Where is Thumbkin / ¿Dónde está Pulgarcito?

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2008, 10:10 am

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Whether this song is sung in English or Español (Spanish), one thing seems clear: thumbs are very polite!

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. Where Is Thumbkin? / ¿Dónde está Pulgarcito? is a rhyme that babies love. It's a form of hide and seek that you can play anytime anywhere: at doctor's offices, while waiting in line at the grocery store, or just before bedtime.

English:

Where is Thumbkin? Where is Thumbkin?
(Place hands behind back.)

Here I am. Here I am.
(Bring out right thumb, then left.)

How are you today, sir?
(Bend right thumb.)

Very well, I thank you.
(Bend left thumb.)

Run away. Run away.
(Put right thumb behind back, then left thumb behind back.)

Español:

Pulgarcito, Pulgarcito, ¿Dónde estás?
(Coloca tus manos detrás de ti.)

¡Aqui estoy!, ¡aqui estoy!
(Muestra primero el dedito derecho y luego el izquierdo.)

¿Como estás, hoy?
(Dobla tu dedito de la mano derecha.)

Muy bien, gracias.
(Dobla tu dedito de la mano izquierda.)

Ya me voy. Ya me voy.
(Pon tu dedito de la mano derecha detrás de ti, y luego el del la mano izquierda.)

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills. Songs like Where Is Thumbkin? help kids learn because music makes it easier for them to hear the small parts that make up words.

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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