Taller, Smaller / Altísimo, pequeñísimo

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2008, 10:04 am

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Whether you say this rhyme in English or Español (Spanish), use big gestures to help convey the concept of size to your child.

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. Taller, Smaller / Altísimo, pequeñísimo is an action rhyme that helps kids understand the concept of tall and small.

English: Suit actions to the words.

When I stretch, stretch, stretch, I am so tall;
When I squat down, down, down, I am so small.
Taller, taller, taller, taller,
Smaller, smaller, smaller, smaller,
Into a teeny tiny ball.

Español: Haga lo que las palabras sugieren.

Cuando me estiro, me siento alto,
cuando me doble, me siento pequeño.
¡Altísimo, altísimo, altísimo,
pequeñísimo, pequeñísimo, pequeñísimo,
pequeñísimo dentro de una pelotita!

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills. One way to help with letter knowledge is to point out to your child things that are the same or that are different. Later when kids are learning their letters, they can look at individual letters and see things that are the same or different.

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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