Tag: Spanish songs for kids

Spanish lullabies provide early language exposure to babies.

At Multicultural Kid Blogs, we consider ourselves a (very large) extended family, and so today we are taking time to celebrate those members that are about to or have recently welcomed new little ones into their lives. We are so happy for them! The co-hosts of this blog hop, listed below, have each written posts related to baby showers or more generally about becoming parents, plus we’d love for you to link up yours below. Also be sure to visit…

CD of bilingual music for kids by Andres Salguero

Andrés Salguero will be releasing his first CD later this month, adding a new voice to the growing body of bilingual music produced in the United States. Using simple language and heartfelt emotion, these songs in English and Spanish convey a variety of relevant experiences and feelings for kids growing up in our multicultural nation. A native of Colombia, Andrés lives in the Washington DC area. He has been performing for children since 2007 at venues that include the Discovery…

The song Un amigo me enseñó from Babyradio is fun to sing with children learning Spanish and effectively teaches common Spanish animal words and other language. You can hear the song in the video below. I like to sing this song with Spanish learners because: – In addition to animal words, the song uses other common vocabulary: amigo, cantar, canción. – The pattern is easy to remember and reproduce with lots of animals. – The verb phrase Me enseñó familiarizes…

This Spanish vowel song and video are perfect for Spanish language learners. They are by Atiempo Preescolar, a channel from Chile dedicated to preschool programming. The Spanish song and video are effective with kids learning the language because: – The video is short. It is just over a minute. – The video provides a context for the song. It is set in a classroom and the students sing the song. – The song uses the words las vocales and a…

Rockalingua is an educational website with songs, videos and other materials to teach Spanish to children in the elementary grades. It was created by a musician and Spanish teacher from Spain who currently teaches in San Francisco. Rockalingua is giving away two one-year subscriptions to Spanish Playground readers. Rockalingua songs are very fun, with a style and rhythm that is sure to appeal to kids. They also correspond to typical units covered in an elementary school curriculum. In addition to…

Spanish has a wealth of traditional finger plays, rhymes and songs for children. Kids love games with actions, and these are perfect language learning tools. Music, movement, and rhyme combine to enhance a child’s understanding and retention of Spanish. Below are a few of my favorite finger plays to do with preschoolers. I have included videos, translations and a printable version of the Spanish rhymes. Saco una manito (una manita) In Mexico and Spain, the diminutive of la mano (hand)…

Sing ‘n Speak Spanish has a new CD of Spanish learning songs for kids. I wrote about their great little story books earlier, so I was excited to hear the new music. Qué feliz estoy has 20 songs and comes with a booklet with the lyrics in Spanish and also translated into English. The CD can be ordered from iTunes, cdbaby or directly from Sing ‘n Speak Spanish. You can also browse the song list and hear sound clips. The core…

Children all over the world sing about elephants swinging on a spider’s web, and keep singing and singing as they add more elephants. Un elefante se balanceaba is one of the best known Spanish songs for kids. It is a counting song with a rhythm and rhyme that help children learn the words. With each verse, children add another elephant to the web. Like most traditional children’s songs, there are several variations of Un elefante se balanceaba. For example, you…

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