So, nadrah ni kan english speaking kid, and i intended it that way. But now she's starting to want to learn malay, which is good! Coz i pun intentionally speak malay with her a lot nowadays.
Good thing there's this book with all the malay folk songs! Haaaaaaaaaaa~ kan, kan, biasa kita jumpa yang english songs je kan! Ni first ever push button song book in Bahasa!!
All the wajib songs are in there like Rasa Sayang, Burung Kakak Tua, Gelang Sipaku Gelang, Chan Mali Chan. It was sort of like a refresh moment when we first played the songs =') lamaaa tak nyanyi those songs.
But when i learnt the songs as a kid, i didn't know the lyrics and i don't even remember where and when i learnt them....
At school? I think kat kindy kot =') That was sooo loooooonnggg ago!
Anyway! I think it's great that the book has lyrics and even have the english translated ones so that we can explain to our kids in simpler terms.
Nadrah's already loving the book.
The bright colours and illustrations got her very curious and inquisitive =D
When we first 'unbox'ed it, Nadrah was so excited! She immediately wanted me to read her the book.
It's very straightforward.
Just press the button on the sides, following the icons next to the song titles. Nadrah got it instantly, so that was good (and kept her occupied for a while. Sempat nak masak kejap). Hehee..
So here's the thing:
This book allows us to record our voice or our kids' voice, and play it back!
From left, the buttons are the song, record, playback and power.
Here's how =)
The built-in songs have good instruments playing anyway, like the seruling, gamelan, etc. Best dengar! If your voice sedap and maybe your child wants your voice to serenade them to sleep, just record la and then pepandai dia dengar sendiri sampai tido. =p
Here's an instruction video to explain better =)
Nadrah's been keeping herself occupied with the book.
So far she likes Burung Kakak Tua because she likes that gigi nenek tinggal dua, Gelang Sipaku Gelang because of the school illustrations and of course, Rasa Sayang.
Nadrah's already learning the songs tapi kelakar dengar pelat dia!
"Raseh saiyang hey, raseh saiyang hey, raseh saiyang" - repeat sepuluh kali.
If you want to purchase one for you and your kid, go here to get it! You can get 10% discount by using coupon code "mariaelena"which will be valid for 1 week tau!
Cepat cepat beli k!
Jom hidupkan folk malay songs =')
It has been passed down from generation to generation, and instead of "Daddy finger, daddy finger, where are you?", it'd be nice to hear Lenggang Kangkung too. Hehe!
Bonding time with mah dotahhhh! =)