Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Teach Spanish with Music!

I strongly believe music is an extremely important element in the language acquisition of young children. As a mom and educator, I teach Spanish to children through movement, hands on activities, interactive games, and of course music! I love to add new music to my repertoire of songs and CDs that are teachable, easy to sing, and that will engage young children.

I was thrilled when our friends at Whistlefritz announced the release of their second CD, Cha, Cha, Cha! We are big fans of their first CD and the award winning singer Jorge Anaya. This newest release is definitely a colorful collection of songs that helps children learn Spanish. Not only does it have songs rich with everyday vocabulary, but it is a lively mix of Latin rhythms, including bachata, merengue, cumbia, reggae, and more!

Some of our favorites are Cha Cha Cha to Los NĂºmeros and the samba to Los Vocales. In my many years of teaching, I have found some very great songs that teach basic Spanish ( number 1- 10, colors, etc), but it is sometimes difficult to find more advanced structures such as counting through the hundreds, communicating about travel, clothing, or other vocabulary themes. Whistlefritz hits the mark here with a great mix of easy to sing along songs that really are a super tool for teaching Spanish to kids!

My own kids and I have been having dance party in the living room as we have been listening to Cha, Cha, Cha! If you like to move, groove, and reinforce Spanish with your kids, I think you will certainly enjoy this new CD.

We would love to extend you the chance to win the great product!

One lucky winner will receive Whistlfritz’s CD Cha, Cha, Cha!

To enter and a chance to win:
1. Please leave a comment telling us what your favorite Spanish song is with your children.

2. For an additional entry, please “ LIKE” us on Facebook. Gracias!

Contest will end August 10, 2010.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fun, Easy Spanish Song

Here is another easy song that kids can sing to practice Spanish numbers. This is a traditional song which is sung to the tune of Ten Little Indians. Children easily learn and practice Spanish with this fun song.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Let's Count in Spanish

Here is an easy, fun song for learning the Spanish numbers. It is a great practice for counting 1-20, than a bit more challenging for counting 20-1. Sing it faster each time for fluency practice!