One Potato, Two Potato / Una papa, dos papas

Posted: Monday, September 8, 2008, 9:05 am

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Whether you say it in English or Español (Spanish), you can improve your child's counting skills with this carbo-loaded rhyme.

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. Introduce numbers to your child with this rhyme.

English: Make two fists; alternate tapping one on top of the other.

One potato, two potato, three potato, four,
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more.
Eight potato, nine potato, now we count to ten.
Let's say the rhyme all over again.

Español: Haga dos puños. Colóquelos uno sobre otro alternativamente.

Una papa, dos papas, tres papas, cuatro.
Cinco papas, seis papas, siete papas. ¡Más!
Ocho papas, nueve papas, ya llegamos hasta el diez.
Vamos a decir la rima otraa vez.

Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills. Introduce new words to your child by substituting the word potato in this rhyme with other fruits and vegetables like carrot, apple, and strawberry.

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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