Learning a Second Language with Your Senses

Research suggests that it is just as easy for a baby, toddler and preschool age child to learn two words for one item as it is to learn only one word!  That is why when you show your child an object you should talk or sing to her about it, let him feel it, make swaying motions back & forth while using the new object and sometimes involve smelling the new object and/or allowing your child to taste it. 

 

 

The more we allow learning to take place involving the five senses, the longer the staying-power of the learning!

This week I want to share our  Boca Beth Senses song from our third bilingual music CD for children! 

Sing Along with Boca Beth / Canta con Boca Beth music CD

“Senses/Sentidos”
(original song)

We have senses that we use
Tenemos sentidos que usamos
We have senses that we use
Tenemos sentidos que usamos

I see with my eyes
Yo veo con mis ojos
I see with my eyes
Yo veo con mis ojos

I hear with my ears
Yo oigo con mis orejas
I hear with my ears
Yo oigo con mis orejas

I taste with my mouth
Yo pruebo con mi boca
I taste with my mouth
Yo pruebo con mi boca

I smell with my nose
Yo huelo con mi nariz
I smell with my nose
Yo huelo con mi nariz

I touch with my hands
Yo toco con mis manos
I touch with my hands
Yo toco con mis manos

We have senses that we use
Tenemos sentidos que usamos
We have senses that we use
Tenemos sentidos que usamos

Here is the link to the suggested class activity to do with this song (look for song #8).  Here is the link to some of the bilingual language cards that go hand-in-hand with this song (these are for ear and nose – hearing and smelling… there are more in the archives).

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

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