Author Archives: Joanna Seich

When is the best time to start exposing children to a second language?

As early as possible!  As early as pregnancy, babies benefit from hearing a second language.   Here’s the evidence: Babies recognize the differences between languages within hours after birth! Research shows that babies learn the rhythm and intonation of the language or languages that their mother speaks while pregnant.  Amazingly, babies can distinguish their mother’s language […]

“BUENOS DÍAS AMIGUITOS”

Welcome kids to the classroom with BUENOS DÍAS, AMIGUITOS. This lively call-and-response Spanish children’s song teaches the Spanish words for greetings and weather. Children learn the Spanish words for sunny, rainy, cold, and hot as they sing along. No matter what the weather, they are always ¡muy bien! The song, performed by Ileana Pérez, is from […]

A Musical Celebration of the Spanish-Speaking World for Kids

The Newest Title in Award-Winning Series – “¡BUENOS DÍAS! – Spanish Learning Songs” Glen Echo, Maryland, October 6, 2020–Learning Spanish has never been more fun — thanks to Whistlefritz’s Spanish for Kids series of award-winning, language-learning programs for kids, and its latest music album release, ¡BUENOS DÍAS! – Spanish Learning Songs.   ¡BUENOS DÍAS! is a tour de force celebration of the vibrant […]

“DUÉRMETE MI NIÑA” (Go to Sleep, My Little Girl)

DUÉRMETE MI NIÑA is one of the best-known and most beloved lullabies in the Spanish-speaking world. Ileana Pérez performs the song in a clear, lilting soprano that immediately transports kids (and grown-ups!) to an oasis of calm and tranquility. The song is from the Whistlefritz CD ¡BUENOS DÍAS! Song “DUÉRMETE MI NIÑA” from the Whistlefritz CD […]

“HAGAMOS MÚSICA” (Let’s Make Music)

Maracas, clave, campana, guiro, and trumpet are just a few of the instruments featured in this lively salsa song that teaches the Spanish names and sounds of instruments.  Music, music, let’s make music!  The song, written by Jorge Anaya and performed by Ileana Pérez and Max Rosado, features solos by Didier Prossaird (piano), Coco Barez […]

MI OSITO (My Teddy Bear)

Where is my teddy bear? This light-hearted song – MI OSITO – takes kids on a tour through different rooms of the house encountering members of the family as they search for the missing teddy bear. “MI OSITO” teaches the Spanish words for rooms of the house and family members. The song, performed by Ileana […]

“SE HABLA ESPAÑOL” (People Speak Spanish)

People speak Spanish everywhere! This catchy reggae call-and-response song — SE HABLA ESPAÑOL — teaches the names of all “official” Spanish-speaking countries plus the country with the second-highest number of Spanish speakers in the world. (Can you guess which one it is?) The song, is from Whistlefritz’s CD ¡BUENOS DÍAS! and will be featured in […]

“BUENOS DÍAS AMIGUITOS” (Good Day, Little Friends)

Welcome kids to the classroom with BUENOS DÍAS, AMIGUITOS. This lively call-and-response Spanish children’s song that teaches the Spanish words for greetings and weather. Children learn the Spanish words for sunny, rainy, cold, and hot as they sing along. No matter what the weather, they are always ¡muy bien! The song, performed by Ileana Pérez, […]

“DÍA DE LA MADRE” (Mother’s Day)

This Spanish Mother’s Day song — DÍA DE LA MADRE — is a perfect sing-along for young children and school classes to celebrate Mother’s Day. The song teaches children Spanish words for things mothers do for their children as well as typical Mother’s Day gifts. The beautiful sentiment expressed in the song is a fitting […]

“CASCARONES” (Eggshells)

Making cascarones is an exciting and colorful Mexican tradition at Easter. Eggshells are emptied, filled with confetti, and covered with tissue paper. But that’s just where the fun starts. Once ready, kids can break the shells on their playmates, showering them with confetti. This Spanish song for kids – CASCARONES – teaches how cascarones are […]