10 Kids Songs About Body Parts in Spanish
What were your favorite kids songs growing up? Which songs taught you something new?
Kids are constantly learning, and kids songs are a wonderful learning tool for kids and parents alike. Learning language through kids songs is a way to have fun, practice your skills, and even dance a little.
When it comes to finding the perfect songs, it’s all about music and lyrics. Knowing which kids songs to listen to can make a difference in your Spanish-speaking journey. And, learning body parts is an important part of language development.
Read on to find the best songs about body parts and dance along with your kids to have fun while learning and practicing your skills. The songs cover different parts of the body using body language so that kids can remember what is what.
Why Music Matters
Music is therapeutic, and it provides a connection to our subconscious mind that we typically only access in deep sleep. When we are young, our brain is open to learning new things. Everything is new and our brains are sharp when we’re kids. That’s why learning language when you’re young makes a huge difference.
Music is a wonderful way to learn. Simply by listening to kids’ songs, you can learn the different parts of the body. Here’s an image from with the different body parts en español to share and practice with your child.
Body Parts in Spanish
Here are some vocabulary words to name the parts of el cuerpo humano.
|Chin||la barbilla, el mentón|
|Ear||el oído, la oreja|
|Navel/belly button||el ombligo|
|Stomach (abdomen)||el vientre|
|Toe||el dedo del pie|
|Tooth/Teeth||el diente, la muela/los dientes|
Top 10 Kids Songs in Spanish
Let’s get started with the best educational kids songs about body parts!
1. Mi cuerpo by Music with Sara
The song “My Body” talks about your body and how it likes music. It’s a super song to dance to and learn body-related vocabulary at the same time. This simple, one-minute song teaches just a few body parts. Kids will enjoy stomping and clapping, too.
2. Como se mueven by Miss Rosi
This song, “How You Move,” focuses on moving your arms and legs so that kids can follow along whilst learning. Moving your different body parts with this kids song is a great way to practice. The song also teaches arriba (“up”) and abajo (“down”) which are direction words that all kids should know. You can find the song on iTunes and Amazon.
3. Hormiguita by Gallina Pintadita
“Little Ant” is a sweet song to practice different vocabulary such as body parts but also what you can buy at the market such as meloncito (little melon), sandia (watermelon) and calabacita (little pumpkin.). You can also find this song online on iTunes or Amazon.
4. Cabeza, Hombros, Rodillas y Pies by Super Simple Español
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes is a popular song in English to learn body parts, so why not learn it in Spanish? The pace gets faster and faster to test the kids’ vocabulary and pronunciation and make it tons of fun.
5. A Mi Burro by Toobys Español
This song is originally in Spanish and includes different parts of the body such as corazón, cuello y cabeza. It also uses le duele a lot which means “it hurts.” So, this song is perfect for teaching how to express that something hurts.
6. Todo mi cuerpo by Calico Spanish
In this song, “My Whole Body,” you can listen to different ways to move and act out the parts of the body. You can also find different vocabulary that is related to body parts that can be useful. It’s perfect for beginner learners and the site doesn’t seem to sell the song but you can easily find it on Youtube and enjoy the video as well.
7. Cosquillas by 123 Andres
This song, “Tickles,” teaches the different body parts while rhyming. You can also find different activities and games if you purchase the album. The website provides a lyrics sheet on that is formatted for kids. Purchase the song on Amazon and iTunes to play it anywhere.
8. Las partes del cuerpo by Los Bosquiprofes
Los Bosquiprofes produce their own songs and instead of just teaching the body parts, they ask questions in the song so that kids can answer. I found this a creative way to test the kids songs skills. ¿Con qué miramos? and ¿Con qué oímos? are some of the questions you’ll listen to in the song.
You can also follow along with the lyrics on Youtube. A character named Berta appears in the song saying that she doesn’t know the body parts and to help her.
9. Saco una manito by Plim Plim
If you’re looking to learn about the hands, this is the ideal song for you and your child. It’s perfect to use before storytime at night or in the morning when you’re starting the day. It’s also a good idea to use during circle time when you want kids to sit with their hands in their own space.
10. Baila la cumbia by Spanish Together
This is a wonderful Cumbia song where you practice vocabulary words such as cabeza, cadera, manos, cintura, los pies y todo el cuerpo! So it’s a splendid song to sing and dance along to while dancing a little cumbia with your child.
If you’re looking for more songs, check out these 15 amazing Spanish Songs for Kindergarten!
Games and Activities
Now that you have this fantastic list of kids songs about body parts, here are some games and activities to go along with them!
Any kind of game using dance will be useful with all of these songs! Let’s get moving.
Many of the songs include counting, which provides the perfect opportunity to go over the numbers your child knows in Spanish.
Try to act out the new vocabulary after listening to the songs using body language. You could even play the classic Charades game using the song titles!
Once you listen to and learn these songs, sing along with them again and again. Practice makes perfect! What better way to do it than with song?
How to Practice New Vocabulary
Now you not only have a song list of the best kids songs about body parts in Spanish but also have many new vocabulary words that you can use to create stories and even your own songs! If you’re musical, take advantage and use your music skills to learn language. And if you’re not too musical, it’s never too late to learn.
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