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Research today shows that talking, reading, or singing with young children for 30 minutes throughout the day helps build important connections in the brain that can change their lives forever. Created by Scholastic and inspired by the First 5 California Talk. Read. Sing.® initiative, the activities and resources below support higher learning skills, and are a fantastic way to model speech and language, engage young children in conversation, and aid in healthy brain development.

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Sing along to songs performed by educators and children's musicians
Sara Quintanar and José-Luis Orozco.
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"Every Day's a Special Day"/
"Cada día es un día especial"

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"Clean It Up"/"A limpiar"

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"Going for a Ride"/
"Paseando"

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"Counting to Twenty"/
"Contando a veinte"

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"Boom Shaka Boom Boom"/
"Bum shaka bum bum"

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"Friend, How Do You Feel
Today?"/"Amigo, ¿como te sientes hoy?"

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"Shakey Shake"/"Menéalo"

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"Bubbles"/"Burbujas"

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"Los Elefantes"

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"The ABCs"/"El Abecedario"

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"Este niño lindo"

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"Duermete mi niño"

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"Cinco patitos"

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"Tres tristes tigres"

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"Tengo manita"

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"Old MacDonald Had a Farm"/ "Juancho Pancho"

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"Apples and Bananas"/ "Platanos y manzanas"

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"Estrellita"

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Other Family Resources

SCHOLASTIC and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Scholastic Inc. All rights reserved. 650957 First 5 California and associated logos are registered service marks of the First 5 California Children and Families Commission. All rights reserved. All original music and lyrics by Sara Quintanar. “Everyday’s a Special Day” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Cada dia es un dia especial” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Clean It Up” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “A limpiar” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Going for a Ride” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Paseando” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Counting to Twenty” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Contando a viente” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Boom Shaka Boom Boom” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Bum chaka bum bum” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Friend, How Do You Feel Today?” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “¿Amigo, como te sientes hoy?” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Shakey Shake” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Menéalo” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Bubbles” performed by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Burbujas” by Sara Quintanar © 2015 Music With Sara. All Rights Reserved. “Los Elefantes” performance by José-Luis Orozco © 1981 Arcoiris Records. All Rights Reserved. “The Alphabet” by José-Luis Orozco © 2009 Caramba Kids Inc. All Rights Reserved. “El Abecedario” by José-Luis Orozco © 2009 Caramba Kids Inc. All Rights Reserved. “Duermete mi niño” by José-Luis Orozco © 1994. All Rights Reserved. “Este niño lindo” performance by José-Luis Orozco © Arcoiris Records. All Rights Reserved. “Apples and Bananas” performance by José-Luis Orozco © 1997 Arcoiris Records. All Rights Reserved. “Platanos y manzanas” performance by José-Luis Orozco © 1997 Arcoiris Records. All Rights Reserved. “Old MacDonald” performed by José-Luis Orozco © 1997 Arcoiris Records. All Rights Reserved. “Juancho Pancho” translated and performed by José-Luis Orozco © 1997 Arcoiris Records. All Rights Reserved. “Tengo manita” performance by José-Luis Orozco © 1997 Arcoiris Records. All Rights Reserved. “Tres tristes tigres” by José-Luis Orozco © 1985 Arcoiris Records. All Rights Reserved. “Cinco patitos” performance by José-Luis Orozco © 1985 Arcoiris Records. All Rights Reserved. “Estrellita” performance by José-Luis Orozco © 1985 Arcoiris Records. All Rights Reserved.