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spanish song for kids train

I recently received an email from a reader looking for Spanish songs for preschoolers about trains and other forms of transportation. I shared a few songs with her and thought I would mention them here, too. I do a unit on el transporte with my preschoolers and have used the first two songs below about trains. The third song is longer and has more vocabulary, but works well with students who are a little older.

I like the song called El tren se va. It is short and kids can pretend to be the passengers boarding the train. You can add gestures like these to reinforce the meaning of the words. Kids start sitting and stand as they sing the first lines, El tren se va. You can give them paper boletos to pull out when they sing saquen los boletos or they can just pretend. For suban ya we pretend to be climbing stairs and then all sit down again for the final El tren se va.

You can hear the song on this video. It is on Sari Cucien’s CD Patatín Patatero and is available to download from Amazon. The lyrics follow the video.

El tren se va,
el tren se va,
saquen los boletos.
Suban ya,
suban ya,
el tren se va.

Juan Pablo Valdez sings a very simple song that is about traveling by plane, truck and finally train. It is called Voy en avión. The song has lots of repetition and verbs to go with each form of transportation. You can download the song from Amazon. For some reason, Amazon has the lyrics labeled as explicit, but they are not. The lyrics follow the video.

Voy en avión, voy en avión, voy en avión.
Y ¿cómo va el avión?
Volando, volando, volando, volando

Voy en camión, voy en camión, voy en camión.
Y ¿cómo va el camión?
Rodando, rodando, rodando, rodando

Voy en avión, voy en avión, voy en avión.
Y ¿cómo va el avión?
Volando, volando, volando, volando

Voy en camión, voy en camión, voy en camión.
Y ¿cómo va el camión?
Rodando, rodando, rodando, rodando

Me voy en tren, me voy en tren, me voy en tren.
Y ¿cómo va el tren?
Marchando, marchando, marchando, marchando…

This third song about trains is called Saludando al tren. It is longer and has more vocabulary, but it is fun for kids who have a little more Spanish. You can hear the version by Maria Cristina from the CD El Elefante Trompita in this video. This version and several others are available on Amazon.  Again, Amazon has the lyrics labeled as explicit, but they are not. The lyrics are on the screen.

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