(Ten Little Fingers) and other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America
By Jose-Luis Orozco
More than 30 finger rhymes and action songs. Beautifully illustrated book in paperback. Wide variety of material, from traditional to new, silly to dulcet, special day to everyday. Most are from Mexico, Latin America, and Spain, and some are by the author.
Some rhymes can be sung in groups as a game or call-and-response. Each entry offers lyrics in Spanish and English, background notes, and simple pictographs that show children how to move. Includes melody line, piano, and guitar chords.
For pre-K to grade 5.
Diez Deditos - 10 Little Fingers (fingerplay song), Tengo Manita - I Have a Little Hand (rhyme), San Severino - San Severino (Puerto Rico), Si Se Puede - Yes I Can (poem with actions), Vamos a Cantar - Let's Sing (Orozco), Sun Sun Ba Ba e - Sun Sun Ba Ba e (Mexico, Brazil, Cuba), Debajo del Boton - Under a Button, Una Rata Vieja - Pancha the Old Rat (traditional), Pimpon - Pimpon (Mexico), Juanito - Little Johnny, La Puga de San Jose - The Flea Market of San Jose (Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Mexico), Mi Familia - My Family (Latin American fingerplay), Este Chiquito y Bonito - This One Is Little & Pretty (fingerplay), Cuando Vayas al Mercado - When You Go to the Marketplace (tickling rhyme), Tortillitas - Corn Tortillas (clapping rhyme), Este Compro un Huevito - This One Bought a Little Egg (finger rhyme), Que Llueva - Bring the Rain (Spain), Mi Gallo - My Rooster (traditional Latin American), Las Casa de Pena - Mrs. Blue Sky (Mexico), Campana sobre campana - Christmas Bells (Latin America), Mi Conejito - My Easter Bunny (adaptation of Mexican song), La Pata - The Duck, Cinco Pollitos - 5 Little Chickies (rhyme), La Tia Monica - My Aunt Monica (Mexico, Chile, Southwest), Aserrin Aserran - Aserrin Aserran, Las Horas - The Hours, La Raspa - Mexican Dance (traditional Mexcian song), Las Ruedas del Camion - The Wheels on the Bus, Tan Tan - Knock Knock (finger rhyme), Pulgarcito - Where Is Thumbkin, En Nuestra Tierra Tan Linda - On Our Beautiful Planet Earth, Cohetes - Fireworks (hand play piece), De San Francisco Vengo - I Come From San Francisco (Mexico), Adios Amigos - Good-bye My Friends (call & response song to the tune of "Frere Jacques").
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