Whenever our library has Spanish storytimes, we bring in guests who are fluent in Spanish. I like to throw in some Spanish here and there though. This rhyme from Mamá Goose: A Latino Nursery Treasury/Un Tesoro de Rimas Infantiles by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy perfectly illustrates the richness of learning multiple languages. The English translation isn’t nearly as fun to say as the original Spanish!
Debajo de un botón, ton, ton,
que encontró Martín, tin, tin,
había un ratón, ton, ton.
Ay! que chiquitín, tin, tin.
Under a button, button, button
In Martin’s house, house, house,
He found a tiny, tiny, tiny
Hidden mouse, mouse, mouse.
One oversized button has been added to my Little Mouse in the House folder to use with this rhyme. In any language flannel pieces can reinforce new vocabulary in rhymes.
Finding Flannel Friday
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