El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros

a Celebration of Childhood and Bilingual Literacy

SONG FOR APRIL 30TH

Hear the song!

This is the day of the children,
los niños, the children.
This is the day of the children
the children and their books.

El día de los niños: El día de los libros,
the day of children and their books,
ta-l�n, ta-l�n, tan-t�n, ta-l�n,
los niños and their books.

Celebrate with piñatas
and musica de colores,
add the papel picado
and baskets and baskets of books,

  Silly and sad, scary and glad,
baskets of delicious books.

Read to a favorite person,
read to lizards and cats,
read to the moon humming a tune
as you read from your baskets of books

  El día de los niños: El día de los libros,
the day of children and their books,
ta-l�n, ta-l�n, tan-t�n, ta-l�n,
the children and their books. 

This is a song that keeps growing,
in Chinese or Navajo too,
so add your verse and sing along,
on this day of children and books.

El día de los niños: El día de los libros,
the day of children and their books,
ta-l�n, ta-l�n, tan-t�n, ta-l�n,
los niños and their books.

Pat Mora, March 1998  

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