Shopping for a Christmas Gift Made Easy – Guaranteed to Your Home by December 24, 2007

December 19th, 2007

So……..we all know it’s true!!!!

There is less than one week until the children begin to unwrap the gifts we have so lovingly shopped for, wrapped with care and set ever-so-gently under the Christmas tree ………… POOF!!!!  Wake up Beth!  That was just a dream……….

Regardless of how you shop, if you have started, are all finished, or whatever I need to let you know that today all the way through tomorrow (Wednesday 12/19/07-Thursday 12/20/07 at 4 pm EST) you CAN shop for cool gifts at my web site for special children ages birth – eight or ten and even that pregnant mommy-to-be that you know!!!!  And look at all the FREE stuff you get:

FREE Priority shipping!

Boca Beth Educational CDs give priority shipping as gift

FREE Gift wrapping (you have to ask us)!

20% off with code ‘bocarocks’ on any Boca Beth bilingual music CD.                    Sing Along with Boca Beth - music in the classroom

20% off with code ‘bocarocks’ on any Boca Beth Spanish and English DVD.

10% off with code ‘bocarocks’ on any language learning set from Boca Beth.

Boca Beth Bilingual Backpack that introduces Spanish

Shop today in the comfort of your jammies, sipping on your chai tea and saving the stress of last minute shopping this weekend plus save money by not driving all over.

Seriously, even though I am the owner of the company, I know teachers, moms, children, babies and even expecting Dads who have exclaimed upon receiving and listening to our Boca Beth bilingual beats, shaking their maracas and going to town as they learn a second language the fun and easy way!  Read these testimonials about how much people love their Boca Beth fun!

Do it today!  Shop now online!  Or call me toll free at 1.877.825.2622!  Use that same code ‘bocarocks’ for a discount – the shipping is FREE all the way around the web site.  No minimum, no maxiumum!  Give the gift of language to someone special this year!

Thank you / Gracias –

Boca Beth

What's Happenin'? ¿Qué pasa? …in the world of bilingual education for young children…

December 16th, 2007

Here at The Boca Beth Program we continue to strive for the easiest and most effective way to help parents, teachers and care providers bring Spanish and English together in the daily routine of their children.

Our latest addition of music videos takes four of our really popular bilingual songs for children and allows the children and adult see children and myself, Boca Beth, bring the songs to life with cute props, easy to understand lyrics, great visual aides and lots of fun!

BOCA the puppet brings Spanish to life for children

Watch this full length version of my song ¿Qué pasa?/What’s Happenin’? which has been up on YouTube for a month or so! Vote for it if you could please with a nice high star rating, tag it as one of your favorites and then have some fun!!!!!!!

Click here to follow the link to our upbeat bilingual music video for children … introducing Spanish to English-speaking children while also introducing English to Spanish-speaking children. Wow! That is what I call truly bilingual! And if you love what you see, tell others you know that our first music video collection with these four songs is available online at our web site only for $6.99 until they sell out (which is when we then hope to have them on TV…call your friends at PBS and Nick Jr and tell them to call me please!!!!).

“¿ Qué pasa ? What’s Happenin’ ?”
(original)

¿Qué pasa? – What’s happenin?
¿Qué pasa? – What’s happenin?
¿Qué pasa? – What’s happenin?
¿Qué pasa contigo ?

No mucho – Not much
No mucho – Not much
No mucho – not much
No mucho conmigo.

What’s happenin? – ¿ Qué pasa ?
What’s happenin? – ¿ Qué pasa ?
What’s happenin? – ¿ Qué pasa ?
What’s happenin with you?

Not much – no mucho
Not much – no mucho
Not much – no mucho
Not much with me.

 

Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Five Little Monkeys Bilingual Song Fun for Children of All Ages

December 14th, 2007

Let’s wake you all up this morning with some Five Little Monkeys Jumping on a Bed!

Or, as they would sing in Spanish, Cinco monitos saltando en la cama!

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Board Book) by Eileen Christelow 

This is a cute book that could be used along with our theme today!  After reading this cute board book, then bring on the music and movement fun from our Boca Beth Program

 Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed (Board Book)

Go right into the Boca Beth song off our third bilingual music CD titled Canta con Boca Beth/Sing with Boca Beth.

“Five Little Monkeys”
(sung to the tune of “Five Little Monkeys”)

Five little monkeys jumping on the bed!
One fell off and bumped his head!
Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said!
No more monkeys jumpin on the bed!

¡Cuatro monos saltando en la cama!
¡Uno se cayó y golpeó la cabeza!
¡Mama llamó doctor y el doctor dijo!
¡No más monos saltando en la cama!

Three little monkeys jumping on the bed!
One fell off and bumped his head!
Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said!
No more monkeys jumpin on the bed!

¡Dos monos saltando en la cama!
¡Uno se cayó y golpeó la cabeza!
¡Mama llamó doctor y el doctor dijo!
¡No más monos saltando en la cama!

One little monkey jumping on the bed!
He fell off and bumped his head!
Mommy called the doctor and the doctor said!
No more monkeys jumpin on the bed!


Suggested circle time activity / classroom activity to bring this song to life for language learning fun! 

This is an awesome song for spontaneous fun. Almost every child loves this children’s classic, and now they can learn it in a second language. Pretend the carpet or the mat you are using is a bed and start jumping like monkeys making the actions and noises of real monkeys. As the song sings about one monkey falling off the bed pretend to fall off the bed, then everyone pretends to call the doctor, then pretend to be the doctor saying “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” Continue doing these fun actions for 4 monitos, 3 monitos, 2 monitos and then 1 monkey left!  The children love shouting out the English part of “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” and after several times of doing this song they will begin to be able to say pieces of the Spanish matching phrase “No más monos saltando en la cama” and after a while they will have the entire thing down to a tee!!! 

BOCA in Hollywood for the Red Carpet of an Awards Show                                  BOCA the Spanish language amigo found in a school bus                                BOCA loves sombrero fun with Spanish and music

Where are YOUR pictures my friends?  We are hoping to show each Friday new clips of BOCA around the country and even around the world.

We decided our contest prize was not enough incentive since many of you may not be able to get your child to Florida or New York or California for our next filming of our Boca Beth music videos for children.  So……………….

Here is the prize for the winning photo of BOCA!  A Boca Beth Beginner Set full of other cool stuff like a signed picture of our BOCA mascot from his California debut early this year and an autographed BOCA BETH t-shirt by Beth Butler (that would be ME!!!) and BOCA the mascot character.  Who knows?  One day we might be on TV or something, and then you’ll be the only one on the block with our autographs from way back when…….

So, get those digital cameras out, take pictures of BOCA at the beach, in the bathtub, on the swing set, at the park, wherever.  Send them to bocabeth@msn.com to enter weekly into the Friday posting, and then once a month we will choose a winner from a random drawing.  (Kind of like put the names into the Sombrero and draw a winner!!!)

Come on!  I know you are busy!  But this is cool!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Hello Friend – Hola amigo – Hola amiga … Helping Young Children Communicate the Basics!

December 10th, 2007

One of the most basic and important concepts that you and your child should first learn in a new language is being able to greet someone informally and in a friendly manner.

That is why for our Boca Beth Program one of the first songs I wrote and recorded with children ringers singing with me was Hola amigo / Hello Friend from our first CD titled My First Songs in Spanish / Mis primeras conciones en Inglés.

It’s written to the melody of “Frere Jacques” and is so comforting to listen to, so soothing and children worldwide ask for it daily we are told!

Enjoy!!! ¡Disfruta!

My First Songs in Spanish music cd for children, Mis primeras canciones en Inglés

“Hola amigo/Hello Friend” (track #2)
(sung to the melody of “Frere Jacques”)

¡Hola amigo!
Hello friend!

¿Como estás?
How are you?

¡Muy bien, gracias!
Very fine, thank you!

¿Y tú?
And you?

(song repeats one complete time)

¡Hola amiga!
Hello friend!

¿Como estás?
How are you?

¡Muy bien, gracias!
Very fine, thank you!

¿Y tú?
And you?

Suggested Classroom / Circle Time Activity Fun for this song:

Use BOCA the puppet to introduce BOCA (the star of the BOCA BETH Program). Ask the children to say “Hola BOCA” “Hi BOCA” to warm them up. Talk about how BOCA is a boy, he’s a friend of mine, and of Johnny & Maria so he is called an “amigo.” Ask the children to repeat the word amigo and the word friend. Then use a girl puppet (preferably in the bird family like BOCA is) and talk about how JULIA is a girl, she’s a friend of mine, and of Enrique & Susie so she is called an “amiga.” Ask the children to repeat the word amiga and the word friend. Then move into the first song of language time . . .
Sing this song above using the BOCA boy puppet alternating to the girl puppet. We always start each language session with this same song – providing a routine and repetition and success daily with the second language learning. Children thrive on familiarity with routine so bring that comfort into your second language fun time!

Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Where Is BOCA?!?!

December 7th, 2007

So…..you’ve heard of “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?”

Now you can be part of… “Where is BOCA?!?!”

Capture YOUR BOCA puppet in the strangest (but legal and able-to-be-viewed-by-4-year-old-eyes) places and you might win a spot on our next Music Video  Collection DVD Series!

BOCA    Boca Beth and BOCA the puppet  BOCA the puppet and girl coloring  BOCA in his latest music video role

These are photos of BOCA the hand puppet that WE have captured!!!!!

Now we want your photos!!!!!  Throughout the week send us pix of BOCA in action – with your child, with your family child care children, with your preschool class, with your elementary school class.

Each week someone or some group will win!!!!  They will be put into a drawing for a slot in our upcoming Boca Beth Music Video Collection:  Volume 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  You will perform and have fun and be part of our Bilingual Boca Beth Fun Production!

Happy Photographing!

Boca Beth

P.S.  (Once you have the picture taken (or pictures) send them to bocabeth@msn.com please!!!) 

Opposites/Opuestos … Teaching Preschool Age Children and Toddlers Arriba/Up and Abajo/Down

December 5th, 2007

With all of the highs and lows of the Holiday Season, I sometimes feel like an opposite!

Just the other night I was on the phone with one of my good girl friends (don’t you just LOVE having friends who are females and can relate to you?!?!?!). I was sobbing like a baby over the death of my mom and experiencing our first Christmas without her soon. Yet, just last night I enjoyed a fire in the fireplace (yes! Even in Florida we light fires to warm up by!) with two of my three children and luxuriated in the warmth of our home and our family love.

In honor of all of the roller coaster ride emotions life takes us on, I bring to you some bilingual lesson fun for young children on Opposites/opuestos.

More Boca Beth music CD

 

“OPPOSITES/OPUESTOS”
(sung to the tune of “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe”)

Sing opposites in Spanish & English
Canta en Español e Inglés
Sing with me! It’s easy, you’ll see!
¡Canta conmigo! ¡Es facíl, verás!

Sí es yes, yes is sí.
No es no, no is no.
SI – NO! YES – NO!
Singing opposites!

Repeat chorus

Arriba es up, up is arriba.
Abajo es down, down is abajo.
ARRIBA – ABAJO! UP – DOWN!
Singing opposites!

Repeat chorus

Día es day, day is día.
Noche es night, night is noche.
DIA – NOCHE! DAY – NIGHT!
Singing opposites!

Repeat chorus

Grande es big, big is grande.
Pequeño es small, small is pequeño.
GRANDE – PEQUEÑO! BIG – SMALL!
Singing opposites!

Repeat Chorus

Suggested circle time activities to bring this Boca Beth bilingual song to life for you and the special children in your life!

I ask the children if they have enough energy to help me with my opposite song. (I speak in both languages back and forth as much as possible when asking questions like this. I realize if you only have command of one language that part is impossible, but it’s nice to do if you are bilingual.)

I have them practice the four sets of opposites ahead of time with me. We practice nodding our heads up and down for yes/sí and shaking our heads side to side for no/no. We reach up high with out-stretched arms for up/arriba and squat down low to the floor like frogs for down/abajo. Then we make a sun over our head for day/día and pretend we are sleeping on our folded hands for night/noche. Lastly, and I tell the children that this is the most fun set of opposites of all of them, we use wide arms opened up like for hugging a bear for big/grande and hands so close together it looks as if they are squashing something in between their palms for small/pequeño.

I remind them that it is a sway dance song so let’s “baila juntos/dance together.” We sway dance all the way until a set of opposites. I cue them as to which one is next. The children beg to do it again and again which is why I wrote a song about more opposites on our third CD called Sing Along with Boca Beth.

If you a part of our Boca Beth Educator’s Club you will recognize the following two lesson ideas for opposite fun with young children. If you are not a member, you should check into it for only 5 cents a day you get cool resources monthly!

There is an adorable Board Book – Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish for age range: For infants or children in preschool The Rainbow Fish series / El pez arco iris. Here is their description of the book: This is the latest addition to the Rainbow Fish bilingual board books that teach basic concepts in English and Spanish to very young children. Come and explore Rainbow Fish’s undersea world of opposites from big / grande, to little / pequeño, fast / rápido, to slow / lento, and more! New $4.99; used on amazon.com for less

Science Fun for Opposite Learning:

Lesson Plan for Opposites and Science: Heavy & Light

Age level: Ages 2 & up

Number of students: small to large groups depending upon number of

scales available and adult helpers

General subject area: Science

Materials needed:

Balance scales

A variety of heavy and light objects (examples of light objects: cotton balls,

ping pong balls, pencils, feathers, small Happy Meal toys; examples of

heavy objects: tennis balls, scissors, metal matchbox cars, small board

book, small piece of fruit)

Introduction: We have sung our Boca Beth opposite songs; we have read

some of our fun opposite board books, and are now ready to experiment with

hands on science fun related to opposites!

Stated objectives: Students will be able to orally predict and discuss the

difference between the weight of heavy and light objects.

Procedure:

1. Gather together the materials you have chosen to weigh on the balance

scales.

2. Discuss with the children (prior to weighing them) their predictions on

which items would be the lightest and the heaviest.

3. Ask them to explain their predictions.

4. Using the different objects – one heavy and one light – place them on

opposite sides of the small balance scale, allowing the children the

opportunity to observe heavy and light.

Closure: After clean up of the items the children could be instructed to fold a

piece of paper in half and draw one heavy object and one light object from the

experiment on opposite sides of the paper.

There are even FREE bilingual language cards available on our web site – and if you click here and look for September’s you will find opposites of Happy and Sad to use. All Educator Club members received many more of these cards as part of their membership.

Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Ho-Ho-Ho! The Holidays Are Here!

December 2nd, 2007

So…here we were…84 degrees, dressed in shorts, and at a tree lot ready to cut down our Christmas tree for the first time ever in Dade City, Florida!  Talk about the irony of a situation!  I was almost laughing the entire visit at Elger’s Tree Lot!  Just the name alone got me going!

Anywho….we made it, we have a beautiful tree, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Here is a cool link to a fun and easy Holiday Wreath activity to do with your preschooler or elementary aged school children.  My amiga Melissa of Storybook Studio offers such amazing things on her site for unique gifts all year round.  Check out the craft fun for free and then support a fellow woman in business today!

Then, sled on over to Enchanted Learning – a site full of year long activity fun for you and your children.  I pay for my annual subscription because I use them quite a bit for our Boca Beth Educator’s Club.  You can just download lots of free stuff any visit you like.  But you might feel the better part of you saying at some point to go ahead and fork out the minimal $20 / year fee.

Happy Holidays!  Ho – Ho – Ho!!!

Boca Beth

 Boca in His Santa Hat

Bilingual Beats Lead to Language, Literacy and Math Fun

November 30th, 2007

Here is a recent article I had published and felt I should share it here to help you understand why this second language fun stuff REALLY IS VALUABLE!!! Take three minutes and find out why you should begin 2nd language fun daily with your young child!

Never has it been this easy to find materials to bring education into your home as a stay at home mom, a grandparent given the distinct and honorable task of watching your grandchildren or as a homeschooling parent striving to do the best you can do. The internet has provided us the means to seek and download countless varieties of educational materials along with the medium to research other instructional products for purchasing.

As a mom of three children who each possess bilingual skills at varying degrees along with an educator of thousands of children ages 6 months through ten years, I feel the sense of urgency to quicken the pace of the learning. What better way to do that than with music? Research has shown that if you take a concept, add a little music, some rhythm and movement, you will have a sure fire way of introducing and engaging the young child to long term retention of that concept.

Think back to your younger years. Do you still have that one song that sticks in your head no matter how many years go by? That one that taught you your days of the week in French, or how to multiply by two, or simply the catchy ABC song we now share with our own children? This concept of using music to enhance learning situations is nothing new and is one we should embrace as we go back to the basics of early childhood learning experiences.

There is the cry to return to the nursery rhymes of long ago. To drop the Leap Pad and the computer games and simply share your lap with a child who will listen to and real along with those rhyming gems of long ago. A strong connection between learning and rhythm was discovered and built upon years ago, and now we can bring global learning to our children through this same theory.

Take a song, best if it is one you and your child both know the melody of, make up some new words that introduce the new language right next to your native language. This type of made up song is called a Piggyback Song. Need an example? Okay, here is a simple one. Take the tune Mary Had a Little Lamb and sing about shapes by injecting words like these:

A circle is rolling by, rolling by, rolling by,
A circle is rolling by, a circle is a circulo.
A circle is a circulo, a circulo, a circulo,
A circle is a circulo. I know my shapes.

It is so easy to then bring in the words for square, rectangle, triangle, heart and so on. In this example, we did English and Spanish. Use your imagination and use any new target language you would like to introduce right along with the native language of your children.

Learning a second language has never been so easy! A child learning this way, in what is called a bilingual format where his native language is sung right alongside his native language, will actually read sooner than monolingual children who are not receiving this type of musical, bilingual instruction according to Dr. Ellen Bialystok and her team of experts at York University. The study conducted by this team also showed that children receiving instruction in two languages will experience advanced cognitive development and problem solving skills and higher test scores on certain sections of standardized tests.

As a mom and as a teacher that is important to me as I know it is to you. Not only can we prepare our young children for a very global economy, one that will require the command of more than one language in order to excel, we can also provide them a fun and engaging manner in which to gain knowledge in a second language, skills in math and the ability to read early in life.

You cannot carry a tune? You have not even the slightest inclination as to where to start? You have not one creative bone in your body to begin writing your own Piggyback Song that might introduce French to your newborn? No worries amigas, amigos, friends. Remember the internet? Remember those search engines? They will help drive you to a plethora of web sites meant solely for giving you some affordable, sometimes free and most often very practical tools and tips on how to jump start your motivation and creation of these bilingual songs.

Feel the beat! Think creatively! Have fun, and before you know if you and Junior will be on a journey where the only required things in your backpack will be water to quench your thirst after all of your singing and some musical shakers to keep the beat as you sing, dance and play your way to a second language.

Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Learning A New Language With Your Senses

November 27th, 2007

WOW! I love it when research experts come out with some of this ‘new’ information.

As a mom you will be so astounded! As a teacher you just won’t believe your ears nor your eyes! As a parent you will wonder how you ever got this far with your children prior to hearing the latest from these teams of people who document their findings!

Now – first of all – I think you can detect many notes of sarcasm in those three exclamations above. I am truly kidding around that you will be astounded and surprised. Second of all – don’t get me wrong about my respect for experts and research teams. I read lots and lots of research papers, publications that sport case studies on bilingual education and foreign language acquisition (though I find ‘foreign’ to be a much outdated word) and truly value their findings.

It’s just the ‘latest’ that a company reported on in an e-mail kind of talked down to those of us who are raising children, have raised children or work in the field of early childhood development. Basically it says that children learn best when involving as many of their senses as possible…………………….SHAZAM BATMAN!!!!!!!!!! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!!!!!!

That is why we show our baby an object, 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 Junior to taste it. In honor of this ‘new’ study, these amazing revelations of knowledge, we bring to you our Boca Beth Senses song from our third bilingual music CD for children and Lesson Fun from our Educator’s Club that costs less than 5 cents per day!

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

Want the fun and FREE language cards to go along with this song and its lesson? Comment back with your e-mail included or simply e-mail me at bocabeth@msn.com and I will e-mail these FREE downloadable cards ASAP to get the bilingual fun going in Spanish and English.

“We Have Senses”
(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 are the fun curriculum lesson suggestions if you would like them – straight from an Educator’s Club issue:

Senses/Sentidos (song #8 on Sing Along With Boca Beth CD)

If you found a hand mitt/glove with the different body parts from our “My First

Songs in Spanish” CD song called “Where is My . . . ?” you can use that same prop for this

song. Many educational supply catalogs carry a hand mitt with Velcro

attachments of the five senses. Ask the children to gently point to their eyes

for seeing, their ears for hearing, their mouth for tasting, their nose for

smelling and then give them high fives for their hands up for touching. They

love that you incorporate movement and interaction with the “Give me

cinco/Give me five” fun!

Science with the Senses:

Smelly Volcanoes..

A really fun science activity for the five senses is to make smelly volcanoes. Here is what

you will need to get started:

Kool-aid (already in pitchers, mixed up, use different flavors for different colors)

Baking soda

White vinegar

Eye droppers

Clear glass or plastic containers for easy viewing

First add different colored Kool-aid to the dry baking soda that is heaped in a

volcano-looking pile inside different clear containers. This gives colors (sense of

sight) and a pretty good smell (sense of smell). Then add the white vinegar by

eyedroppers, and the children can see the chemical reaction (sense of sight) and hear

the dry compound turn into a liquid and then a gas (sense of hearing). As a child

explores by touching the liquid/bubbles/dry ingredients, the (sense of touch) will be

used. The (sense of taste) is not recommended!

Child Having Fun in a Boca Beth Bilingual T-Shirt Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

God Is My Friend / Dios es mi amigo … Finding the Joy in the Lord as a Bilingual Preschool Age Child

November 25th, 2007

This morning’ s sermon from Pastor Willy Rice of Calvary Baptist Church in Clearwater, Florida was the 4th in a series of messages about keeping your faith and holding on to the true greatness and goodness of God while all else seems to be falling apart around you.

Pastor so inspires me, and I am so thankful that my sister brought me to this church well over a year ago to experience a true relationship with the Lord.  It is because of this newfound love and joy that I wrote the songs for our new Sing Praise for Children/Canta la alabanza para los niños Boca Beth CD and would love to share one of my favorite songs from that CD today.

Sing Praise for Children Boca Beth CD  *****$1 from every sale of this CD is donated to World Mission Outreach Efforts.*****

“Jesus Always Sees You/Jesús te ve siempre”
(sung to the tune of “Yankee Doodle”)

When you smile and share your toys
Jesus always sees you.
Cuando compartes tus juguetes
Jesús te ve siempre.
(chorus) Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,
We sing your praises
(coro) Santo, Santo Señor,
Cantamos tus alabanzas.

When you help around the house
Jesus always sees you.
Cuando ayudas en la casa
Jesús te ve siempre.

(chorus) Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,
We sing your praises.
(coro) Santo, Santo Señor,
Cantamos tus alabanzas.

When you’re kind to someone
Jesus always sees you.
Cuando eres amable
Jesús te ve siempre.

(chorus) Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,
We sing your praises.
(coro) Santo, Santo Señor,
Cantamos tus alabanzas

*** I recall performing this song for the first time and wondering how I could bring the song to life for the more than 300 children in attendance.  I got out a child’s toy and shared it with several children in the audience, I found a play broom and dust pan from the housekeeping area of the preschool and pretended to be cleaning, and I turned to the teachers around the room to be kind to with and presented a flower to them. ***

Bring this song to life for the children in your life today and sing about how Jesus is always watching and smiling as we create our own world of goodness here in Earth and find joy in our lives and in our hearts. 

Hold onto this feeling of joy this Holiday season and beyond!!!  Rejoice in Him!!!

E-mail me at bocabeth@msn.com for a FREE MP3 version of this very upbeat and easy to learn Spanish and English song for young children.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth