Shàng Xué Gē
(Going to School)
Many songs in China are used to teach values. In a simple way, this song teaches children the value of education and being a contributing member of society.
tài yáng dāng kōng zhào,
huā ér duì wǒ xiào;
xiǎo niǎo shuō, zǎo zǎo zǎo!
nǐ wèi shén me bēi shàng xiǎo shū bāo?
wǒ qù shàng xué xiào,
tiān tiān bù chí dào;
ài xué xí,
ài láo dòng,
zhǎng dà yào wèi rén mín lì gōng láo.
The sun is shining in the sky
The flowers are smiling at me
The birds say, “Good Morning!
Why do you have a backpack on your back?”
“I go to school every day and am never late
I love studying. I love working
I love to serve people and make a positive contribution when I grow up.