Grandpa's Glasses / Los lentes de mis abuelitos

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008, 9:34 am

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Whether this rhyme in said in English or Español (Spanish), it is a fun way to learn a little bit of etiquette.

One way to help your child gain early literacy skills is to share with him or her your favorite rhymes, songs and stories in your own language. Try this for a nice calming rhyme.

These are Grandpa's glasses.
(Form circles with your fingers like they are glasses)
This is Grandma's hat.
(Make a hat above your head with your hands)
This is the way we fold our hands
(Fold hands.)
And place them in our lap.
(Put them in your lap.)

Éstos son los lentes de mis abuelitos.
(Haz lentes con tus dedos.)
Éstos son los sombreros de mis abuelitos.
(Cúbrete la cabeza.)
Así es como dobla sus manos
(Dobla tus manos y colócalas sobre tus piernas.)
y las pone en su regazo.

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills. Sharing fun rhymes and stories with your child will help develop an interest in and enjoyment of books and reading. Kids often enjoy books and rhymes more when they have ways to interact with the story. Look for books or rhymes or songs that have repeated phrases, hand or body motions, or opportunities for kids to say animal sounds.

Worthington Libraries has children's books in the following languages: Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish. If you need help finding books in our International Collection, please ask a librarian for assistance.

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