Last Updated on July 31, 2022 by ellen
My father was in the Navy when I was born, so I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and spent the first few years of my life there. I have always been fascinated by the Spanish language, and I like to think it’s because I was exposed to it so much when I was little. Here in Vermont, children are much more likely to learn French as a second language since we are so close to Quebec, Canada. Either way, when my kids were younger, I encouraged them to learn as many words from different languages as I could.
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Little Chickies / Los Pollitos Board Book Review
Little Chickies / Los Pollitos board book is based on “Little Chickies Squeal / Los Pollitos Dicen”, one of the most popular nursery rhymes in the Spanish Speaking world. Little Chickies / Los Pollitos (Canticos) is all about the demanding nature of babies and the love, care and warmth their mothers give them. In the story, the little chickie is born and squeals its first “pio” as it emerges from the egg. Then you follow them along on their first day and all of the times they squeal because they want something. Each time the little chickie needs something, you’ll learn what the mother hen does to respond.
Little Chickies / Los Pollitos is a board book, so it’s perfect for little fingers to turn the pages, but there are also flaps on the pages that your child can lift which will help improve fine motor skills. The board can be read one way in English, or if you flip the book the other way and read from the back, you can read the story in Spanish.
You can have even more fun with Little Chickies / Los Pollitos because there is an app for that! The Canticos: Lost Pollitos App for smartphones and tablets is geared towards children 5 and under. It’s a fun and multilingual music app. It has a variety of creative play activities that encourage child development including sound and music skills, fine motor skills and visual awareness. Just a few activities included are:
- Hear the nursery rhyme in 8 languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese and Hindi.
- Strum on a guitar to watch the chickies dance to your music.
- Decorate an egg and watch your very own chickie hatch.
- Create a whimsical flower arrangement for mama hen.
- Collect stickers of our creations and more!
Ellen is a mom of a 25-year-old son and 30-year-old daughter. She is Grandma to one adorable toddler. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies, and check out the latest toys and games.