A Tune for Tuesday: “Meow Hou Hou”

“Meow Hou Hou” from the CD “Salsa for Kittens and Puppies” by Baby Loves Salsa available on iTunes I still remember when I first heard this delightful song – I was so excited! It’s not every day that I  come across a song that not only is easy for young children to sing (basically all […]

A Tune for Tuesday: “Cumbamba”

“Cumbamba” by Jose Conde on “Jazz Playground” CD by Putumayo I first discovered the music of Jose Conde on the unbelievably fabulous CD with the absolutely fabulous name of “Salsa for Kittens and Puppies.” (I’m sure I’ll be writing more about that later!) Conde is a Cuban-American composer and musician and this piece is just […]

A Tune for Tuesday: Mexican Hat Dance

Mexican Hat Dance from the CD “All-Time Favorite Dances” by Kimbo Educational The Mexican Hat Dance is an “all-time favorite dance” for a reason – it’s very catchy and has a  strong beat that’s fun for everybody to dance to, especially young children. The usual way the dance is performed, though, with feet kicking out […]

A Tune for Tuesday: “Un Pulpito” by Charlotte Diamond

“Un Pulpito” by Charlotte Diamond available on iTunes “Un Pulpito” is Charlotte Diamond’s Spanish version of her wonderful song “Slippery Fish.” I think it’s even more fun than the English version! In “Un Pulpito,” children use their hands to act the parts of a sardine, an octopus (pulpito), a tuna fish, a shark, and a whale. The […]