Category Archives: Traditional Songs (Spanish)

MANZANITA DE PERÚ (Little Apple from Peru)

This amazing song takes the game MANZANITA DE PERÚ and sets it to magical Andean music.  Kids hear the traditional Andean instruments of the zampoñas and chajchas as they learn the Spanish words for numbers and the question “How old are you?” The song, performed by Ileana Pérez and Andrés Mallea of The Mystic Warriors, is […]


My donkey is sick! In this beloved Spanish folksong, the doctor treats the donkey’s different ailments from head to toe until the donkey is finally healthy. The song teaches Spanish words for parts of the body as well as how to say that something hurts. This country music version of the song is a lively […]

DEBAJO UN BOTÓN (Under a Button)

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 […]


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 […]


Have you ever heard of a boat too tiny to sail? That’s the case in this catchy, traditional Spanish children’s song. The song teaches children to count in Spanish as 1, 2, 3, ….7 weeks go by and still the tiny boat can’t sail. The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, is from Whistlefritz’s CD CHA, […]


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 […]


Time to get moving with this interactive song that teaches children Spanish words for parts of the body.  The video clip appears in Whistlefritz’s language immersion video VAMOS A JUGAR.  The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, is from Whistlefritz’s CD ¡A BAILAR! Song “LOS NIÑOS CUANDO BAILAN” from the Whistlefritz CD ¡A BAILAR!Video from the […]


Pío, pío, pío. The Spanish children’s folksong “LOS POLLITOS” is beloved throughout the entire Spanish-speaking world. “Los pollitos dicen: pío, pío, pío, cuando tienen hambre, cuando tienen frío. La mamá les busca el maíz y el trigo, les da su comida y les presta abrigo. Bajo sus dos alas acurrucaditos hasta el otro día duermen […]


This beautiful, traditional Spanish birthday song “LAS MAÑANITAS” is often sung in Spanish-speaking countries as an early morning serenade for the person celebrating a birthday. The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD ¡A BAILAR!  In this video clip, singer and composer, Jorge Anaya serenades Fritzi on his birthday. The clip appears in Whistlefritz’s language immersion video […]

QUE LLUEVA (Let It Rain)

It’s raining. It’s pouring. Why stay inside when it’s much more fun playing in the rain? This video clip from the Whistlefritz Spanish immersion video, LAS ESTACIONES, shows kids having a ball dancing, twirling umbrellas, jumping in puddles, splashing, and playing to “QUE LLUEVA,” a traditional Spanish song about rain.  The song, “QUE LLUEVA,” is […]