Learning Spanish through Music and Lyrics

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Learning Spanish through music is one of my favorite ways to introduce Spanish to others. Music not only helps with auditory comprehension but can serve to reinforce reading skills through the use of song lyrics. 

The songs of 123 Andrés, a husband-wife Grammy award-winning duo, provide great examples for exposing children to the joys of reading. Billboard describes the pair as "A rockstar for little language learners". Their latest album, Una idea tengo yo, introduces little ones to the world of science. Whether or not parents are native Spanish speakers, they can follow along as well by checking out their website for examples of learning guides and main website for a sample video of the newest album. Their youtube channel also has more videos of their educational hits!

Another terrific album is the latest from grammy-nominated Jose Luis Orozco. What's unique about his music is that it helps promote good health as well as enjoyment. The most recent one, Muevete, features 18 original bilingual songs encouraging little ones to be active and exercise through dance and play. A helpful booklet with the song lyrics is included. Check out a recent interview with Mr. Orozco on the Good Stuff Kids podcast.  

Tell us how you use music to practice language in the comments either here or in our Facebook group, and be entered into a giveaway for one of the two new CDs entered. Two winners will be chosen after 11:59 p.m. on 7/12/20.