Author Archives: Joanna Seich

“AL SUPERMERCADO”

A trip to the supermarket has never been so much fun! This lively, New Orleans-style song feels like a parade as it teaches children Spanish words for different types of foods. The song, performed by Ileana Pérez, is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL — Spanish Learning Songs. Song “AL SUPERMERCADO” from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. […]

“DEBAJO UN BOTÓN”

Under a button that Martin found, there was a tiny, little mouse. Infused with the rhythm of the Congo, this soukous arrangement is an exciting new musical twist on the beloved traditional Spanish children’s song — “DEBAJO UN BOTÓN.” Kids will love singing the percussive repetition of the last syllable of each line in the […]

“QUAND JE SERAI GRAND”

What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor, a nurse, a conductor, an astronaut, a magician! This engaging children’s song teaches different jobs in French. It’s also a great opportunity to play dress up. The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD ALLONS DANSER! Song “QUAND JE SERAI GRAND” from the Whistlefritz CD […]

“LA GRENOUILLE REINETTE”

This fun, whimsical song by French composer, Didier Prossaird, features a festive dancing frog named Reinette.   Children happily imitate the movements of Reinette, learning parts of the body and action words along the way. The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD ALLONS DANSER! Song “LA GRENOUILLE REINETTE” from the Whistlefritz CD ALLONS DANSER! LA GRENOUILLE REINETTE […]

“EN HAUT, EN BAS”

The best way to learn a language is to incorporate as many senses as possible in the learning process. Whether playing with a parachute or engaging in other gross motor activities, this song helps children make a physical connection with the French positional words “up” and “down.”   The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD ALLONS DANSER! […]

“LA BARBICHETTE”

Don’t giggle! This traditional French folksong is a fun musical game that begins with two kids holding each other’s goatees and staring at each other. The first one to laugh loses. Laughter is infectious as the players hold different parts of each other’s faces while trying to coax their partner into a smile or giggle. […]

“LA BARBITA”

Don’t giggle! This fun musical game begins with two kids holding each other’s goatees and staring at each other. The first one to laugh loses. Laughter is infectious as the players hold different parts of each other’s faces while trying to coax their partner into a smile or giggle. The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, […]

“SUR LE PONT D’AVIGNON”

This beloved traditional French folksong gives children a perfect opportunity to dress up and take part in the action, whether as a cook, carpenter, singer, police officer, conductor, musician, gentleman, lady, or child. The diverse members of the community all dance together on the famous bridge of Avignon teaching the French words for different jobs. […]

“EN EL PUENTE DE AVIÑÓN”

This irresistibly catchy song gives children a perfect opportunity to dress up and take part in the action, whether as a cook, carpenter, singer, police officer, conductor, musician, gentleman, lady, or child. The diverse members of the community all dance together on the famous bridge of Aviñón teaching the Spanish words for different jobs. The […]

“PROMENONS NOUS DANS LES BOIS”

Here comes the wolf! In this traditional French song and game, kids are going for a walk in the woods, but they have to be careful. If The Wolf is in the woods, he’ll eat them. So, kids cautiously take turns asking The Wolf what he’s doing to make sure they’ll be safe.   As long […]