Uni Verse of Song: Spanish

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Excellent Spanish/English sing-along.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is an excellent tool for familiarizing children with the Spanish language. Spanish and English phrases are intermixed, allowing children to make the immediate connection between the two languages. All lyrics (in both languages) are included, providing a valuable teaching tool. Individual word translations are also provided.

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What's the story?

This cheery collection features bilingual renditions of well-known children's favorites. \"She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain\" is rousing, and the repetition makes it perfect for learning. The entertaining \"If You're Happy and You Know It\" involves children both physically and verbally. \"La Bamba\" is a singable, danceable ditty that gives kids the chance to learn the English words to a familiar Spanish-language tune.

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UNI VERSE OF SONG: SPANISH is a bilingual treat. Whether they're learning a second language or already bilingual, many kids will be thrilled with this delightful medley of silly songs. Bonus: Older siblings studying Spanish may not mind hearing this one around the house; it's good practice!

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  • Families can talk about what makes learning a different language from songs, television shows, and other forms of entertainment, so much fun.

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:July 20, 1999
Label:Music for Little People
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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