"Children learn, and speak through using the words. LiLi Hozak is a finger play. In this finger play parents take the kid's hand and start singing the song by mentioning his/her fingers. Such songs and plays gradually improve the kid's speaking ability." -Fatima

At the number one in the song below, parents take the kid's hand and start mentioning his fingers one by one, starting with the pinky finger.


*It means someone fed him.

Song Transliteration:

Li li li li hozak
Jojo omad ab bokhore
Oftad tu hozak
Yeki gereftesh
Yeki poshondesh
Yeki noonesh dad
Hamoon abesh dad
Yeki goft kee jojo ro endakht tu hozak?
In yeki goft: mane mane kale gonde!

Game Instructions

(1) Here parents take the kid's hand starting with the pinky finger.
(2) Ring finger
(3) Middle finger
(4) Index finger
(5) Thumb

In the YouTube below you can see an animation of this rhyme.

Fatima wrote, "I love the animation. Such animations are the Iranian style of animation. They used old patterns of Iranian carpets for drawing the landscapes and the animals too."
Please let us know if you think this video has been taken down by YouTube.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Fatimah Baji for contributing, transliterating and translating this song.

Khay'ly Mo'teh'shaker'am!