¡Hola! I hope you’re having a great week! Aren’t you loving it? El sol is shining until past dinner time, and even though it’s still cold, it really starts to feel like Spring (¡primavera!).
I’m happy to share with you the playlist we use for our classes. We have few songs that are our favorites, such as “Witzy Witzy Araña”, “Dos manitas, diez deditos” and “1, 2, 3”. In this playlist, you’ll find many more songs that are very popular in all Latin America and Spain.
One of my favorite examples of regional differences are the different Spanish versions of “Ring Around the Rosie”. Sometimes I get nostalgic and I like to play “A la rueda de San Miguel”, what I used to play when I was little back in Mexico. Most of the times, we do “A la rueda, rueda”, which is very popular in Colombia, Venezuela and other regions in Latin America. And other times, we play to the tune of “Al corro de la patata”, from Spain. I love to use that song to teach fruits and vegetables!
Shout out to our Spanish-speaking friends, nannies, and moms who have helped to increase this playlist to have a bit of their culture at our Toc Toc classes. It’s great to see them singing, clapping and sharing with us the songs they grew up with.
Just a disclaimer: we don’t own the rights to the songs, all we did was to put our favorites on this free Spotify list for you and your kids to keep learning Spanish at home. We’ll be refreshing the list.
I hope you and your little ones enjoy the songs! Nos vemos!