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A La Rueda, Rueda



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A La Rueda, Rueda
Traditional Latin American Folk Songs for Children
Collected and edited by Mirna Y. Cabrera and Martha E. Esquenazi
Book and CD
64 pages

Singing songs and playing games are a fundamental part of a child's life. Experience Hispanic-American heritage and traditions with this well-crafted collection of children's folksongs.

Playfully illustrated with original Uruguayan art, this collection for early childhood through the elementary grades features page-after-page of singable melodies and game instructions with their cultural background. The collected songs will appeal to a wide audience, whether or not you can read music, speak Spanish, or in the case of small children, read at all. English translations, a pronunciation guide and curricular indices are included. The enclosed CD provides quality demonstration recordings of children singing the songs unaccompanied, as they are traditionally performed. Lullabies are sung by adults.

Each of the 34 songs comes from a primary source - personal recollection or fieldwork transcriptions. Songs are notated on a single-staff score with an analysis of the scale it contains. An introductory paragraph provides historical and cultural context for each song along with an explanation of each activity or game.  A literal English translation of the verses as well as a Spanish-language pronunciation guide is included. The teaching strategies and objectives are from Kodaly Today (item 830843) by Micheal Houlahan and Philip Tacka.

Perfect for school or home, this collection provides parents and teachers with all the necessary tools for teaching the basic elements of music and Hispanic culture.

For grades PreK - 6.


Child Play: Patito patito, Aserrin aserran, Dale a la mocita, Mueve la pata, Los cinco deditos, La calabacita, Manola

Lullabies: Rau rau rau, Los pollitos, Duermete mi nino, Senora Santana, Si este nino se durmiera

Songs Just For Fun: Sal solcito, Que Ilueva!, Yo tenia diez perritos, El conejo, Cucu cantaba la rana, Estaba la caravela, La curcaracha, Calle de calles, Los seis paticos, Alegre canta el burro

Romances: Las hijas de Merino, Mambru, Las senas del esposo

Singing Games: Debajo del puente, El perrito goloso, A la rueda rueda, Juan Pirulero, La cojita, Los unidos, Don Piruli, Arroz con leche, La Marisola


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What countries are represented in this book?
Julie J on Jun 24, 2014
Best Answer: Most of the 34 songs in the book are from Cuba (although they usually give a bit of information about other variants from other places). There are also a few songs from Peru and Spanish-speaking parts of Texas.
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