Fingerplay: 手指变变变 [shou zhi bian bian bian]
It has always skipped my mind to introduce non-English songs to my young learners.
Quite awhile back I had visited a music shop in a very unusual place on mainland Penang. It’s in the area that locals like to call Autocity. So there was this shop selling instruments for a relative low price and they also offered music books and accessories. I chanced upon this Mandarin book and it was the only copy left. It’s titled 幼儿音乐游戏 and in this book there were 100 suggested songs and games. The publisher is 时代出版传媒股份有限公司. It comes with a CD too. I never got a round to opening the CD as the iMac does not have a CD drive that I could use. I decided to make a video from scratch. I’d like to say I’m not too proud of my own singing voice but I decided to give it a go.
This song that I recorded is a finger play activity and it teaches young learners to use their fingers to create animal figures. If a non-native speaker comes across this video, I hope the basic translation helps.