Cinco de Mayo is coming up and I hope you’re all planning on celebrating! Of course, it’s great to share Spanish songs all year round, but you may be searching for easy, age- appropriate Spanish songs for your preschool class to celebrate the holiday.
One of my favorite sources for early-childhood Spanish music is the Spanish band called Grupo Encanto. Some of their songs are a bit complicated and wordy for young non-Spanish speakers, but a surprising number of songs are very accessible. You can see the video of one of my favorites, “Con Mi Dedito,” here. In this song, fingers, feet, and heads take turns at saying “si si” and “no no” and then hiding. Very simple – even toddlers will easily learn the motions and enjoy the song.
My other favorite is “Para Dormir Un Elefante,” about trying to get an elephant to go to sleep! Older children, 4’s and 5’s, realy like this one.
I hope you’ll have fun with Grupo Encanto’s excellent music for children, and have a Cinco de Mayo fantastico!