Spanish Baby Names – Spanish Culture for Kids

Popular Spanish Baby Names

Girls’ Names

  1. Sofia
  2. Isabella
  3. Camila
  4. Valentina
  5. Valeria
  6. Mariana
  7. Luciana
  8. Daniela
  9. Gabriela
  10. Victoria
  11. Martina
  12. Lucia
  13. Ximena/Jimena
  14. Sara
  15. Samantha
  16. Maria José
  17. Emma
  18. Catalina
  19. Julieta
  20. Mía
  21. Antonella
  22. Renata
  23. Emilia
  24. Natalia
  25. Zoe
  26. Nicole
  27. Paula
  28. Amanda
  29. María Fernanda
  30. Emily
  31. Antonia
  32. Alejandra
  33. Juana
  34. Andrea
  35. Manuela
  36. Ana Sofia
  37. Guadalupe
  38. Agustina
  39. Elena
  40. María
  41. Bianca
  42. Ariana
  43. Ivanna
  44. Abril
  45. Florencia
  46. Carolina
  47. Maite
  48. Rafaela
  49. Regina
  50. Adriana

Boys’ Names

  1. Santiago
  2. Sebastián
  3. Matías
  4. Mateo
  5. Nicolás
  6. Alejandro
  7. Diego
  8. Samuel
  9. Benjamín
  10. Daniel
  11. Joaquín
  12. Lucas
  13. Tomas
  14. Gabriel
  15. Martín
  16. David
  17. Emiliano
  18. Jerónimo
  19. Emmanuel
  20. Agustín
  21. Juan Pablo
  22. Juan José
  23. Andrés
  24. Thiago
  25. Leonardo
  26. Felipe
  27. Ángel
  28. Maximiliano
  29. Christopher
  30. Juan Diego
  31. Adrián
  32. Pablo
  33. Miguel Ángel
  34. Rodrigo
  35. Alexander
  36. Ignacio
  37. Emilio
  38. Dylan
  39. Bruno
  40. Carlos
  41. Vicente
  42. Valentino
  43. Santino
  44. Julián
  45. Juan Sebastián
  46. Aarón
  47. Lautaro
  48. Axel
  49. Fernando
  50. Ian

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Spanish Alphabet for Kids – Spanish Culture for Kids

Letter Letter Name in Spanish Letter Pronunciation
a a ah
b be bay
c ce say
ch che chay
d de day
e e aay
f efe effay
g ge hay
h hache ahchay
i i eee
j jota hotah
k ka cah
l ele ellay
ll elle ayyay
m eme emmay
n ene ennay
ñ eñe enyay
o o oh
p pe pay
q cu coo
r ere airray
rr erre airrrray (a rolling rr sound)
s ese esssay
t te tay
u u oooh
v ve bay
w doble ve doughblay bay
x equis aykeese
y ye eee greeaygah
z zeta saytah

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Spanish Songs for Children – Spanish Culture for kids

1. Los Pollitos

Los pollitos dicen,

pío, pío, pío,

cuando tienen hambre,

cuando tienen frío.

La gallina busca

el maíz y el trigo,

les da la comida

y les presta abrigo.

Bajo sus dos alas

acurrucaditos,

duermen los pollitos

hasta el otro día.

(repite entero)

Cuando se levantan

dicen, “mamacita,

tengo mucha hambre,

dame lombricita”.

 

2. Un Elefante Se Balanceaba

Un elefante se balanceaba

sobre la tela de una araña,

como veía que no se caía

fue a llamar a otro elefante.

Dos elefantes se balanceaban

 sobre la tela de una araña,

como veían que no se caían

fueron a llamar a otro elefante.

Tres elefantes…

(hasta 6 elefantes)

 

3. Tengo Una Muneca Vestida De Azul

Tengo una muñeca

vestida de azul,

con su camisita

y su canesú.

La saqué a paseo

se me constipó,

la tengo en la cama

con mucho dolor.

Esta mañanita

me dijo el doctor

que le dé jarabe

con un tenedor.

Dos y dos son cuatro,

cuatro y dos son seis,

seis y dos son ocho

y ocho, dieciséis.

Y ocho, veinticuatro y

ocho, treinta y dos.

Animas benditas

me arrodillo yo.

 

4. Cucu Cantaba La Rana

Cú cú cantaba la rana.

Cú cú debajo del agua.

Cú cú pasó un caballero.

Cú cú con capa y sombrero.

Cú cú pasó una señora.

Cú cú con traje de cola.

Cú cú pasó un marinero.

Cú cú vendiendo romero.

Cú cú le pidió un ramito.

Cú cú no le quiso dar.

Cú cú y se echó a llorar.

 

5. Pin Pon Es Un Muneco

Pin pon es un muñeco

muy grande y de cartón,

se lava la carita

con agua y con jabón.

Se peina los cabellos

con peines de marfil,

y aunque le den tirones

no llora ni hace así.

Como siempre obedece

lo que manda mamá,

estudia las lecciones

antes de irse a acostar.

Y cuando las estrellas

empiezan a brillar,

Pin pon se va a la cama,

reza y se echa a soñar.

 

6. Mi Barba Tiene Tres Pelos

Mi barba tiene 3 pelos,

 3 pelos tiene mi barba,

si no tuviera 3 pelos,

pues no sería una barba.

Ahora vamos a quitarle la palabra barba:

Mi (…) tiene 3 pelos,

3 pelos tiene mi (…),

si no tuviera 3 pelos,

pues no sería una (…).

Ahora vamos a quitarle las palabras barba y pelo:

Mi (…) tiene 3 (…),

3 (…) tiene mi (…),

 si no tuviera 3 (…),

pues no sería una (…).

Muy bien. Vamos a repetir toda la estrofa con todas las palabras. Pero va a sonar un poquito, un poquito más rápido:

Mi barba tiene 3 pelos,

3 pelos tiene mi barba,

si no tuviera 3 pelos,

pues no sería una barba.

Mi barba tiene 3 pelos,

3 pelos tiene mi barba,

si no tuviera 3 pelos,

pues no sería una barba.

Si no tuviera 3 pelos,

pues no sería una barba.

 

7. El Patio De Mi Casa

El patio de mi casa

es particular.

Cuando llueve se moja

como los demás.

Agáchate,

y vuélvete a agachar,

que los agachaditos

no saben bailar.

Hache, I, Jota, Ka

Ele, Elle, Eme, A,

que si tú no me quieres

otro amante me querrá.

Hache, I, Jota, Ka

Ele, Elle, Eme, A,

que si tú no me quieres

otro amante tendré yo.

Chocolate, molinillo,

corre corre, que te pillo.

A estirar, a estirar

que el demonio va a pasar.

 

8. El Cocherito Lere

El cocherito, leré,

me dijo a noche, leré,

que si quería, leré,

montar en coche, leré.

Y yo le dije, leré,

con gran salero, leré:

“no quiero coche, leré,

que me mareo, leré”.

El nombre de María

que cinco letras tiene:

la M, la A, la R, la I, la A.

M-A-RÍ-A.

 

9. Debajo (DE) Un Boton

Debajo de un botón, ton, ton,

que encontró Martín, tín, tín,

había un ratón, ton, ton,

ay que chiquitín, tin, tin.

Ay que chiquitín, tin, tin,

era aquel ratón, ton, ton,

que encontró Martín, tin, tin,

debajo de un botón, ton, ton.

 

10. Cinco Lobitos

Cinco lobitos

tiene la loba,

cinco lobitos,

detras de la escoba.

cinco pario,

cinco crio,

y a todos los cinco,

tetita les dio.

Cinco lobitos

tiene la loba,

blancos y negros,

detras de la escoba.

cinco pario,

cinco crio,

y a todos los cinco,

tetita les dio.

Palmas palmitas,

higos y castanitas,

azucar y turron,

que rica coleccion.

Palmas palmitas,

higos y castanitas,

azucar y turron,

que ricas que son.

Palmas palmitas,

que viene papa,

le trae castanitas,

que ricas estan.

Palmas palmitas,

higos y castanitas,

azucar y turron,

para mi nino son.

 

Travel Hispanic countries, fun facts for kids, Alhambra, Panama Canal, Machu Pichu, the lost city of the Incas

                 

 

Hispanic countries are home to some of the most interesting places in the world. The Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain is a fortress that was built in the 14th century. It was made out of red clay and is known for its beautiful tiles. The Panama Canal was made between 1904 and 1914 and joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Patagonia, a region in Argentina and Chile, is known to some as “the ending point of the world” and includes scenery like mountains and glaciers. Machu Pichu, “the lost city of the Incas”, is in Peru and believed to have been an estate for an Incan emperor.

Important Note: This article was written by a person who is familiar with Hispanic culture based on his or her personal anecdotal observations. Additionally, there are quite a few generalizations to make the article easier to understand for the children. Dino Lingo does not accept any responsibility for errors, omissions or subjectivity in the content of this post.

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Most Hispanics are known as fun loving people, and one party game that developed in Mexico was the piñata. This is a cardboard shape decorated with colored paper and filled with candy, small toys and other treats. The piñata is hoisted into the air and players are blind-folded and allowed to hit the piñata with sticks. When the piñata breaks open everyone gets to enjoy the surprises which spill out.

Many Hispanic girls are thrown a quinceañera on their fifteenth birthdays. This party tells the world that the girl is now a young woman. The birthday girl dresses up in a ball gown, has her hair and make-up done, and often dances for the first time at her party. Some girls also arrive at the party in flat shoes only to change into high heels during the fun.

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Hispanic cultures value family, respect, sacrifice and hard work. Hispanic families tend to be very close, and loyalty to the family and placing the good of the family ahead of your own success is important. Working hard and making sacrifices for the good of others is also valued, and some people think it is the only way to make a better future.

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In Spanish you can choose to use more formal words, and most people do this until the person they are speaking to invites them to become informal. Older people are always greeted first, and people are addressed by their last names until they give permission for their first names to be used. Meals are social events with a lot of chatting and more important business or news shared later on. Saying “please” (por favor) and “thank you” (gracias) is very important in Hispanic countries.

When they first meet many Hispanics shake hands but later men may hug each other and women kiss each other on the cheek or even on both cheeks. People stand much closer together in Hispanic countries and might think that someone is being rude if they move further away. There is also a lot more flexibility about time in Hispanic cultures, so being right on time is not necessary. Some people show up about 30 minutes after the time stated on invitations so there is no reason to worry about being a little late!

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Hispanic culture facts for kids, folktales, La Llorona, The Weeping Woman

La Llorona is a folktale which originated in Mexico but spread to many other Hispanic countries. La Llorona means “The Weeping Woman” and tells the story of a woman named Maria who drowned her children in order to be with her true love, but he rejected her and she killed herself. When she got to Heaven Maria was asked where her children were and because she didn’t know, she wasn’t allowed to enter. Parents now tell their children that Maria, the Weeping Woman, is still looking for her children so they must be careful about being out after dark or flaunting expensive items for fear that she will snatch them up! Others believe that if you hear the Weeping Woman crying, it means death will come soon.

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Hispanic culture holidays, fun facts for kids, nochebuena, Misa de Galla, Semana Santa, Dia de los Muertos,

Most people in Hispanic countries are Catholic so the biggest holidays are religious. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus and is spent with family. Christmas Eve is called “nochebuena” (“good night”) and ends with a Misa de Galla, or Midnight Mass. The poinsettia flower is typically associated with Christmas in Hispanic communities. Many countries also celebrate with fireworks and sparklers, as well as Christmas trees and presents.

Easter celebrates Jesus’ resurrection from the dead and ends Holy Week or Semana Santa. During this week there can daily processions or walks, sometimes with participants carrying wooden crosses, and often a full Passion Play which re-enacts the suffering Jesus went through before his death. In Spain parents give their children little figures carved out of chocolate on Easter Sunday.

Another well known Hispanic celebration is Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. This holiday is celebrated on November 2. Alters are built and the favorite foods, drinks, photographs and other items of dead relatives and friends are displayed. People do this because they hope for visits by the souls of these friends and relatives. Sugar skulls are common on Dia de los Muertos and so are chocolate coffins and  skulls.

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