I have been familiarising myself with Spanish language nursery rhymes and songs to sing with S at home. I now have a good collection of resources so I printed out the lyrics of the songs so we could sing them together….. along with the Jose-Luis Orozco books I bought.
However the paper sheets of lyrics were quickly being ripped to shreds; I was afraid the same rough treatment would ruin my lovely new books. I also found it hard to hold onto pieces of paper or books while doing clapping rhyme or action songs with S sitting on my knee! Solution…. wall charts! A hands-free, toddler-safe singing solution!
We have an nursery rhyme wall chart in English from BookStart, a national programme to encourage reading and literacy. I stuck it up in the kitchen and S always points to it as we go by, so we stop and have a little sing. I wanted to recreate this with some Spanish songs. I had a look online but couldn’t find what I wanted so I decided to make my own.
After a lot of cutting and sticking and colouring – this was the result.
Have you made any home-made wall charts? Have they been popular? Have they helped keep the minority language alive?
8 responses to “Making Nursery Rhyme Wall charts”
This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it. I am going to try to find some time to do something like this for nursery rhymes in English.
Thanks Stephen, glad you liked it. I found quite a few English nursery rhyme wall charts online for sale here if you are looking for inspiration!
What a great idea to use wall charts for nursery rhymes. Now if I had the time to make them! 🙂 Thank you for submitting this post to last month’s multilingual carnival! http://discoveringtheworldthroughmysonseyes.blogspot.com/2013/10/raising-multilingual-children-blogging.html
Thanks. Glad you liked it. We are using them a lot now! He’s got used to where they are and has starting pointing at the Spanish ones as well as the English ones too! Result!
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They look great! You should set up a little shop on Etsy or something. On a completely different subject, I am very excited because a Mexican daddy from school told me there’s a genuine “taste of Mexico” taco place in the centre of Madrid, where tacos cost a euro a pop! Must. Have. Mexican. Fix. xx
Great to know you’ve got an authentic Mexican taqueria – they are few and far between! Glad you liked my wall charts. I hadn’t thought of selling them… maybe one day!
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