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Del Sol Books provides the best Spanish/English/Bilingual Children's Books/CDs/DVDs, featuring Alma Flor Ada, F. Isabel Campoy, and Suni Paz

Suni PazF. Isabel CampoyAlma Flor AdaAuthors : Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, Illustrator : Ulises Wensell, Musician : Suni Paz
Preschool - 5th Grade

Musica amiga, Que rica la ronda, #1

Del Sol Books, Get The Complete SetDel Sol Books, Get The Complete SetMusica amiga, Que rica la ronda, # 1, Softcover, Spanish, Book, Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, Ulises Wensell, Preschool - 5th Grade, $4.95
Musica amiga, Que rica la ronda, # 1, Spanish, CD, Suni Paz, Preschool - 5th Grade, $19.95   Listen
Musica amiga, Pedagogia creadora a traves de la cancion, Softcover, Spanish, Booklet,
Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, Teacher, $29.95

$223.16 for the Musica amiga Poetry Books and CDs Collection, Including 20%-Off, Free Shipping, and No Sales Tax : 10 Softcover Spanish Books, 10 Spanish CDs, and 1 Spanish Teacher's Guide

$412.60 for the Suni Paz Collection , Including 20%-Off, Free Shipping, and No Sales Tax : 2 Bilingual CDs, 23 Spanish CDs, 1 Softcover Spanish Book, and 1 Softcover English Book

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Musica amiga, Que rica la rondaEvery one of these volumes can be used with any age children for the appreciation of poetry and music, and the development of concepts and values. This volume contains a number of selections from the folklore, particularly suited for vocabulary enrichment. Los elefantes and Sapitos will reinforce numbers in a joyful way. Uno de enero facilitates the practice of the months of the year. Some of the songs will be excellent for movement coordination like La bella hortelana.  La cigarra guitarrista is a different approach to the old fable of the ant and the grasshopper. In this version Alma Flor has wanted to invite children to look at things from a different perspective, to recognize the role of artists and musicians in society, and to see the value of solidarity and collaboration.  Isabel Campoy likes to challenge the imagination of children through her poems. El beso is an excellent introduction to the idea of metaphor. Mi historia and Aquí vivimos celebrate our cultural identity.  Suni Paz’s musical creations introduce children to the variety of rhythms from our Hispanic heritage, and in her voice, children will find the echo of their mother’s voice.  Listen to a sample song from ¡Qué rica la ronda!'s 12 songs by clicking on the highlighted CD title below. 

12-Song ¡Qué rica la ronda! CD
Los elefantes - Folklore
Sapitos - Alma Flor Ada
El barco chiquita - Folklore
En el puente de San Juan - Folklore
Uno de enero - Folklore
La cigarra guitarrista -Alma Flor Ada
La bella hortelana - Folklore
En alta mar - Folklore
El beso - F. Isabel Campoy
Lluvia - F. Isabel Campoy
Mi historia - F. Isabel Campoy
Aquí vivimos - F. Isabel Campoy

Musica-Amiga-1.jpg (439414 bytes)Musica-Amiga-3.jpg (59589 bytes)Discover the power of music and poetry to build literacy!  Infuse culture into your curriculum with this indispensible collection of poetry and songs in Spanish.  This program is an excellent vehicle for developing phonemic awareness  and supporting language acquisition, basic foundations for reading success.  The musical compilations include traditional folklore, selected works by a wide range of Latin American authors, and original material written by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. All of the songs are arranged and sung by Suni Paz, and many are her original compositions. The books contain magnificent color illustrations by Ulises Wensell.  The importance of songs in the classroom cannot be overly emphasized. Songs are a vehicle for both teachers and students to develop fluency in the language, improve pronunciation and intonation, build vocabulary, and develop their understanding of Hispanic culture. Learning the traditional folklore cherished by families and communities will strengthen Latino children’s sense of identity; for English-speakers learning Spanish, songs and folklore will deepen their appreciation of the Spanish language.  Each of the accompanying books includes the corresponding lyrics for all of the songs. All of these songs and poems can be used from kindergarten to grade six for oral language development and cultural enrichment. The first five compilations are particularly suited for helping develop specific literacy skills, as indicated. The last five support sustained language development, a deepened appreciation for literature, and an ongoing love for independent reading.  Musica amiga Phonetic Guide (1) (2)

Latin Baby Book Club : This month we have a special treat for you. The estimada Sra. F. Isabel Campoy has graciously written a series of posts describing what she considers their best contribution to Latino children - Música amiga. Written together with Alma Flor Ada, this incredible collection is made even more powerful by their collaboration with the talented Suni Paz, who arranged and sings all of the songs on the CD many of which are her original compositions. In addition, the series contains magnificent color illustrations by Ulises Wensell.  Música amiga uses the power of music and poetry to build literacy. This remarkable series is available as a set or individually. Parents, teachers, librarians, and homeschoolers will find this set to be an extremely valuable tool for developing their children's/students' phonemic awareness and supporting language acquisition, basic foundations for reading success.  We hope you will join the LBBC in expressing our sincerest thanks to Sra. Campoy for sharing Múscia amiga with all of us this month...Música amiga constitutes an anthology of Hispanic folklore, plus our original poems. In its 120 compositions there is the foundation of language for children to learn by singing, and a treasure for mothers, to close the circle of their own childhood. In our 40 plus poems we share our pride to be Latinos, our joy to be part of an extended family, and even an invitation to take care of life!  There are ten books to this series, each with an accompanying CD.  Each book includes 12 carefully selected poems. All 120 poems are presented as songs in the CD collection. Some of the poems are from folklore, a number of them have been originally written by Alma Flor Ada and myself. A few are from other renown poets.  The books have magnificent illustrations from internationally acclaimed illustrator Ulises Wensell.  All of these poems and songs can be enjoyed by children in Pre-K to 6th grade, as they touch upon topics that affect us, inspire, and entertain us all. Parents will find it easy to sing along with their children thanks to Suni Paz’s musical creations, or learn the lyrics for inspiration and pride in their own identity.  The first five volumes are particularly suited for helping develop specific literacy skills and for the reinforcement of specific syllabic combinations as well as overall language development. The last five volumes support sustained language development, a deepened appreciation for literature and an ongoing love for independent reading.

Ana: This series looks amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on it and enjoy it with my niña.  I also look forward to sharing it with our bilingual community.  Thanks!!
Angelica: I have been advocating for more bilingual and Spanish books in my local library. This series sound like a perfect recommendation! The illustration on the cover is simply beautiful...
Tracy : Wish I had found these when my sons were younger. They look fantastic and the cover art is gorgeous.
Silvia : Thanks for sharing this beautiful series with us. What a great idea to combine poetry with music for children!
Melanie : This sounds great. I'm excited to find more Spanish language media every day that I can use to help my daughter live a bilingual life.
Dariela : Wow! What a great series! I'm so happy these books even exist! I need to learn all those songs so I can sing them de memoria. These books with cds will help!! GRACIAS!
Monica : Gracias a todas! We are so delighted to have had Sra. Campoy share this wonderful series with us and all of you...
Marcela : I love the pictures! Simple yet beautiful.  I appreciate all the details in the post and look forward to sharing it with my kids!!

Musica amiga Poetry Books and CDs :
Musica amiga, Que rica la ronda
Musica amiga, Canta la letraMusica amiga, Cancion y alegriaMusica amiga, Corre al coroMusica amiga, Con ton y son
Musica amiga, Caracoli
Musica amiga, Sigue la musicaMusica amiga, Do re mi si siMusica amiga, El camino de tu risaMusica amiga, El son del solMusica amiga, Pedagogia creadora a traves de la cancion

Hagamos Caminos Printing and Writing Books :
Hagamos Caminos Partimos libro de lecturaHagamos Caminos Andamos libro de lecturaHagamos Caminos Corremos libro de lecturaHagamos Caminos Volamos libro de lecturaHagamos Caminos

Suni Paz Collection
Abecedario de los animalesBandera Mia, Songs of ArgentinaCanciones del mar y de la tierraCanciones para el recreo, Alerta Sings Songs for the PlaygroundCoral y espuma abecedario del marCuentame un cuentoLa pinata vacia, The Empty PinataDel cielo de mi ninezDestellos y SombrasEntre hermanasGathering the SunAmigos, FriendsMusica amiga, Que rica la rondaPio PeepSpirit of a Woman, Del Sol BooksTres Princesas

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