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?