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Beginnings, Middles, and Endings

Interspersing familiar rhymes in a program is a great way to help children and adults regain focus, unite the group and prepare everyone for instructions or the next activity. Here … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bi-Lingual Rhymes

Bi-lingual rhyme sheet Clicking on the above link will take you to a PDF with text for the following nursery rhymes: La araña pequeñita / Itsy Bitsy Spider Baa Baa … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Penguins y Pingüinos

What’s black and white and read all over?  Penguins!   Ok, enough with the terrible jokes.  Here’s enough stuff to keep your little tots waddling along through the long cold … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Destination?

Bring a multi-cultural aspect to your programming repertoire by creating destination programs.  Follow the simple rubric and tips below and you will  have a  successful program every time.   Where … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hidey Rhymes

The hidey rhyme …   a simple guessing game based off the concept of Doggy, Doggy Where’s Your Bone. Ridiculously easy, but kids (and even some adults!) can’t get enough … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Giving Thanks

 Short of writing your own, finding Spanish language materials that represent your average American kid celebrating Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas  can be pretty challenging.  Exploring the themes of thankfulness, caring, … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Moncho Y La Mancha (Spots!)

      Moncho y La Mancha by Kiko Dasilva (ISBN: 978-84-8464-078-3)  is a delightful story about a young artist who receives a box of paints for his eighth birthday, draws … Continue reading

November 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Día de los Muertos

A favorite program to do each year.  What is so wonderful about this holiday is that it really is a joyous celebration of loved ones who have departed and a … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

El Otoño Ya Llego

We started with this simple rhyme that I wrote: Las Hojas Están Cayendo (To the tune of London Bridge) Las hojas están cayendo Están girando Están moviendo Las hojas están … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

El Zorrito

Zorros!  Who doesn’t like foxes? This is a great song by Ylvis that is all the rage — it’s not in Spanish, but it is a great adult song that … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment
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