Posts Tagged ‘rhymes’

Chinese Little Piggy

When I was growing up, my family made up alternative versions of This Little Piggy, depending on where we were traveling and living. A new Chinese version, created by my children’s grandfather, goes like this:

This little piggy read Confucius
This little piggy read Laozi
This little piggy drank doujiang
This little piggy ate baozi
And this little piggy went “Hao a, Hao a, Hao a” all the way home.


Counting Rhyme: Up the Mountain to Find a Tiger (上山打老虎)

A simple and popular counting rhyme teaches kids to count to five while going on a tiger hunt. Listen to it here:

一二三四五,上山打老虎, (yi er san si wu, shang shan da laohu
老虎打不到,打到小松鼠。 laohu da bu dao, da dao xiao songshu
松鼠有几只?让我数一数, songshu you ji zhi? Rang wo shu yi shu
数来又数去,一二三四五 shu lai you shu qu, yi er san si wu)

One, two, three, four, five
Climbing the mountain to catch a tiger
Can’t catch a tiger, caught little squirrels
How many squirrels? Let me count:
One, two, three, four, five