Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The power of song!

I have been quite happy recently with my kid's progress in Spanish. I have caught my son talking on the phone with my mum saying more than the "Hola" and "Te quiero mucho, adios!" that he used to say before quickly passing on the phone to me with a "I did not understand anything she said" face.

But particularly, I have been happy with my daughter's recent singing,just singing. I keep finding her playing with her toy and happily singing some of the Spanish songs that she has been taught at Language Stars. Not only that, since we got their CD "Around the World with Language Stars" she has also started to sing in French!!!

It is quite funny to watch, however I need to be very quiet, as soon as she sees me, she stops. I guess she is still a bit shy.

There are two songs she seems to like, the Elephant (both in English and French) and one that is about being ill - It says something like this: "Achooo Oh Mama, no me siento bien"

The Elephant song is quite fun. It starts with one elephant balancing on a spider web, then as he sees he is not falling he calls a friend. Then the 2 call another friend and so on! you keep singing until you get tired and make the elephants fall out of the web!

I am quite fond of the elephant song as I use to sing it to my son when he was a baby and did not want to eat. I would start singing to him to distract him and would put mouthfuls of baby food in his mouth at the same time. For as long as I was singing we would eat!, some times there will be more than 20 elephants on that spider's web!!

I will keep playing the CD in the car as I want to learn some of the songs myself, but also so my baby girl can keep singing to me with her beautiful little voice.

BTW, if you want to hear the CD yourself, you can join my giveaway and you could be the lucky winner of one Around the World with Language Stars CD.

11 comments:

Maybelline ~ Naturalmente Mamá said...

La música puede hacer maravillas, así fue como aprendí el inglés yo. Me sentaba y traducía las canciones, luego las escuchaba una y otra vez hasta que me las aprendía. Para mi es un método maravilloso de aprendizaje..

Que cocinaste hoy? said...

That is exactly how I learned to speak English, my high school teacher used to make us sing songs, Billie Joel, Mariah Carey "hero", etc.. and I was amazed of how fast I would pick up the words. Now I use the same method with my 4 and 2 year old sons, we sing along Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and it is amazing to see how fast they learned their A, B C...

Janett-Cocinando/MisManualidades said...

la musica es algo simplemente sensacional, une gente como otra cosa no logra hacerlo! ademas de que se puede aprender o mejorar en un idioma

Karina ∞ consaboraKaFé said...

Mi mami siempre le cantaba a mis hijos en español y hasta ahora se acuerdan de esas canciones que todos crecimos escuchando. La música nos ayuda en todos los sentidos.

Cristina said...

Igual yo! Las canciones me ensenaron mucho vocabulario, que todavia recuerdo. Cuando escucho una palabra, muchas veces me recuerda a la cancion que la contiene. Ademas es la manera mas divertida de aprender.
Saludos desde California!

Eliana Tardio said...

si definitivamente la musica y el juego son dos instrumentos maravillosos para el desarrollo del lenguaje. Es increible como los ninos aprenden de las canciones y las grandes ventajas que ofrece el arte de jugar con las palabras y ponerle ritmo.. que lindo de verdad! y seguro que si , tienes que estar muy orgullosa y seguir poniendo la musica! feliz dia!

Helena said...

Un elefante se balanceaba sobre la tela de una arañaaaaaa como veia que resistia...fue a llamar otro elefanteeeeeee.... Ay! ahora voy a estar cantandola todo el día. Que chevere que les guste la musica ;) Besos

Oriana from Mommyhood's Diary said...

Es muy cierto amiga! la musica es una herramienta muy importante que podemos utilizar para muchos fines. Yo le canto a mi bebe todo el tiempo en español.
Un beso

Ahorrando Dolares said...

La idea de escuchar música en español es muy buena para niños que crecen en ambientes bilingües - Juanita

S. Yissele Gallo said...

Me encanta la música y que mejor si la usamos para aprender un idioma! Que buena iniciativa Carelys!

Namaste!
http://mamiholisticaygenial.blogspot.com/

Turismo Online México said...

La música traspasa fronteras, es el lenguaje del amor, es motivación, es relax, es el incentivo para conseguir tantas cosas! Gran nota!

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