Author Archives: Joanna Seich

“NOS VAMOS A ACAMPAR”

Everybody in the car! It’s time to go camping! But just when the journey is underway, the family realizes another item they forgot at home and needs to turn back. This lively Spanish children’s song — “NOS VAMOS A ACAMPAR” — teaches Spanish vocabulary for items associated with camping, like tents, flashlights, coolers, and sleeping […]

“¿DE DÓNDE ERES?”  

Where are you from? It’s impossible to sit still as this high-energy Spanish children’s song takes kids on a tour of Spanish-speaking countries from Argentina to Venezuela. The song — “¿DE DÓNDE ERES?” — teaches kids common Spanish names and the names of Spanish-speaking cities all to a pulsating soca beat. The song, performed by […]

“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. […]