I love this pretty little song in Spanish.. It captures a child’s puzzlement at the changes in the moon and its coming and going. I also like the confidence it shows in Mom to be able to explain things!

The phrase yo no sé or no sé (I don’t know) is vocabulary that all parents, and children, can easily add to their daily routines. If children learn this irregular Spanish verb form when they are young, it will never give them problems, as opposed to many of my university students who struggle with the conjugation of saber.

This song lends itself to actions that reinforce the meaning of the words.  Children can make a big round moon with their arms, a small moon with their hands, and shrug their shoulders for yo no sé.

The words and a translation follow the video.

¿Cómo es la luna? Redonda, redonda,

como una rueda, como una ronda.

¿Cómo es la luna? Chiquita y bonita,

también me alumbra media lunita.

Yo no sé, yo no sé

de dónde viene y a dónde va.

Yo no sé, yo no sé

pero Mamita me lo dirá.

What is the moon like?  Round, round,

like a wheel, like a song.

What is the moon like? Small and pretty,

half a moon lights me up too.

I don’t know, I don’t know,

where it comes from and where it goes.

I don’t know, I don’t know,

but Mommy will tell me.

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