A Gem

When L turned two, a friend gave him a Chinese lullaby CD that hadn’t been getting much play from her musically-inclined but non-Chinese speaking children. It turned out to be one of the most treasured CDs in our collection, with its soothing, ethereal interpretations of traditional folk lullabies. Both kids still go to sleep to it every night and L now sings his favorite song from it (You You Zha) to his baby sister, with his own lyrics: “哥哥的妹妹睡觉了… gege de meimei, xuijiao liao….” When our CD got scratched from overuse, I searched for a new one and found that it is sold on both Amazon and at China Sprout. We have also bought another CD by the Beijing Angelic Choir which has also become a favorite during quiet moments.

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