Jose Luis Orozco—one of my new Spanish children’s song heroes

cd11.jpgMy new job requires me to learn (and invent) a steady stream of songs in Spanish. I’m teaching to ages 7–13, and they are ripe for lively songs, especially those tied to games, movement, puppets, and anything else that reaches the various senses of the students. Songs that tell stories are also successful at engaging my students. Jose Luis Orozco offers all of this—the music and the movement—in his many books and CDs, which have been a huge part of my daily lessons as I teach myself how to teach Spanish. Enjoy the samples on his site:

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