Worskhop: Use of Spanish Songs, Game & Movement
Music and play have a powerful and positive influence with children. If you combine these elements with movement the experience is elevated exponentially. In this workshop we will teach techniques for presenting Spanish language songs in a number of different ways in order to sing and interact in order to maintain the level of enthusiasm in kids.
We will cover the importance of song selection for each language level and age and learn some practical and easy games to use within the classroom and out.
Familiarization of the context of a song before introduction of the music
Presentation of a song, step by step with the TPR method
Different interactions using the same song
When to introduce props in a song
Different types of props and their function
The parachute as a prop and its many variations
Connection between songs and other subjects
Important and useful movement for song & play
Effective transitions between songs & activities
High-energy and low song selection
The role of individual and group play
Participants will leave the workshop with a list of Spanish language songs and techniques at the ready for using them within a group.
Guadalupe is the founder and director of Colors of Spanish, a local Spanish program that has provided Spanish learning to families and schools since 2004. She has a Business Administration degree from la Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro and a Master’s Degree in Spanish, with an emphasis in Early Language Acquisition from SSU. She has participated in many music and movement trainings, including Music Together. Through Colors of Spanish she provides Spanish Story Times, trainings for Spanish language instructors (parents, librarians & teachers) while giving presentations at local libraries, schools and museums including the California Academy of Sciences.