In this post you will find:
- Benefits of reading poetry for kids
- Famous poetry about stars in Chinese
- Language activities about stars
儿童是天生的诗人! Chilren are natural born poets! Whether you believe or not!
Benefits of reading poetry for kids
Poetry helps kids to:
1. build early literacy skills,
2. feel the rhythm of language,
3. share their thoughts in a beautiful way,
4. encourage kids to play words!
Children feel the beauty of nature with their little pure hearts, stars are something arousing curiosity and imagination. These poems (below) about stars are shown in videos, written in Chinese characters and Pin Yin with brief translations, you can copy and print for your kids, or simply sing with them.
Remember, these poems are not only for kids, adults will find them helpful to learn Chinese as well!
Famous poetry about stars in Chinese
1.小小的船儿 ( Xiǎo xiǎo de chuánr ) The little boat
弯弯的月儿小小的船 Wān wān de yuè er xiǎo xiǎo de chuán
小小的船儿两头尖 Xiǎo xiǎo de chuánr liǎngtóu jiān
我在小小的船里坐 Wǒ zài xiǎo xiǎo de chuán lǐ zuò
只看见闪闪的星星蓝蓝的天 Zhǐ kànjiàn shǎnshǎn de xīngxīng lán lán de tiān
The curved moon, a little boat,
a little boat pointed at both ends .
I sit in a small boat,
Only see the blue sky with sparkling stars.
2. 小星星 Xiǎo xīngxīng （ Xīngxīng yáo） little-star song
一闪一闪亮晶晶 Yì shǎn yì shǎn liàngjīngjīng
满天都是小星星 Mǎn tiān doū shì xiǎo xīngxīng
挂在天上放光明 Guà zài tiānshàng fàng guāngmíng
好像许多小眼睛 Hǎoxiàng xǔduō xiǎo yǎnjīng
Twinkle twinkle little Star
the sky is full of little stars
up above so high in the sky
just like many sparklingly eyes
3. 星星谣 （ Xīngxīng yáo） little star song
数一数，瞧一瞧， shǔ yì shǔ, qiáo yì qiáo,
天上星星有多少？ tiānshàng xīngxīng yǒu duōshǎo?
这边星星多， zhè biān xīngxīng duō,
那边星星少， nà biān xīngxīng shǎo,
这颗星星大， zhè kē xīngxīng dà,
那颗星星小， nà kē xīngxīng xiǎo,
有的星星眯眯笑， yǒu de xīngxīng mī mī xiào,
有的星星在睡觉。 yǒu de xīngxīng zài shuìjiào.
Let’s count, let’s check,
How many stars are there in the sky?
There are many stars here,
There are few stars over there,
This star is big,
That star is small,
Some stars are smiling,
Some stars are sleeping.
4. 月亮消失了 Yuèliàng xiāoshīle (The moon is gone )
月亮是个大月饼， yuèliàng shì gè dà yuèbǐng,
好奇的星星， hàoqí de xīngxīng,
每天吃一口。 měi tiān chī yì kǒu.
月亮消失了， yuèliàng xiāoshī le,
那是星星吃光了。nà shì xīngxīng chī guāng le.
The moon is a big moon-cake,
Curious stars take a bite every day
The moon is gone,
Stars have eaten up it!
Language activities about stars
- DIY Telescope or flashlight to review Chinese Characters.
Click here to check how to make it.
If you can not make it very nice, it is fine, my daughter enjoyed it even my version was like this （see below）^_^
2. Forming Chinese characters with stars
3. Chinese characters recognition
4. Matching Chinese characters for better recognition of new words
5. Build a dream, get the star
( maybe your child would like to get the moon instead, just like my daguhter, she did not allow me to take photos when she was picking stars ￣□￣)
6. Make paper stars
Hope you enjoy！
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