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A22 - Chi Chi Wah

Duration
10 minutes

Age recommendation
0-6; 6-10

Key words
listening, dancing

Languages of the original source
English, Spanish, German, French and Dutch

Materials needed
YouTube video


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Aim of the activity

This activity helps develop listening skills and combine them with actions, i.e.
dancing.



Preparation for the activity

Download YouTube video – the first LINK provides you with words in the above-mentioned languages, the second shows search results in You Tube and LINKS TO THE VIDEO IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.


Procedure

Watch the video, identify the instructions and moves, then dance and sing along.
You could also try to watch the video in a different language and do as suggested
above, like:
Chi Chi Wah Spanish
Tsjoe Tsjoe Wa Nederlands



Significant benefit of the activity

Listening and singing to a video and dancing is fun, makes the language input more interesting and broadens language awareness.



Source of the activity

Multilingual Families Project
“Chi Chi Wah”, lyrics (in English, Spanish, German, French and Dutch) and video,
“Chi Chi Wah Song” in different languages – see search results,
This activity was inspired by: A holiday experience. The children danced to a Dutch
version they had a lot of fun with this language.