Educational songs for children from Presencias de Musica.

The website Presencias de Música has free educational Spanish songs. The site is maintained by a group of volunteers in Argentina.  The purpose of the site is to provide resources for music education to teachers in countries and classes where Spanish is the first language.  The songs are also great for children learning Spanish.

One page of the website, Cantos Educativos, has more than 200 educational Spanish songs.  In addition to the lyrics in Spanish, there is the musical notation and a MIDI sound file for each song. You can reach these songs from the index by clicking Cantos on the menu below the introductory paragraph, or by clicking this link to the list of educational songs in Spanish.

For many of the works, teaching suggestions follow the song. The suggestions (in Spanish) that I read were excellent ideas about how to engage the children with the music and with the language.

The index of educational Spanish songs on the page Cantos Educativos includes titles like:

Las vocales

Contar hasta diez ( Contar hasta veinte, Contar hasta trienta, Contar hasta cuarenta)

Palabras Sinónimos

Las estaciones

There are also many educational Spanish songs dealing with more complex topics for students at a higher level.

If you are working with young Spanish learners, you might want to teach the first stanza and the chorus of some of the songs. The song Días de la semana (Days of the Week) is a good example of a song that can easily adapted.

Here are the lyrics of Días de la semana. Click on the link to reach the index of titles of educational songs in Spanish. Scroll down to Días de la semana and click the title to reach the musical notation, the lyrics and the MIDI version.

Días de la semana

Siete son los días
que en cada semana vienen
simples son sus nombres
y ya mismo te los diré.

Lunes, martes, miércoles,
jueves, viernes, sábado, domingo

Muy, muy, muy bien,
¡pero qué bien!
Muy, muy, muy bien,
vamos otra vez.

Dime tú los nombres
que aprendiste de la semana.
Te llegó el turno
y con gusto escucharé.

Lunes, martes, miércoles,
jueves, viernes, sábado, domingo.

Muy, muy, muy bien,
¡pero qué bien!
Muy, muy, muy bien,
vamos otra vez.

Lunes, martes, miércoles,
jueves, viernes, sábado, domingo.

 

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