Let's Sing!


Purpose: Teach your child to dance, sing, and be creative. Help your child learn to pay attention to others and follow directions.

For this Activity you will need:

  • Los Pollitos Dicen by Ashley Wolfe


  1. Hold your child on your lap and read the book. Point to and talk about the pictures
  2. Try singing “los pllitos dicen.” If you don’t know all the words, use the book to help you. Don’t worry about singing perfectly. Be sure to help your child move his body and clap while you are singing.
  3. Sing the song to your child in the language you feel most comfortable with. It is ok to sing in Spanish. If your child hears a lot of Spanish words at home, it will be easier for her to learn English at school.
  4. Play the game often with your child.
  5. As he gets older leave out some of the words. Let your child complete the song.

Next Steps/Follow-Up:

  • Play “Song Games” with your toddler. Try singing “Juguemos en el Bosque.”
  • Play the “Show Me” game. Say: “Show me eyes.” Help your child to point to her eyes. Say, “Yes! Those are your eyes.” Ask your child to “show you” other body parts, clothing, or favorite toys.


Background Information:

Support your child’s school readiness in the area of the arts!


The arts involve:

  • Trying different art activities, such as dancing, singing, acting, painting and drawing.
  • Asking questions about and looking for new ways to dance, make music, act or create art.
  • Using different art materials, such as puppets, costumes, instruments, paint, glue, scissors and crayons. Showing an interest in other children’s art activities.


When your child starts school, she will be more likely to do well if she is able to do these things.


You can help your child develop these skills, as well as his language and literacy skills, by doing these activities.

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