There are many phrases that we use on a regular basis with children that include parts of the body.  For example, with small children we say “Give me your hand” before we cross the street and even older children need to be reminded to wash their hands or brush their teeth.

These are some common Spanish phrases used with children that include parts of the body.  Click on the phrase to hear it pronounced.

Abre la boca.- Open your mouth.

Cepíllate los dientes. – Brush your teeth.

Dame la mano. – Give me your hand.

Límpiate la nariz. – Wipe your nose.

Lávate las manos. – Wash your hands.

Cierra los ojos. – Close your eyes.

Context makes these Spanish phrases clear, so your child will understand and learn the Spanish words and structures. To start, incorporate two or three new phrases into your routine. Later, when your child is familiar with those, you can add more.  Hearing Spanish in everyday situations, used for real communication, your child will understand and learn the language.

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