We have the musical book Baobao Learns Chinese, got it after Baby was born and Kiddo was beyond wholly impressionable and learning more as he had the song in English. My success was during Kiddo’s first year of Mandarin (in 2020-21), for him to learn “bopomofo” well thanks to Little Fox’s bpmf 歌 (song) that uses the same familiar tune of the alphabet song and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”.
In fact, when it came time to reciting his initials and finals, he would sing them with good pronunciation but it was strung together and so I had to hold him back, to slow down.
Below, I have matched the familiar tune to the lyrics and translation.
|Translation/Pinyin||bo po mo fo de te ne le|
|Translation/Pinyin||ge ke he ji qi xi|
|Lyric||3||zh-ch-sh-r z-c-s||Repeat Line 3, then continue|
|Translation/Pinyin||zhi chi shi ri zi ci si|
|Lyric||4||這是 漢語 聲母 歌|
|Tune||Now I know my ABCs|
|Pinyin||zhè shì hányǔ shēngmǔ gē|
|Translation||This is Chinese initials song|
|Tune||Next time won’t you sing with me|
|Pinyin||hǎo péngyǒu yìqǐ chāng gē|
|Translation||Good friends singing together|
|Lyric||7||這是 漢語 韻母 歌|
|Pinyin||zhè shì hányǔ yùnmǔ gē|
|Translation||This is Chinese finals song|
|Lyric||8, 9||Repeat Lyric 6 twice, then continue|
|Lyric||10||Repeat Lyric 7, then continue|
|Translation||11||Repeat Line 7|