)).
I hope you enjoy our first family production! You are more than welcome to drop down any kind of comments, suggestions or ideas.
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