Music teacher shares adorable ‘dumpling song’ she grew up singing in Taiwan in viral TikTok video

  • A Chicago-based music teacher is taking dumpling-making to the next level with a viral fingerplay song on TikTok.
  • Katie Norregaard, better known as “Miss Katie Sings,” has garnered more than 500,000 likes and 2 million views after sharing the “dumpling song.” 
  • She grew up singing the nursery rhyme in Taiwan.
  • Miss Katie has worked as a professional musician and taught on-camera lessons as well as in-person children’s classes before taking on virtual classes for preschoolers.
  • “This is gonna be stuck in my head now,” another TikTok user wrote.

A music educator based in Chicago is taking dumpling-making to the next level with a nursery rhyme that has gone viral on TikTok.

Katie Norregaard, better known as Miss Katie Sings, has garnered more than 500,000 likes and 2 million views after sharing the “dumpling song,” which she says she grew up singing in Taiwan.

@misskatiesings I love sharing this song with them! 🥟 #preschool #fyp #teachersoftiktok #virtualteacher #kindergarten #aapi #musicteacher #parentsoftiktok #forkids ♬ original sound – Miss Katie Sings | kids music

“It describes a shortened process of making dumplings: fry the eggs, chop the carrots, wrap the dumpling, boil the water, and eat!” she wrote under a YouTube version of the fingerplay song.

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Miss Katie describes her songs for children as “truly radical, beautiful work.”

“Through my songs, I promote social-emotional learning, tenderness, creativity, and justice,” she wrote on her website. 

Miss Katie has worked as a professional musician and taught on-camera lessons as well as in-person children’s classes before taking on virtual classes for preschoolers throughout the U.S.

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“Through my work, I want young children to feel the way Mister Rogers made me feel growing up: valued, creative and seen,” she said. “I love what I do here. I hope you do too.”

TikTokers were in full agreement, with one commenter calling Miss Katie’s voice “calming.”

Another said the child singing “nie nie nie” was too “precious.”

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“This is gonna be stuck in my head now,” another user wrote.

 

Featured Image via @misskatiesings

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