The Nursery Rhymes Project 2: Sing Our Songs
Published June 2020
The Nursery Rhymes Project 1: Paint our Songs is available here
A gift handed down from one generation to the next…
From the cradle, these songs have entertained, soothed and comforted us. As we grew older, learning these songs became our first exposure to both the magic of language and the world at large. A staple in every household, these nursery rhymes are emotional touchstones and have been passed down generation after generation, serving an integral part of our heritage.
The Nursery Rhymes Project offers a much-needed update on our childhood favourites. Created to address the lack of quality Mandarin nursery rhymes material, it preserves the classic melodies and stories we grew up loving, while offering a modern refresh so they can be enjoyed by generations to come.
Conceived by Artistic Director Kuo Jian Hong, the series offers multiple entry points into the world of Mandarin nursery rhymes, with each instalment consisting of three parts: Sing Our Songs (music album), Paint Our Songs (illustrated lyric book) and Imagine Our Songs (live performance).
The Nursery Rhymes Project is a three-part initiative:
Paint Our Songs
Travel to the whimsical watercolour worlds of Nursery Rhymes, as popular Singaporean illustrator Lee Kow Fong (Ah Guo) brings to life the imaginative wonders of nursery rhymes, with a dash of local flavour.
Sing Our Songs
Local leading musician Julian Wong spices up old childhood classics with new arrangements, performed by a local talents!
Imagine Our Songs
Directed by Isabella Chiam and Kuo Jian Hong, this mini jukebox musical features original short stories crafted by award-winning lyricist Xiaohan and catchy nursery rhymes, making learning mandarin fun for kids!
Each book comes with a USB music album.
Sing Our Songs 2 Song List: (Preview here)
1. The Turkey in the Straw Field 稻草里的火鸡
2. My Little Donkey 小毛驴
3. Catching Loaches 捉泥鳅
4. Two Tigers 两只老虎
5. The Stream By My Home 我家门前有小河
6. Poplar Tree 白杨树
7. The Trishaw 三轮车（念）
8. The Trishaw 三轮车（唱）
9. The Whisper of the West Wind 西风的话
10. Make A Phone Call 打电话
11. In This World, Mothers Are Best 世上只有妈妈好
12. The Country Road 乡间的小路
13. Day I Met The Stars 我要上天的那一晚