Chinese Songs for Kids: Sing and Learn Chinese Turkey in the Straw

In this Chinese song for kids post, I want to introduce Chinese Turkey in the Straw from my Sing and Learn Chinese song collection.

Children sing and learn from a very young age.  Studies have shown that singing to babies and toddlers help early language development, literacy skills and beyond.  November’s Chinese songs for kids is featuring Turkey in the Straw, a familiar tune that many children enjoy.  You can download Chinese song for kids: sing and learn Chinese Turkey in the Straw lyrics in Chinese with pinyin and English support.  Both traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese are included.

“Music activities promotes socio-emotional skills, motor skills, cognitive skills, language and literacy skills. “

-Beyond Twinkle, Twinkle – Using Music with Infant and Toddlers NAEYC (National Association for The Education of Young Children)

 

Sing and Learn Chinese

Turkey in the Straw is a Chinese song for kids with repeated 10 sentences.  There are many high frequency words and the repetitive text is great for target (Chinese) language learning.  Kids will learn the following words: turkey | oh my! | where | hurry |come fast |see | look for |catch | we |our.

What I really like about this song is that it has a storyline and action words.  These two elements make learning it engaging with movements and actions.  How to sing and learn Chinese?  My students enjoy “looking for” the turkey.  When they “spot” the turkey they “call” their friends to “hurry” and join them.  The singing, the story, the repeated words and movements make the song and the new words/items stick.  I see the kids walking out of the class singing or humming the song with a grin.  Singing makes learning playful!  You might also like Chinese Eensy Weensy Spider.

Chinese song for kids, sing and learn Chinese | Miss Panda Chinese

Sing Songs for Literacy Skill

Music and songs give children the opportunity to experience rich language.  Language is communication. Language is interactive.  Sing Chinese songs for literacy skill is what you can do at home with Turkey In the Straw song.

You can replace the word, “turkey” with other animal words.  You can ask questions according to the lyrics like “What is missing?”  “Is the roasted turkey missing?”  “Is the polar bear missing?”  “Is the turkey running to the zoo?”  “Is the turkey running to the school?” “Are the kids hopping?”  “Are the kids running?”…etc.  Be creative with the questions.  Make the questions fun and out of the kids’ expectations.  You are expanding the children’s vocabulary and give them the chance to hear the same sentences repeatedly.  A simple Chinese song for children has a superpower of building up a story by your child or your class!

Chinese songs for kids sing and learn Chinese | Miss Panda Chinese

Learn Children’s Chinese songs Together

Adding the joy of music and songs to your daily Chinese routine.  Children learn the best when they are having fun.  Kids pay attention when they are relaxed and engaged.  Download the Sing and learn Chinese Turkey in the Straw song lyrics  in Chinese with pinyin and English translation support.  Both Traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese are included in this printable download.  Follow the video above and get ready for your Thanksgiving singing fun!

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Chinese song for kids sing and learn Chinese | Miss Panda Chinese

 




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