Arabic ‘These Chicks’ Nursery Rhyme {Resource}

I love to use the nursery rhyme “These Chicks” when I do Arabic story time at the public library.

This adorable rhyme has less than 20 words and is simple for kids to learn at an early age. Behind a few of the words a clicking sound is made, twice, to give it a rhythmic beat.

I came across the song while looking for things to do with the kids as I start a new library next week for younger children. It is from this great website Mama Lisa that showcases world traditions.

The song is from the Levant area of the Middle East that includes Syria and Lebanon.

Here is how it is sung in Arabic, the stars indicate where to place the clicking.

 Ha seisan**
Sho hillwen**
Am yedoro
Haol imhmon

Shirbo mai**
Aalo khai**
Rafaao rassohom
Shakaro rabhom
These chicks**
So sweet**
They walk
Around their mother
They drink water**
They say yum**
They lift their heads
Count their blessings

Stop by these other Arabic fun educational posts:

Arabic ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ Nursery Rhyme {Resource}

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