Category Archives: Back To School — Spanish Songs

“¿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 […]


How are you? Great! Let’s play! Okay. Not well. Sleepy. Better. This playful Spanish children’s song — “¿CÓMO ESTÁS?” — teaches children different emotions and responses to the question “How are you?” in Spanish. Children can act out the different responses along with the song, then role-play their own responses afterwards. This light-hearted song, performed […]


The leaves are changing. It’s time to go back to school. It’s autumn! What a beautiful season! This catchy Spanish children’s song –“EL OTOÑO” — teaches Spanish vocabulary associated with autumn. A great sing-a-long for all ages. The song, performed by Ileana Pérez, is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL — Spanish Learning Songs. Song “EL […]


“LOS DÍAS DE LA SEMANA” is a fun, action-oriented song that teaches the days of the week in Spanish. The song begins on Monday with children putting their hands up in the air. On Tuesday, they hop on one foot, then put their hands in the air. And so on and so forth, as each […]


This Spanish version of the American classic “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” teaches the names and sounds of barnyard animals in Spanish. From ducks and donkeys to pigs and roosters, children will enjoy singing along in Spanish to a familiar tune. The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, is from Whistlefritz’s CD ¡SABOR! – Spanish Learning […]


Like the English folksong, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”, this traditional Spanish children’s song – “VENGAN A VER MI GRANJA” – teaches children the different animals that live on a farm and the sounds they make. The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, is from Whistlefritz’s CD ¡A BAILAR! – Spanish Learning Songs. The scene is […]


How many elephants can fit on a spider’s web? We’ll see! This fun, traditional Spanish children’s song teaches children Spanish numbers from 1 to 10. With each new verse, children add another elephant to the spider’s web and see if it will hold. The song “LOS ELEFANTES,” performed by Jorge Anaya, is from the Whistlefritz […]

“LOS DEDITOS” (The Fingers)

This bouncy, interactive Spanish children’s song teaches Spanish numbers from 1 to 10. The video clip appears in Whistlefritz’s language immersion video Spanish for Kids: VAMOS A JUGAR.  The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD ¡A BAILAR!  Song “LOS DEDITOS” from the Whistlefritz CD ¡A BAILAR! Video from the Whistlefritz video VAMOS A JUGAR. LOS DEDITOS (The […]


This high-energy, interactive song “EL BAILE DE LAS MANOS” teaches kids Spanish vocabulary for positional words (ex: in front of, behind, on the side, etc.).  Kids use their gross motor skills to act out different Spanish positional words — in front of, behind, above, below — all to lively Latin music.  The video clip appears […]