Easy Spanish songs for kids in preschool school.

Where did the summer go? Lots of us are going to have new Spanish learners in just a few weeks, and some of you have already started classes.  Whether you are a teacher with new students or a parent who is teaching Spanish at home, simple songs are one of the easiest ways for children to produce the language. Songs provide lots of repetition and the rhythm helps kids pronounce words correctly.

Songs to familiar tunes are easy for children to learn.  These are very simple songs that use tunes kids know. Of course, it is still important to provide a context so that children understand what they are saying. Often the situation provides the context, for example, singing buenos días in the morning as you start a class, or yo me lavo las manos when you are washing your child’s hands. Actions can also provide support for meaning, like pointing for a ti and a todos, counting on fingers for numbers, or searching with your hand above your eyes for ¿dónde estás?

It is important to break words into syllables correctly when you fit the words to a rhythm. The words to these songs fit the rhythms and are easy to sing.

Try these easy Spanish songs with kids learning Spanish

1. Buenos días a ti – To the tune of Happy Birthday

Buenos días a ti
Buenos días a ti
Buenos días a todos
Buenos días a ti

2. Buenos días – To the tune of Are you sleeping?

This is can be sung as an echo song.  Some versions use ¿y tú? in the last line, to avoid the change from to usted, but it means drawing out the vowel y.  You can also use Y tú ¿qué tal? Y tú ¿qué tal? which fits the rhythm well.

Buenos días, buenos días
¿Cómo estás?, ¿Cómo estás?
Yo muy bien gracias, yo muy bien gracias.
¿Y usted? ¿Y usted?

3. Yo me lavo las manos – To the tune of La Bamba

You can see a video and listen to this simple Spanish song here.

Yo me lavo las manos.
Yo me lavo las manos,
con jabón
y un poquito de agua

4. Uno, dos, tres, amigos – To the tune of Ten Little Fingers

There are other simple songs to this tune, like Dos manitas, diez deditos. This song about friends is probably the easiest of them all.

Uno, dos, tres amigos
Cuatro, cinco, seis amigos
Siete, ocho, nueve amigos
Diez amigos son.

5. Cucu ¿Dónde estás? – To the tune of Rain, rain go away

Cucu is what you say when you hide to play peek-a-boo in Spain and some other Spanish-speaking countries.

Sounds in Spanish link between words. This is a great song for teaching kids to pronounce ¿Dónde estás? correctly- linking the vowels between the two words for a total of three syllables. You can see how the other linked sounds in this song fit the notes here: Spanish song for kids Cucu ¿dónde estás?

Cucu ¿dónde estás? / Cucu – where are you?
Búscame y me encontrarás. / Look for me and you will find me.

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