Posts Tagged ‘bilingual lesson for kids’

Children Learn Two Languages with Animal Fun!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I See Animals / Veo animales … a really fun bilingual kids’ song off our Sing Along with Boca Beth / Canta con Boca Beth music CD is written to the melody of This Old Man.  Remember that the latest research is suggesting that using familiar melodies, beats that the children and you know and combining them with new lyrics in the target language PLUS the native language will allow for fun language acquisition and long term retention.

Enjoy this YouTube clip featuring the song and some animal fun!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiGNc7DHdRU

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

Teaching Children About the Weather in Spanish and English

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Here are the words to our bilingual kids song about The Weather/El tiempo off our Sing Along with Boca Beth Music CD:

“The Weather Song / La canción de tiempo”
(sung to the tune of “Eeensy Weensy Spider”)

It’s a sunny day
Es un día soleado
I see the sun
Veo el sol
The sun is yellow
El sol es Amarillo
The sun is bright
El sol es brillante.

It’s a cloudy day
Es un día nublado
There are many clouds 
Hay muchas nubes.
Look at the clouds!
Mira las nubes.
The clouds make it shady
Las nubes dan sombra.

It’s a rainy day
Es un día lluvioso
I see the rain.
Veo la lluvia.
We feel the rain
Sentimos la lluvia.
It feels good
Se siente bien. 

It’s a windy day 
Es un día ventoso
The wind blows fast.
El viento sopla rápido
Look at the leaves
Mira las hojas
I like the wind
Me gusta el viento.

 

Here are the suggested classroom/circle time activities to do with this song to bring the learning to life:

 

Great visual aids for the weather can be found in many teaching stores or online shops. Use the pictures and the words in both languages for this song. Choose one child to hold the picture of sunny, cloudy, rainy and windy. Then have other children hold the words up next to the corresponding picture for each weather word as you sing about it.  Another age-appropriate activity for the 4s and 5s would be to make weather pictures as the song plays, prompting them to draw about the particular verse being sung.  Then use their pictures to create a ‘Weather Bulletin Board’ that is bilingual!

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S. (Want to win the CD this Boca Beth bilingual song is on plus a couple of other really cool prizes?  Simply share your teaching idea for a unit on weather and/or the change of seasons and be entered to win a fun Boca Beth Prize Pack!  We will draw the winner’s name this Friday!)