Today’s installment of my Songs in Spanish Series: Nursery Rhymes. This is an important one for those of us teaching Spanish at home, especially if we’re not native speakers. I try to sing all the time with my kids– in the car, changing diapers, while we play. My natural repertoire includes songs in English, of course, and it’s taken some work to learn these in Spanish. I feel like nursery rhymes are the best of both worlds: I get to pass on my childhood favorites, and we’re all staying in Spanish! Win-win. My kids know these in English too, from Grandma’s house. I think they just assume that it’s normal to sing songs in several different languages, depending on where you are.
Have fun with these– learn as a family and enjoy! Please leave a comment if I missed any of your favorites!
1. Itsy Bitsy Spider / Incy wincy araña
2. Hickory Dickory Dock / Hickory dickory dock
3. Wheels on the Bus / Las ruedas del autobús
4. Cuckoo / Cucú cantaba la rana (I hadn’t heard this in English before, but it’s GORGEOUS, so I’m including it)
5. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star / Estrellita, ¿dónde estás?
And three honorary mentions!
Five Little Ducks / Cinco patitios
Three Little Kittens / Tres gatitos
Five Little Monkeys / Cinco monitos