The biggest challenge so far is finding good books for a wide age range, good translations, and/or original stories. This is a drop in program open to families with children under 7 years of age, so I never know who is going to join us. So far I have had 6-7 families joining us for each story time, all speaking Spanish to some degree. This month we spent most of our time speaking Spanish and sharing our favorite colors, asking how we can mix colors, and remembering how to ask "what is your name?"
This month I read Spanish versions of
Our opening song is a translation of my "Everybody Says..."
Todos decimos Uno, los cuentos van a empezar
Todos decimos Dos, mueve los hombros y ensena los zapatos
Todos decimos Tres, vamos a escuchar
Todos decimos Cuatro, y ahora nos sentamos
We listened to songs from My First Songs in Spanish by Beth Butlet. Hello Friend and I See Colors, both lyrics are in Spanish & English, which is fun and easier to follow but makes the songs a bit long.
Our closing song is
Colorin, Colorado Colorin, Colorado
This story is over, Este cuento se ha acabado
And if you liked this story Y si este cuento les gusto
Tomorrow I’ll tell you another! Manana les cuento otro!
I choose water colors & crayons for our craft after reading Colores which has beautiful watercolors accompanying the short poems.