I love talking to my baby in Spanish, but when it came time to singing him nursery rhymes, I realized I ONLY knew English nursery rhymes. I couldn’t sing one Spanish nursery rhyme to save my life (well, maybe only “Los Pollitos Dicen”). I tried to translate the English nursery rhymes myself, but that was a complete flop. For example, I mistakenly translated “the itsy, bitsy, spider went up the water spout” to “la araña pequeñita subio la alcantarilla,” which basically means the spider went up the sewer pipe … eww!
But luckily, I soon realized a DVD of English nursery rhymes I bought my son also had Spanish captions. Oh my excitement! And not only that, but it actually does a pretty good job of translating the songs. Here are 7 Spanish lyrics to some of my favorite English nursery rhymes. No more trying to make up your own lyrics!
What’s your favorite nursery rhyme?
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