Learn Mandarin With Fingerplays
Music is a powerful tool in learning a new language. For young children, it is also a powerful tool to help them learn new thinking skills. Fun fingerplays, songs and rhymes can help children learn Mandarin by increasing vocabulary, learning the sounds of words and hearing the rhythm of language. Young children can also gain large and small motor skills by performing movements required in fingerplays. Memory of Mandarin words can be learned by participating in fingerplays, songs and rhymes. Just think about some popular Western kids songs like “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” or “The Wheels On The Bus, ” I bet your fingers start moving as soon as you sing the words. I have uploaded 3 videos of Chinese fingerplay videos for young children. The videos were made for preschool aged children in China, but can easily be adapted for children learning Mandarin as a foreign language.