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Pinta tu mundo con el alfabeto, los números y los colores /Color Your World with the Alphabet, Numbers and Colors

Books to Share

  • Abecedario de los animales by Alma Flor Ada.
  • Best Colors / Los mejores colores by Eric Hoffman.
  • Diez, nueve, ocho and Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang.
  • Los niños alfabéticos by Lourdes Ayala.
  • Mis colores / My Colors by Neil Rickle.
  • Mis números / My Numbers by Neil Ricklen.
  • 1 2 3: Un cuento para contar by Vicky Sempere.
  • Spot’s Big Book of Colors, Shapes and Numbers / El libro grande de Spot: colores, formas y números by Eric Hill.

Name Tags

Copy and cut out the letter, number, and crayon patterns and give them to the children as they enter storytime.

Bulletin Board

Color Your World

Use your imagination and fill your board with color. Use paper streamers in assorted colors for your display.

Fingerplays

¿Cuantos deditos? How Many Fingers?

(Tradicional)

¿Cauntos deditos tengo aquí?

Uno, dos y tres.

¿Cuantos deditos tengo aquí?

Uno y dos.

Tres y dos son cinco.

Tres y dos son cinco.

¿Cuantos deditos tengo aquí?

Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco.

(Translated by Rose Treviño.)

How many fingers do I have here?

One, two and three.

How many fingers do I have here?

One and two.

Three plus two is five.

Three plus two is five.

How many fingers do I have here?

One, two, three, four, five.

Cinco centavos cafés Five Brown Pennies

(Tradicional)

Cinco centavos cafés en mi bolsa,

Este es para el chicle.

Este es para un anillo.

Este es para un tambor.

Estos los guardaré en mi bolsa.

(Translated by Rose Treviño.)

Five brown pennies in my pocket,

This one is for gum.

This one is for a ring.

This one is for a drum.

These I will save in my pocket.

Rhymes

Los vocales The Vowels

(Tradicional)

A, el burro se va.

E, el burro se fue.

I, el burro está aquí.

O, el burro se ahogó.

U, el burro eres tú.

(Translated by Rose Treviño.)

A, the donkey sang an aria .

E, the donkey is gone.

I, the donkey’s name is Sandi.

O, the donkey is solo.

U, the donkey is you.

Pinocho Pinocchio

(Tradicional)

En la calle del ocho

Me encontré a Pinocho,

Y me dijo que contara

Del uno al ocho.

Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco,

seis, siete, ocho.

(Translated by Rose Treviño.)

Down the street

I met Pinocchio,

and he asked me to count

from one to eight.

One, two, three, four, five,

six, seven, eight.

Songs

Pulgarcito Thumbkin

(Spanish translation by Rose Treviño.)

(Traditional)

Pulgarcito

Donde estas?

Aquí estoy

Quiero saludarte

Quiero saludarte

Ya me voy

Yo también.

Where is thumbkin?

Where is thumbkin?

Here I am

How are you today sir

Very well I thank you

Run and hide

Run and hide.

El que indica

el que indica

Donde estas?

Aquí estoy

Quiero saludarte

Quiero saludarte

ya me voy

yo también.

Where is pointer?
El de en medio

El de en medio

Donde estas?

Aquí estoy

Quiero saludarte

Quiero saludarte

ya me voy

yo también.
Where is tall man?

Anular

anular

Donde estas?

Aquí estoy

Quiero saludarte

Quiero saludarte

ya me voy

yo también.

 

Where is Ring Man?
El meñique,

el meñique

Donde estas?

Aquí estoy

Quiero saludarte

Quiero saludarte

ya me voy

yo también
Where is baby?
Las vocales The Vowels

(Tradicional)

Son cinco vocales a, e, i, o, u

Son cinco niñitas,

Listas como tú

Van siempre juntitas

A, e, i, o, u

Son cinco niñitas,

Listas como tú

A, e, i, o, u

(Translated by Rose Treviño.)

There are five vowels a, e, i, o, u

There are five children,

Ready just like you.

They usually go together,

A, e, i, o, u

There are five children,

Ready just like you.

A, e, i, o, u

Craft

ABC Cards

Materials
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Pictures from magazines and coloring books
Directions

Cut out letters from construction paper. If you have access to a die-cut machine, you can cut out letters and animal shapes. You can also purchase letters already cut out and you can buy stickers. Each child will glue one or more letters on a sheet of construction paper. Next to the letters, each child will glue pictures of objects that start with the letter.

Game

Viaje alfabético / Alphabet Trip

Take your storytime group outside. Make sure you have plenty of supervision and that it is safe outdoors. If not, take them into the main area of the library. Select one child to call out, “What do you see that starts with the letter “a”? ¿Qué se ve que empiece con la letra “a”? The first person to respond becomes the next child to call out a letter of the alphabet. Continue until all kids have had a chance to call out a letter of the alphabet.

Audio Recordings

  • Pinocho” on Infantiles por Hugo Líscano y Javier Galué, Volumen 1 by Hugo Líscano.
  • Los colores” on Lírica infantil con José-Luis Orozco, volumen 5: Letras, numeros y colores by José-Luis Orozco.

Videos

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. (25 minutes)
  • ABC's and 1-2-3's. (13 minutes)

 



Texas Reading Club 2004 Programming Manual / Color Your World...Read!

Published by the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Page last modified: June 14, 2011