Category Archives: Song of the Week (Spanish)

“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 […]

“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 […]

“DUÉRMETE MI NIÑO” (Go to Sleep, My Little Boy)

DUÉRMETE MI NIÑO 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 NIÑO” from the Whistlefritz […]

“DÍA DE SAN VALENTIN” (Valentine’s Day)

A kiss, a hug, a present, an “I love you”. It’s Valentine’s Day! This sing-along Spanish Valentine’s Day song – DÍA DE SAN VALENTIN – teaches kids many Spanish words associated with Valentine’s Day. The song, performed by Ileana Pérez, is from Whistlefritz’s CD ¡BUENOS DÍAS! Song “DÍA DE SAN VALENTIN” from the Whistlefritz CD […]

“¿CÓMO SE LLAMA LA LLAMA?” (What’s the Llama’s Name?)

It’s the first day of school in the animal classroom and the teacher asks each student their name. This lively merengue song – ¿CÓMO SE LLAMA LA LLAMA? – teaches kids how to say “What’s your name?” “What’s his/her name?” and “His/her name is…” Kids also learn the names of animals from Latin America – […]

“ARBOLITO DE PERÚ” (Little Tree from Peru)

This cheerful reggae song – ARBOLITO DE PERÚ – sets to music the traditional Spanish children’s rhyme. The song teaches vowels, common Spanish names, and the question “What’s your name?” and response “My name is…” The song, performed by Jorge Anaya and Ileana Pérez, is from Whistlefritz’s CD ¡BUENOS DÍAS! Song “ARBOLITO DE PERÚ” from […]