First 5 Years

Rimas y Canciones Infantiles: Songs & Rhymes for Young Children in Spanish

BPL - FFY, Songs and Rhymes, Latin  Percussion Instrument, Maracas

 

Babies

Book Jacket: Colores/Colors

Colores/Colors
by Roger Priddy
ISBN: 0312492340
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"Sana, Sana" / "Heal, heal"
(This rhyme is often said as parents gently rub or tap their fingers over their child's cut or bruise.)
 
Sana, Sana Heal, Heal*
Sana, sana, Heal, heal,
Colita de rana, Little tail of frog,
Si no sanas hoy, If you don't heal today,
Sanaras mañana. You'll heal tomorrow.

Toddlers

Book Jacket: Siesta

Siesta
by Ginger Foglesong Guy, illustrated by Rene King Moreno
ISBN: 0060560614
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"Los Pollitos Dicen" / "The Little Chicks"
(This traditional lullaby can be found in the book Los Pollitos Dicen: Juegos, Rimas y Canciones Infantiles de Países de Habla Hispana/The Baby Chicks Sing: Traditional Games, Nursery Rhymes, and Songs from Spanish-speaking Countries by Nancy Abraham Hall & Jill Syverson-Stork, illustrated by Kay Chorao. ISBN: 0316340103
To hear a sample of a recording of this tune, go to: http://www.smithsonianglobalsound.org/trackdetail.aspx?itemid=39577 )
 
Los pollitos dicen, "Pio, pio, pio," Baby chicks cry, "Pio, pio, pio"
Cuando tienen hambre, When they are hungry,
Cuando tienen frio. When they are cold.
La gallina busca The hen looks
El maiz y el trigo, For wheat and corn.
Les da su comida, She gives them their food,
Y les presta abrigo. And she keeps them warm.
Bajo sus dos alas Under her two wings
Acurrucaditos Tucked in and snuggled tight
Hasta el otro dia Until the next day
Duermen los pollitos. They sleep all through the night.

Preschoolers

Book Jacket: Margaret and Margarita, Margarita y Margaret

Margaret and Margarita, Margarita y Margaret
by Lynn Reiser
ISBN: 0688122396
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"Un Elefante" / "One Elephant"
(Continue to add elephants and sing or say the rhyme as long as children want to sing. With a group of children, the adult can be the first elephant and the children can be consecutive elephants to make an elephant chain marching around the room.)
 
Un elefante se balenceaba One elephant went out to play
Sobre la tela de una arana. On a spider's web one day.
Y como veiron que resistia He had such enormous fun
Fueron a llamar a otro elefante. That he called another elephant to come.
Dos elefantes… Two elephants…
Tres elefantes… Three elephants…