Something else you wouldn't see in the U.S.
By melinchina on May 21, 2007
Here's a song my kids taught me this weekend, roughly translated from Chinese to English:
The sun is up, the flowers are smiling at me.
A little bird says, "Good morning. Why do you have that backpack on your back?"
I'm going to school, I'm never late.
I love to study, I love to work.
When I'm big I'll make a great contribution to society.
It's the sentiment in that last line that I think is uncommon in the U.S. Or can you think of an English kids' song or poem that makes kids start thinking about what they're going to give back when they grow up?