10 Fun Spanish Rap Songs to Educate Your Older Kids
Spanish rap has become more and more popular among kids and adults alike. Music makes us all feel good, and there’s something super fun about listening to it!
Because Spanish rap is enunciated clearly, it’s great for language learning and teaching. Spanish rap shows cultural nuance, addresses current issues, and is adaptable to kids of all ages!
Spanish rap gives us a glimpse into the heart and soul of the artist. Rap music tunes are catchy and anyone can follow along and dance to them.
In today’s blog post, we will dive into different kid friendly rap songs so that they can serve as support to your Spanish learning goals. Music is an excellent way to learn a language and rap is no different. Rap is a very funky genre that usually rhymes and clearly enunciates words so that it’s easy to remember. Here’s a list of different rap songs in Spanish to educate your older kids.
How Will Spanish Rap Songs Help Kids Reach Fluency?
According to Junior Report, the brain is more stimulated when listening to music, which makes us more open to learning a new language. In other words, when we’re susceptible to sound, we’re susceptible to language learning.
According to a study from MIT, “piano lessons have a very specific effect on kindergartners’ ability to distinguish different pitches, which translates into an improvement in discriminating between spoken words.”
So, next time you’re listening to your favorite Spanish rap song or teaching your child new vocabulary, make sure to pay attention to the lyrics and learn the melody so that it becomes easier to remember later. Repetition is key, so the more you listen to these songs, the better.
10 Spanish Rap Songs for Older Kids
If you think rap music is only for adults, think again. All these songs are appropriate for kids of all ages.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children uses rap Spanish to teach diverse subjects. They note that rapping, learning rap lyrics, and repetition are excellent ways to learn a language.
The consistent beat provides a space for students to remember lyrics more easily. So it only makes sense that using rap songs will drastically improve your Spanish by broadening your vocabulary and fluency.
Check out these 10 fun Spanish rap songs to learn!
1. ¿Cómo es tu familia? by Spanish Rap
This song’s for kids who are learning about la familia. It’s perfect to practice naming your family members. It’s a simple song that will help your child with counting and describing the members of the family.
This is a great one if your child is a true beginner. The video has English subtitles in case you need them.
2. Mi gente by J Balvin
Mi gente (“my people”) is a fantastic song for more advanced students. It addresses different countries in Latin America.
Use this song to teach your kids about the colorful Latin culture. It has a steady rhythm and a catchy melody. The fun lyrics provide a wonderful way to practice possessives in Spanish.
3. ¿Cómo eres tú? by Spanish Rap
This is another Spanish rap song for young Spanish learners. It is perfect to practice adjectives.
Have your kids learn the lyrics so that they can practice describing people in Spanish. It includes words such as fenomenal, cómico, and trabajador.
This Spanish rap includes not only physical descriptions but also words to describe people’s personalities and skills.
4. Classroom Objects Rap
This rap is excellent to learn the words for objects around the house. Mesa, grapadora and silla are some of the vocabulary words covered in this Spanish rap song.
This song even features follow-up activities such as making sentences with new words, making a list on how to use these objects, or talk about how frequently you use the objects. The lyrics are easy to memorize and the rhythm is repetitive!
5. Mía by Bad Bunny
“Mía” (Mine) is a rap love song and a great one to practice possessives as well. Bad Bunny is known for clean language.
This intermediate-level song has many cultural references and gives in insight into fascinating traditions.
6. La Cátedra by Residente
Residente is known for composing deep Spanish rap. It’s perfectly suited for intermediate students. The lyrics examine various topics that are great to explore as a family.
Use these lyrics to practice pronunciation, increase comprehension, and enjoy a well-told story in Spanish.
7. Spanish Verb Conjugation Song by Basho & Friends
This song is perfect for practicing conjugation with your kids. It’s ideal for beginners but can be enjoyed by anyone who needs to go over the basics.
This video help you remember common present tense verb conjugations. All the lyrics appear on the video. Play it frequently to conjugate verbs with your kids.
8. ¿Qué hora es? by Sing and Learn MFL
This easy song talks about what time it is. Telling time is challenging for beginners, and this rap is ideal to practice telling time and saying numbers in general.
It’s a catchy song that will enable your child to the tell time easily in Spanish.
9. Greetings and Introductions
This song uses a Daddy Yankee melody to say “hello” and “how are you.” It’s easy to follow along with, so it’s perfect for beginner students.
10. Hip Hop Spanish by Señora Dee Dee
This Spanish rap song is catchy and useful for learners of all ages!
It’s a well-rounded song that covers different useful topics including the Spanish flag, flamenco rhythms, and practicing greetings and introductions. Take a listen and write down new vocabulary.
Make Your Own Spanish Rap Song
I included a wide variety of songs to convey how Spanish rap works. To test your skills, try to write a rap song with your kids. (Check out these beats on YouTube.) And don’t forget to add any new words to your Spanish vocabulary list. This way you can use these words for many different activities.
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