The Babies Need Words Every Day: Talk, Read, Sing, Play campaign offers a series of posters with traditional Spanish nursery rhymes and songs. These posters help inform parents and caregivers about the vital importance of talking with their children. They are also a wonderful way to add Spanish text to day cares, classrooms and even a child’s bedroom.
Be sure to check out our poetry resource page Spanish Poems for Kids for more rhymes and poems. You’ll also find information about sharing rhymes and poetry with language learners.
Babies Need Words Every Day: Talk, Read, Sing, Play is a national, public awareness initiative launched by the Association for Library Service to Children. It was created to help bridge the Thirty Million Word Gap. By the age of four, children in low-income homes will have heard 30 million fewer words than their more advantaged peers. This word gap has a profound influence on a child’s ability to succeed in school and later in life.
These posters provide parents with proven ways to build their children’s literacy skills. They are perfect for posting anywhere children and their caregivers have a moment to talk, read, sing and play.
The 8 posters are filled with Spanish nursery rhymes and songs. These include Pulgarcito, Bate bate chocolate, La Pequeña arañita, Cucu cantaba la rana, Un elefante, De colores, Buenos días and Estrellita. The art of children’s illustrator Il Sung Na brings the Spanish nursery rhymes to life.
These posters were specifically designed to address the gap in language, but they are valuable reminders for all parents and caregivers of the importance of talking to children. Spanish learners need print-rich spaces and these beautiful, culturally relevant posters are an excellent addition to any classroom or daycare.
Download the free posters with Spanish nursery rhymes and songs, part of the Babies Need Words Every Day: Talk, Read, Sing, Play campaign.