Spanish songs for kids, that families can enjoy together
Over the usual Spanish songs for kids? Looking for family friendly Spanish music that isn’t your traditional Spanish nursery rhymes? Below you will find over 100 Spanish songs for kids in 3 fantastic playlists that everyone in the family can enjoy.
You may have already seen our other lists of Spanish songs for kids. These links below have a range of Spanish songs suitable for toddlers and young kids. Check them out if you are looking for Spanish songs for your little ones.
- Spanish Alphabet songs
- Spanish Happy Birthday songs
- Spanish Color songs
- Spanish Nursery Rhymes
- Old Classic Songs in Spanish
If you are looking for Spanish songs that families can listen to together, keep reading!
Spanish Music for Kids
One of the biggest challenges regarding song selection for my kids, has been finding age appropriate Spanish songs. Once we passed the age where they were enjoying Spanish nursery rhymes and and traditional Spanish children’s music, I found it hard finding other options.
In spite of my own need to listen to my favorite music, I have always been very aware of the importance of using age appropriate content with my children, or at least songs with kid friendly lyrics, so my playlists nowadays look pretty diverse.
So, I have been trying to find children’s songs for kids in Spanish and kid friendly Spanish songs (clean and not too much in the romantic side) from different artists that can help me not only to expose them to Spanish and it’s varieties of accents and cultures, but to a wider range of music styles and vocabulary.
Spanish Songs for Kids
Below you can find my playlist of Spanish songs for kids on Spotify, (which you can sign up to for free). It won’t look like your traditional playlist of Spanish children’s songs.
I have include Spanish songs that will appeal to children of all ages, but also fun Spanish songs for me to listen to as well. I also try to add popular and educational songs with positive messages.
Spotify Playlist – Family Friendly Spanish Songs for Kids
Playlist One – Family friendly: Spanish songs for kids that are clean and not too romantic. Songs mostly from popular singers and styles (old and new, native and no-native, authentic and translations) with friendly themes.
Also includes upbeat educational songs. These Spanish songs are perfect to play in the car or have on in the background at home to add exposure to Spanish for older bilingual kids.
Here is a list of the top 15 Spanish songs for kids on this list, but there are 75 altogether on the spotify playlist:
- Volar – Alvaro Soler
- La Bicicleta – Carlos Vives, Shakira
- Vivir Mi Vida – Marc Anthony
- Puebla – Alvaro Soler
- Baila Conmigo – Nathalia
- Manos y Brazoz – Ana Calabrese
- Alegria – Sonia De Los Santos
- Mundo Verde – Mister G
- Pasajero – Sergio Jimenez
- Mi Tierra – Ana Calabrese
- Mi Primer Millon – Bacilos
- Waka Waka – Shakira
- La Gozadera
- Gente De Zona, Marc Anthony
- El Orguillo de Mi Patria – Carlos Vives
- Por los Dias Mas Felices – Sergio Jimenez, Alejo Garcia
Playlist Two – Spark the Spanish: Upbeat Spanish songs for kids that are short and easy from various artists. All of these are authentic Spanish songs. This means that not translated from or adapted from original English songs).
These Spanish songs for kids are perfect for toddlers and up, and children just starting learning the language. These Spanish songs are also great for monolingual families looking to introduce Spanish to their children. These are perfect for introducing basic vocabulary and common phrases, to practice and improve pronunciation, and to have fun with movement and pantomime activities.
Here is a list of the top 15 Spanish songs for kids on this list, but there are 28 altogether on the spotify playlist:
- Thank you, Gracias – Ana Calabrese
- Siete Dias – Ana Calabrese
- Arco Iris – Mariana Iranzi
- Manos y Brazoz – Ana Calabrese
- Hora de Limpiar – Ana Calabrese
- Cuento Hasta Cinco – Baila Baila
- A,E,I,O,U – Ana Calabrese
- Mi Tierra – Ana Calabrese
- De Paseo – Ana Calabrese
- El Becadario – 123 Andres
- Adios – Ana Calabrese
- Las Formas – Baila Baila
- Buenos Dias – Ana Calabrese
- Las Vocales – 123 AndresAnimales – Ana Calabrese
Playlist Three – Road trip songs: Fun Spanish songs for kids and adults with a positive message to help add exposure to the Spanish language. These songs are all authentic Spanish songs and perfect for bilingual kids of any age. This playlist is the next step up (after playlist two ) for Spanish learners.
7 Tips for building your own playlist of Spanish songs for kids
1. Explore recommendations of other Spanish Children’s Songs
Check recommendations from others, or use already existing playlists of children’s music in Spanish to find artists and music styles that not only your child, but you, would enjoy listening to.
2. Take a look at what Spanish songs you like
Check out the album or albums from the artist you like and choose songs according to your child’s actual needs. While a whole album could be categorized as children’s music, not all songs in the album might be suitable for your specific needs. (To introduce vocabulary, improve pronunciation, encourage phrases repetition, fun and movement, lullabies, cultural exposure, fun, etc.)
3. Create a mix of Spanish songs for the whole family
Shuffle in easy short Spanish songs and traditional/popular content. While your child might be able to understand more complex content and grammar structures, it is always good idea to throw in some easy songs for them to be able to sing along. This way it builds confidence repeating easy phrases, as they feel that they can sing a full song.
4. Consider educational Spanish children’s songs
If you are aiming to introduce the language or basic vocabulary, go for educational short Spanish songs and theme songs, that hopefully are not only a long list of vocabulary, but vocabulary in context. These are the perfect Spanish songs for kids
5. Consider your child’s style
Consider the age of your child to choose a music style. Your child might be into Disney princesses kind of style, or ready for pop and rock.
6. Think about your family origin
Take in account your family origin. Especially if you are not Hispanic or have a Hispanic heritage, not all traditional music styles from a different culture might sound appealing at first. As much as you might want to introduce to your child to the Hispanic cultural expressions through music, facilitate first a friendly approach to the language using music that you think will sound more appealing to your child and move little by little to introduce more cultural varieties.
If you are Hispanic or have a Hispanic heritage, additional to adding songs that best represent the traditions of your country of origin, try also to include songs from other Spanish speaking countries to expand your child’s perception of the language, the culture and it’s varieties. Also include songs that could invite your child to feel a connection within both cultures that make him bicultural, or that feature elements that represent both cultures (Example for a child in USA: songs featuring pop, rock, or bilingual lyrics)
7. Make singing Spanish songs fun
Finally in spite of how your playlists might look, remember that the most important part of using music to teach your child Spanish, is to use it to connect with your child by singing, dancing and having fun together, which is key to spark the emotional connection with the language. All this is what will make this process of learning a second language a memorable and fun one.
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Spanish Children’s Songs
We hope you love our playlists of Spanish songs for kids! Let us know if you can suggest any other family friendly Spanish songs for kids that you love! We are always looking for Spanish children’s songs to add to the list!
Author: Ana Calabrese is a native Spanish speaker in the U.S. She promotes bilingualism and the Spanish language with kids through the use of songs, movement and fun. Find Ana’s original songs on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play.