Tag: Spanish songs for kids

This Spanish game has rhythm and clapping.

The traditional Spanish game, Debajo del puente (Under the Bridge), has several versions. It is a hand-clapping game and is…

Este dedito compró un huevito (this little finger, or toe, bought an egg) is a Spanish rhyme that you say…

I just watched the Whistlefritz Spanish for Kids DVD – Las estaciones. It is so well done! I am going…

Butiá is a website created by the record label Papagayo Azul to promote children’s music in Uruguay, Latin American and…

This catchy song and video teach the Spanish numbers 1-10. The video shows the numbers as kids hear and sing…

Children learning Spanish will identify with Juan, the little boy in this song who protests that it is too early…

There are several Spanish versions of London Bridge, the British children’s song. In Spanish it is called Este puente va…

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…

Escucha, hermano, canción, alegre, nuevo, día, ven, canta, sol, vive, estrellas: these words could come from any picture book or…

This is a song with pictures, perfect for the very littlest children learning Spanish. Luna has the words luna (moon)…

This is a popular Spanish language song and game based on opposites. Kids play it in lots of Latin American…

The songs from two of my favorite CDs for teaching Spanish to children are now available on iTunes. We Love Spanish…

Me gusta contar (I like to count) is a Spanish counting song. I like this song because it teaches kids…

This song teaches the days of the week in Spanish. It is from Los pimpollos, an educational television program from…

Hand clapping games are a good way to engage children actively with the Spanish language. Por aquí pasó un caballo…

Hand clapping games in Spanish for kids.

Hand clapping games in Spanish are great language activities for children. These two hand clapping games in Spanish are each…

Hand clapping games in Spanish are fun and teach language.

My kids played lots of different hand clapping games in Spanish and English. There are many juegos de manos (also…

This is fun and effective song for teaching Spanish to children.  The tune and the actions make it fun. The…

This game, Pelota de ping pong (Ping pong ball), has a simple song in Spanish, lots of movement, and takes…

Movement and music are valuable tools for teaching Spanish to children. Combining the two, children process the language at a…

  Teachers and parents teaching Spanish to their children should build Spanish into daily routines as much as possible. Repetition…

My kids learned a lot of Spanish through popular music.  When they were small, we listened to music in Spanish…

I recently wrote about a song to teach children the vowel sounds in Spanish. The song A,E,I,O,U is by Carolina…

In English, we associate learning vowel sounds with learning to read. However, children who are learning Spanish should learn the…

Veo veo is a great game to play with children learning Spanish.

The game I Spy is Veo, veo in Spanish, and it begins with a simple rhyme – a question-answer exchange…

There are two past tenses in Spanish, the preterite and the imperfect, and in order to use them correctly, Spanish…

Language and culture are inseparable. The Catholic church has a strong presence in Spanish-speaking countries, and many traditions center around…

This children’s song in Spanish, Barquito de papel, was written by Cuban composer and pianist Enriqueta Almanza in the 1940s. …

Congratulations to Luis Pescetti for his Latin Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album! He is such a talented performer –…

For children learning Spanish, music is a wonderful source of language and culture.  In the case of Luis Pescetti’s songs…

Children need to hear the past tenses in Spanish over and over before they can use them. There are two…

Do you know that feeling of wanting something different for your class?  Sometimes I know that I need a high-interest…

Saco una manito (I take out one hand) is one of the first songs that many Spanish-speaking children learn. Even…

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…

Expressions of courtesy are a part of our daily interactions. If a child is learning Spanish, these polite words should…

Mi carita redondita is a song about the parts of the face.  It is sung to the tune of “Oh…

There are several children’s songs in Spanish that teach or reinforce the question word dónde (where). These songs also teach…

Veo, veo is I spy in Spanish. This online game is for designed to teach native Spanish speakers the letter…

This song uses the verb tener, and other useful verbs, in the first person. This verb form, the yo form…

This song, Si tú tienes muchas ganas de aplaudir (If you feel a lot like clapping) is the Spanish version…

This song teaches the Spanish verb forms tengo (I have) and tienes (you have) as children sing about the parts…

This is a song for learning the days of the week in Spanish. Songs teach pronunciation and natural grammar structures…

If I could choose one song for my university students learn as children, it might be this one. In addition…

This short, simple song asks the sun to warm the Earth.  It is a good example of how word families…

This story is an excellent introduction to Spanish vocabulary related to the four seasons.  It is made for native speakers…

This song is lots of fun to sing and to dance to, and it teaches the parts of the body…

This song in Spanish is about rowing a boat to find a lost love.  It is also a hand-clapping game…

Children sing Que llueva, que llueva all over the Spanish-speaking world. There are several versions, and all of them celebrate…

This is the Spanish version of the traditional song “The Green Grass Grew All Around.” It has lots of Spanish…

This is such a simple, happy song; I love it!  The actions reinforce the parts of the body in Spanish…

Rhymes and songs are a wonderful way for children to produce Spanish.  The rhythm and rhyme help them pronounce the…

Singing in Spanish as a part of daily routines is a great way for children to learn new Spanish vocabulary…

¿Lobo estás? or Juguemos en el bosque is a traditional game of tag with a wolf to learn Spanish clothes vocabulary.

My children played this game in Mexico when they were little, and my daughter Maggie also played it as a…

This traditional Spanish children’s song is about a monkey who likes his lettuce ironed, without any wrinkles, and with lime…

Listening to songs is one of the best ways for children to learn Spanish verbs and correct Spanish pronunciation. Singing…

Children sing this short song to the tune of La bamba as they wash their hands. The idea is that…

Twinkle twinkle little star in Spanish is a wonderful song to sing to children learning Spanish.

There are several versions of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Spanish. Children love this familiar song, and both versions use…

I love this pretty little song in Spanish.. It captures a child’s puzzlement at the changes in the moon and…

This Spanish song is short, simple and always popular with even my youngest groups. It lends itself to actions that…

This is a simple song for learning Spanish numbers. Listening and then singing along is a great way to learn…