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Spanish Rhyme/ Rima en Espanol

Here is one that I learned when I was rather young, while visiting some friends in Latin America:

Los pollitos dicen "pio, pio, pio"
Cuando tienen hambre (touch tummy)
Cuando tienen frio (shiver)
La gallina busca el maiz y el trigo (with two fingers like a beak, peck ground)
Les da la comida (touch mouth)
Y les presta abrigo (imitate putting chicks under wings)
Accurucaditos bajo las dos alas (ruffle wings/ feathers as a bird would)
hasta el otro dia duermen los pollitos (motion sleeping)

translatiion: (translation is for mama's understanding only - RESIST temptation to translate for your child, even when they ask.  It would be better to demonstrate an item then to verbally translate it.)

the little chicks say, peep, peep. peep
when they are hungry
when they are cold
the hen looks for corn and wheat
she gives them food
and she keeps them warm
huddling under her wings
they sleep until the next day.


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