Children’s Songs to Learn Spanish Through Playing Rondas Infantiles

As a mom raising bilingual children I’m always looking for fun ways to reinforce language learning in my house. We all know that kids learn best through play and since I have the toddler at home who is really favoring English most of the time, I really have to double down on the fun part to encourage him to practice more. Having a great playlist with  children’s songs to learn Spanish that you can use to sing and play with your kids to make the learning totally divertido.childrens-songs-to-learn-spanish

Traditional rondas infantiles (playground game song) are a big part of the list of children’s songs to learn Spanish that we use at home to reinforce the practice of the language in our home and take advantage that my other kids are in school and I can have more time exclusively with the little one and do so exclusively in Spanish.

The rondas infantiles are very popular in Latin America and their origin is directly linked to religious rituals that go back to the stone age. I love getting the kids playing rondas infantiles because it is one of those things I grew up with, playing outdoors with the neighborhood kids, and that we don’t see much nowadays. That’s why using children’s songs to learn Spanish not only provide the language acquisition part, but they include the cultural element that is also very important.

My older kids have learned many playground game songs while playing in school with their friends, but they are mostly in English, so I love to preserve those traditional games I learned as a kid, and teaching them part of their cultural heritage. If you don’t have any music in Spanish, don’t worry, YouTube has a wide range of children’s songs to learn Spanish available, and many of them even provide the lyrics, so you can learn them well enough to practice with your children.childrens-songs-to-learn-spanish-b


My Favorite 5 Children’s Songs to Learn Spanish

We know that playground games songs are fun and educational, and using them to practice and learn Spanish will make them even better. Let’s go, sing along!


El Baile de la Caraqueña

Es el baile de la caraqueña

Es un baile muy disimulado

Poniendo la rodilla en el suelo

Todo el mundo se queda mirando

Caracolito de la mar

Que te quedaste sin bailar

Es el baile de la caraqueña

Es un baile muy disimulado

Da la vuelta, la vuelta María

Que este baile se baila así

Que este baile se baila de espalda

Remenea, remenea la falda

Remenea, remenea los brazos

Todo el mundo se queda admirado

Caracolito de la mar

Que te quedaste sin bailar

Matarile

Ambos a dos,

Matarile, rile, rile.

Ambos a dos,

Matarile, rile, rile.

Qué quiere usted,

Matarile, rile, rile.

Qué quiere usted,

Matarile, rile, ron.

Yo quiero un paje,

Matarile, rile, rile.

Yo quiero un paje,

Matarile, rile, ron.

Qué paje será ese

Matarile, rile, rile.

Qué paje será ese

Matarile, rile, ron.

Escoja usted,

Matarile, rile, rile.

Escoja usted,

Matarile, rile, ron.

Yo quiero a Mari

Matarile, rile, rile.

Yo quiero a Mari

Matarile, rile, ron.

Qué le va usted a regalar

Matarile, rile, rile.

Qué le va usted a regalar

Matarile, rile, ron.

Un pañuelo muy bonito,

Matarile, rile, rile.

Un pañuelo muy bonito,

Matarile, rile, ron.

Yo quiero bautizarla

Matarile, rile, rile.

Yo quiero bautizarla

Matarile, rile, ron.

Qué nombre le pondremos

Matarile, rile, rile.

Qué nombre le pondremos

Matarile, rile, ron.

Le pondremos la gordita

Matarile, rile, rile.

Le pondremos la gordita

Matarile, rile, ron.

Ése nombre no me gusta

Matarile, rile, rile.

Ése nombre no me gusta

Matarile, rile, ron.

Le pondremos la princesa

Matarile, rile, rile.

Le pondremos la princesa

Matarile, rile, ron.

Ése nombre si me gusta

Matarile, rile, rile.

Ése nombre si me gusta

Matarile, rile, ron.

Aquí tiene usted su paje,

Matarile, rile, rile.

Aquí tiene usted su paje,

Matarile, rile, ron.


Brinca la Tablita

Brinca la tablita

Ya yo la brinqué

Bríncala tu ahora

Que yo me cansé

Dos y dos son cuatro

Cuatro y dos son seis

Seis y dos son ocho

Y ocho, dieciséis

Brinca la tablita

Ya yo la brinqué

Bríncala tu ahora

Que yo me cansé

Dos y dos son cuatro

Cuatro y dos son seis

Seis y dos son ocho

Y ocho, dieciséis

Que Pase La Señorita

Que pase la señorita

Cuidado con la de atrás

Que tiene las orejitas

Igual que un alcatraz

Tras, tras, tras

Tras, tras, tras

Que pase la señorita

Cuidado con la de atrás

Que tiene las orejitas

Igual que un alcatraz

Tras, tras, tras

La de atrás se quedará

Comiendo batata asá, ¡sá, sá!

 

Arroz Con Leche

Arroz con leche,

se quiere casar

con una viudita de la capital

que sepa tejer,

que sepa bordar

que ponga la aguja

en el mismo lugar

Contigo sí

Contigo no

Contigo mi vida

Me casaré yo

 

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