Sarah Barchas was teacher and school librarian for over 30 years, and worked for 20 years in what was one of the largest bilingual elementary schools in Arizona - Hollinger Elementary School in Tucson. Song was a part of every story hour session and these songs were favorites in learning and reinforcing basic concepts and in affirmation in value of both languages. This CD is 59 minutes of songs perfect for Spanish speakers, and for young children learning Spanish as a second language (SSL). These traditional, adapted, and original songs are sung by Sarah Barchas with the vibrant De Colores Children's Chorus. The songs are for children in ages 3 to 8 and above. The songs were translated into Spanish by Sarah Barchas with excellent Spanish language consultants and educators, Anna Doan Woolfolk and Marilyn McClure. Illustrations are by artists Elizabeth Gething and David Hoffman. The full physical CD package includes a 40-page illustrated, all Spanish lyrics paperback book to invite read-along, sing-along fun for individuals and groups, sharing with families, school classrooms, libraries and any setting for Spanish language learning and enjoyment. These 32 songs are Spanish translations/adaptations of all the 31 songs in the acclaimed English version, GET READY, GET SET, SING, plus the beloved traditional song, 'De Colores.' This CD shares with zest and keen enthusiasm concepts about people, family, feelings, alphabet, colors, numbers, animals, days of the week, months of the year, shapes, parts of the body, foods, school, and transportation. People, Family, Feelings: Buenos dias! (Good Morning) - a cheerful song of getting ready to greet the day. Todos, Listos, Canten! -( Get Ready, Get Set, Sing) - A spirited activity song inviting participation & fun together. Entre mas nos reunimos (The More we get together) - song of friendship and enjoyment in getting together. Quienes son las personas en mi familia? (Who are the people in my family?) - different family members, different families, & caring. Si estas feliz y lo sabes (If you're happy and you know it) - traditional song with many different feelings, inviting participation and movement. Alphabet: El tren ABC-dario (The ABC Train) - charming song to act out from slow to fast and fast to slow Cancion del abecedario (Alphabet Song) - traditional children's song Colors: De colores - a favorite traditional song celebrating colors and the joy of the spring season. Quien trae amarillo? (Who's wearing yellow?) - fun to use any day as children wear clothes of different colors. Pajaro rojo - (Red Bird) - Delightful and beloved song with cumulative colors and dreams. Let children choose color sequence. Globos, mis globos - (Balloons, Balloons) - A favorite song with children anticipating colors with riddle rhymes of balloons Cada dia de la semana - (All Week Long) - Clothes of different colors on different days of the week - exuberant & fun Numbers: Mira ahora al reloj (Hickory, Dickory Dock) - fun and funny adaptation with count to four Cinco gatitos - (Five little Cats) - Counting to five with cats, owls, ghosts for Halloween Diez gatitos/brujitas,/guajolotes, munecos de nieve -(Ten little kittens, witches, turkeys, snowmen) - adapted folk rhyme Veinte calabazas (Twenty Pumpkins) - counting to 20 for Halloween or Thanksgiving Este Viejito (This Old Man) -Spanish adaptation of traditional folk rhyme, with activity and it's own charm from one to ten. Habian diez n la cama (Ten in the Bed) - Humorous reverse counting from ten to one as each rolls over and falls off the bed. Animals: Tengo un buen caballo (I have a horse) - pride and care in having horses of different colors. Senor Garcia tenia una granja (Spanish adaptation of Old MacDonald Had A Farm) - hilarious with sound effects! La arana pequenita - Spanish adaptation of Eency weency spider with additional verses added of other creatures. Cinco patitos ( Five Little Ducks) - charming in Spanish as story song to act out and dramatize as a fingerplay. Vente, gatito mio (Here, Kitty, Kitty) - This song is a winner in Spanish as well as English. Loved by children, parents, teachers! Donde esta mi perrito ahora? -(Adaptation of Where has my little dog gone) Many verses added of other animals, even dinosaurs! Parts of Body, Shapes: Cabeza y hombros (Head and Shoulders) - One of the favorites, bringing joy and laughter from slow to faster to fast every tim. Hombres de diferentes formas (Shape Man) - Combine drawing with singing with fun, making stick figure body parts in different shapes. Days of week, months of year: Doce meses (Tweve months) - Easy to remember the months through this simple song. Cada dia de la semana (All Week Long) - A bouncy, rhythmic delightfully appealing song of days of week, colors, and clothes. Foods Frutas y verduras (Fruits and Vegetables) - Creative nutrition song with call and response. Children can add their own choices. School: Libros grandes, libros chiquitos (Big books, little books) - Fun in reading, books big and little, old and new, right for you! Nuestra escuela (Our School) - Cumulative song across grades with bonding for school, friends, and school spirit. Transportation: El tren ABC-dario (ABC Train) - Join in ride on this magical train with different alphabet letter on each car. Las ruedas del autobus (Wheels of the Bus) - Traditional children's song just as much fun in Spanish as in English. Voy a viajar (Going for A Ride) - Exciting travels by car, bike, train, ship, bus, truck, jet and rocket. Great sound effects! Reviews, Recommendations: **A 1996 Parents' Choice Approval: 'Spanish-speaking preschoolers will jump right into this.' * Booklist 9/15/96: 'Catchy songs, high in child appeal' *School Library Journal, 7/96: 'The music is lively and children will want to sing along.' *Parent Council, F' 96 'Your children will love these fun and lively songs.' *Selected by Children's Music Hall of Fame, 2007.