2018 Spring Information Sessions

Join us at one or more of our Pine Village Preschool locations to learn about our Spanish immersion programs and tour the classrooms. Hear from our directors and teachers about developmentally appropriate practices and our social/emotional curriculum. RSVP at http://bit.ly/pvpInfoSession

All information sessions start promptly at 6:30pm

Brighton (Tue. March 20)

402 Western Ave. Brighton, MA 02135

JP Revere St. (Wed. March 28)

8 Revere St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

JP South St. (Thu. March 22)

57 South St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Kendall Square (Wed. March 14)

695 W. Kendall St. Cambridge, MA 02142

Needham (Wed. March 21)

65 Fourth Ave. Needham, MA 02494

Newton (Thu. March 15)

1326 Washington St. Newton, MA 02465

Porter Square (Thu. March 15)

2067 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02140

South End (Thu. March 29)

700 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118

 

We hope to see you soon! For more information email enrollmentpvp@gmail.com or call (617) 416 – 7763
www.mybilingualpreschool.com

Singing with Kids in Spanish

Kids love music and singing as a fun activity to do together and YouTube is an excellent resource for adding new songs in Spanish to your repertoire! It’s a great way to learn new words and vocabulary. We’ve shared some fun classics with links to the YouTube videos along with the words and translations below. We hope you enjoy these songs with your little ones!

1. Cucu Cucu Cantaba la Rana

Cucú, cucú, cantaba la rana, Cucú, cucú, debajo del agua. Cucú, cucú, pasó un marinero Cucú, cucú, llevando romero. Cucú, cucú, pasó una criada Cucú, cucú, llevando ensalada. Cucú, cucú, pasó un caballero, Cucú, cucú, con capa y sombrero, Cucú, cucú, pasó una señora, Cucú, cucú, llevando unas moras. Cucú, cucú, le pedí un poquito, Cucú, cucú, no me quiso dar, Cucú, cucú, me puse a llorar. Cucu, cucu, the frog was singing, Cucu, cucu, under the water, Cucu, cucu, a sailor passed by, Cucu, cucu, bringing rosemary. Cucu, cucu, a maid passed by, Cucu, cucu, bringing salad, Cucu, cucu, a gentleman passed by, Cucu, cucu, with a coat and hat, Cucu, cucu, passed a lady, Cucu, cucu, bringing some blackberries. Cucu, cucu, I asked her for a little bit, Cucu, cucu, She did not want to give me any, Cucu, cucu, I began to cry.

2. Pin Pon

Pin Pón es un muñeco, muy guapo y de cartón, se lava la carita con agua y con jabón. Repeat Pin Pón siempre se peina con peine de marfil, y aunque se hace tirones no llora ni se hace así. Repeat Pin Pón dame la mano, con un fuerte apretón, yo quiero ser tu amigo Pin Pón, Pin Pón, Pin Pón. Pin Pon is a very handsome boy doll, Made out of cardboard. He washes his little face, With soap and water. (Repeat) Pin Pon always combs his hair, With an ivory comb. And even though it yanks, He doesn’t cry or go like this. (Repeat) Pin Pon give me your hand, And with a strong squeeze, I want to be your friend Pin Pon, Pin Pon, Pin Pon, Pin Pon.

3. Los Pollitos Dicen

Los pollitos dicen, pío, pío, pío, cuando tienen hambre cuando tienen frío. La gallina busca, el maíz y el trigo, les dá la comida, y les presta abrigo. Bajo sus dos alas, acurrucaditos, duermen los pollitos, hasta el otro día. Repeat all verses. Cuando se levantan, dicen mamacita, tengo mucha hambre, dame lombricitas. The little chicks say Pio, pio, pio, When they’re hungry, When they’re cold. The hen looks for Corn and wheat, She gives them food, And gives them a coat, Under her two wings, They cuddle up, And the little chicks sleep until the next day. Repeat all verses. When they wake up, they say “Mommy, I am very hungry, give me a little worm.”

4. Sol Solecito Caliéntame un Poquito

Sol, solecito, caliéntame un poquito, por hoy por mañana, por toda la semana, luna lunera, cascabelera, cinco pollitos y una ternera, caracol, caracol, a la una sale el sol sale Pinocho tocándo el tambor con una cuchara y tenedor Sun, little sun, warm me up a bit today, tomorrow, and all the week moon, moon, with bells/rattles five chicks and one calf snail, snail, the sun will come out at one o’clock while Pinocchio comes out playing his drum with a spoon and a fork

Happy 2018! Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Kids in Boston!

Happy New Year’s! I’m sure you and your family is excited to ring in the New Year! For kids who can’t stay up past 9pm, let alone midnight, New Year’s Eve can seem like a letdown. But, there are plenty of activities around Boston for families to enjoy the holiday. Today on the blog, we’re sharing some New Year’s vocab in Spanish and a few local events to consider!

 

New Year’s Eve….. Vispera de Año Nuevo

Happy New Year……. Feliz año nuevo

Midnight…… medianoche

Countdown….. cuenta regresiva

 

In Spain, New Year’s Eve isn’t the adult drinking fest that it is in the USA. In fact, the Spanish celebrate with grapes! The tradition is that you eat a dozen green grapes, representing good luck for each month of the coming year. And they must be eaten right at the stroke of midnight! This could be a fun activity for kids…of course cutting up the grapes and perhaps not eating them so quickly….or so late! 😊

To keep things local, there are plenty of family-friendly celebrations around Boston to take part in! Here’s a few to consider:

First Night Boston: New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebrations around Boston – a huge calendar of activities for families! More info.

Bessie’s New Year’s Eve PJ Dance Party in Acton: Bundle up and have a dance party to countdown to 12pm (NOON) on New Year’s Eve. More info.

Parent Talk Wellesley New Year’s Eve Party: Jammin’ With You joins Parent Talk for their 3rd Annual NYE celebration, geared towards children of all ages! This event is a great way to ring in the New Year with your child! More info.

Happy ‘Noon Year’ at Boston Children’s Museum: Gather for the Countdown to Noon and watch the crystal ball drop. More info.

Noon Year’s Eve at the Ecotarium in Worcester: Venture out and try a new museum of science and nature and celebrate the New Year with their kids countdown. More info.

New Year’s Eve in Newton: A whole schedule of fun activities for the whole family. More info.