Young children thrive on familiarity!
Young children love repetition as a way to remember!
Young children flourish when they have a routine.
That is why every single time a conduct a Boca Beth music & movement class I open up with our Hola amigo/Hello Friend song off our first Boca Beth CD titled My First Songs in Spanish / Mis primeras canciones en Inglés.
Children hold their BOCA puppet (if they have one) and sing along, belting out the words in Spanish and English with the pride of a bunch of peacocks strutting their beautiful colors at the zoo!
I encourage you to begin your daily routine with this bilingual children’s song that encourages diversity among all and kindness throughout the day.
Here is the link to the lyrics for this song sung to the tune of Frere Jacques. The beauty of our Boca Beth songs is that most are written around a beat, a melody that you and the children already know. We just put in totally different words, lyrics meant to teach you and the children a 2nd language. It’s a super easy and fun way to learn!!!
Here is the link to the suggested classroom activity to go hand-in-hand with this song.
Here is the link to the free, downloadable language cards that fit this song. (Please note there is one for amigas – girls who are friends and amigos – boys who are friends.)
Want to win something first thing this week? I am giving away a set of our original Boca Beth language cards to one lucky maestra/teacher. We don’t even sell them any longer, but I have one set of 12 bilingual language cards to give one lucky winner today – Monday – February 1st!
Comment below on my blog whether you have the time to download our free bilingual language cards or comment below that it’s just too much hassle and you would rather buy them! Seriously – that is all you have to do to be entered to win! We will take comments up through 8 pm EST Monday night, February 1, 2010 and choose one random winner. We just want to know if those 160 free language cards on our web site are of value to you or not.
Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!