Listening to Chinese children’s worship is not only a fun way to create a language rich environment but also a great way to teach children about God and learn Scripture.
Music makes verses easier to memorize so it’s one of my favorite ways to help my daughter memorize Scripture. When Biblical truths are set to music, it’s children to pick up quickly and remember later on in life.
God also encourages us to lift our voices in praise because of how it reorients us to see from His perspective rather than become consumed by our own (Ephesians 5:19, Psalm 96:1–2, Psalm 47:6). A book in the Bible is dedicated to worship songs.
Playing worship music in our home also help create an atmosphere of praise, helping me lift my eyes to God and off of myself. It reminds me to rest in Him.
Below are some of the most popular Chinese children’s worship bands. I included both Mandarin and Cantonese bands. A special thanks to the members of Christian Parents Raising Bilingual Children in English & Chinese whose input helped in creating this list. Please join our online community if you haven’t yet!
Stream of Praise’s Chinese children’s worship album is by far the most well known and popular. I started playing their songs for my daughter when she was two and she would memorize many of them. They’re pleasant to listen to as a parent and also they have fun music videos kids enjoy.
I love how they have many songs that are basically Bible verses set to music. This is how I’m indirectly teaching my daughter to memorize Scripture in a way she enjoys.
Betty of CHALK Academy has graciously typed up lyrics to their popular song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star that’s free to download. Having the lyrics on hand helps so much in learning the songs and sing them with your little ones. This is a wonderful way for kids to learn Chinese.
Clay music is another Chinese worship ministry based in California. They’ve produced many worship albums geared towards adults but also have children’s Chinese worship albums as well.
Their songs are easy to learn, soothing to listen to and jam packed with powerful Biblical truths. I love how their music videos have kids singing and dancing as well, my daughter loves watching videos like these.
彩虹愛家 (Cǎihóng ài jiā/ rainbow love home) is a Christian ministry based in Taiwan. They train volunteers to teach positive life values in elementary schools. Their songs teach children good values that are Biblically based. Their songs are fun and easy to sing. Their lyric videos have zhuyin.
Make sure you check out their other videos that are available on YouTube. They have many entertaining and educational videos for kids.
Akids worship album for kids is produced by Asia for Jesus, a well known Christian ministry in Taiwan. Some of the songs on the album are translated from popular English worship from Bethel like 甦醒/wake and 因為祢真好/You are Good.
They also provide a quiet time plan on their website for you and your little ones. Their plan includes a song, a verse for families to read together and a free printable coloring page for kids to go deeper in the Scripture covered. On the same page are also some dance videos teaching kids dance movements to some of their songs.
This Chinese children’s worship band has updated hymns for kids to learn. If you love old hymns, this would be a worship band to look into and purchase. They’re based in Kaoshiung, Taiwan and I love how they make hymns fun for little ones. There are a few songs with rap and also a few in Taiwanese as well.
These songs are so sweet and the videos are engaging for little ones as well. My daughter always love watching Stream of Praise because it’s full of kids singing and dancing so this would be their equivalent.
This is another great ministry that produced Cantonese worship albums for kids. Click here for more information on all their children’s worship albums.
Their albums are also available at Chinese Christian bookstores in Hong Kong and on their website
Born to Shine/曜昕教育
This is a song written by my friend in Hong Kong. She herself is a mom and works at a Christian school there. Although this is just one song, I believe they are working on producing more in the future.
Another great Cantonese worship album for kids.
Available at some Chinese Christian bookstores.
Cantonese Children’s Worship
This YouTube channel seems to be created by a Cantonese children’s ministry to help its staff learn the songs. Unfortunately I don’t have more information on them but the channel does have a good amount of Cantonese children’s worship songs with Chinese subtitles to help you and your kids learn these catchy tunes.
More Christian Resources
For some more good reads, check out the following posts:
- Top Chinese Worship Bands to Add to Your Playlist: Mandarin & Cantonese
- 5 Things That Keep This Mom’s Heart Alive
- Top 5 Resources to Help You Do Devotions as a Family in Chinese
- Getting out of the way for God to Perform Miracles in My Home
- Free Chinese Advent Scripture Cards/聖誕降臨經文卡
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