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Draw a Spanish song is a language activity using art and music.

Dibujo rítmico, or rhythmic drawing, is one of the most original language learning ideas I’ve seen in a long time. Cantoalegre shares this marvelous activity on their website Música Libre, where they also have free downloads and other resources related to children’s music. Although these videos were created for native speakers, they are excellent material for second language learners. Dibujo rítmico consists of illustrating lyrics to the rhythm of the music. The Spanish song and the drawing were composed together…

Spanish learning songs from Rockalingua on a new downloadable CD.

At Spanish Playground, we are big fans of Rockalingua. We are happy to be giving away a one-year teacher subscription to all of their fabulous content, and 2 copies of their DVD of Spanish learning songs and videos. The DVD has 13 excellent music videos with Spanish learning songs that kids will love. You can learn more about all the Rockalingua Spanish learning materials on the Rockalingua website. Enter below to win a one-year subscription to Rockalingua or a copy…

Spanish children's songs by Nathalia.

As parents and teachers, we know the power of Spanish children’s songs to energize kids, change their mood and, of course, teach language. Nathalia’s new CD Dream a Little – Sueña un Poquito is full of energy and positive messages. In addition to being an accomplished professional musician, Nathalia is an early childhood music educator, music therapist, family therapist and mom. She is originally from Colombia, and her culture influences the style of her Spanish children’s songs. Dream a Little…

spanish songs for kids

Cantaré, a wonderful group based in the Washington DC area, has recently released a new CD called Mucha música. The group is led by vocalist Cecilia Esquivel and Dani Cortaza, who plays strings and bass and arranged most of the songs. Cantaré offers a combination of accessible language, culture, and fabulous music to children learning Spanish. You can learn more about the group and their Spanish songs for kids on the Cantaré website. You can also read a review of…

Spanish learning songs from Rockalingua on a new downloadable CD.

Rockalingua has a new CD available to download. This is their second CD, titled ¿Cómo te llamas?. The CD contains 11 fun, catchy songs to teach Spanish to kids. You can listen to samples of the songs on the song section of the site. To celebrate their new CD, Rockalingua is giving away two copies to two Spanish Playground readers. Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter below. These are the songs on the new Rockalingua CD ¿Cómo te llamas? 1)…

Canciones infantiles available from the Uruguay government.

One of my favorite children’s recording artists, Mariana Iranzi, recently sent me this wonderful resource for canciones infantiles, or children’s songs. Read more about Mariana Iranzi’s music here. Recently Uruguay’s government-owned telecommunications company, ANTEL, donated 100 canciones infantiles to the Administración Nacional de Educación Pública to be distributed for public education. These canciones infantiles are available to download at no cost from Uruguay Educa, el Portal Educativo de Uruguay. They recorded by artists from all over Latin America (a few…

DVD of Spanish music videos for teaching Spanish to kids.

At Spanish Playground, we are big fans of Rockalingua. We are happy that their great songs are now available on a new DVD of Spanish music videos. This DVD has 13 excellent music videos with songs that kids will love. You can learn more about the music videos and other Spanish learning materials on the Rockalingua website. Enter below to win this great DVD! The giveaway will run through Sept. 9th. Features of Rockalingua Spanish Music Videos The images correspond…

Bilingual songs for kids learning Spanish.

Mister G is an indie rocker turned children’s world music sensation. His CDs, ABC Fiesta and Chocolalala are full of bilingual songs and are perfect for language lovers. Mister G catches kids up in a dynamic world of words and sounds, both Spanish and English. In terms of language learning, the songs on these two CDs incorporate basic Spanish vocabulary and structures into melodies that kids will love. The genres range from folk to Latin to bluegrass, and all the…

New Spanish learning songs from Whistlefritz.

Whistlefritz recently sent me their new CD of Spanish learning songs for kids. ¡Sabor! has 15 wonderful songs that will get kids dancing with actions that help them learn Spanish. Whistlefritz has produced many award-winning language products, and ¡Sabor! has all the quality and fun of their other CDs and DVDs. You can read more about the company and purchase products on the Whistlefritz website. ¡Sabor! is also available on iTunes and Amazon. So much to love about these Spanish…

Spanish material made available as part of a fundraiser.

If you read Spanish Playground, you are probably a teacher or a parent. There is a good chance that you are both.  This post is for another teacher and parent,  and this time it is not just about Spanish materials for kids. This time, there is more to the story. I’m sharing Spanish materials that were created by a group of teachers to help a colleague whose two-year-old son recently had a stroke. He is still in the hospital and…

Canciones infantiles about spring for kids learning Spanish.

Music is a wonderful way to celebrate spring, and to learn Spanish. These five canciones infantiles have vocabulary related to the season and fit in well if you are talking about weather, plants, butterflies and the changes that come with warmer weather. Canciones infantiles – La primavera La primavera Since I wrote this post, Rockalingua has changed their site so that you can get a preview of the song free, but need to pay for a subscription to have access…

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…