Feb 11 2009

Sol, Solecito

Four-year-old Liseth of Bogota, Colombia, loves learning songs and rhymes. In this video, she recites a few rhymes popular in Latin America, similar to “Hey, Diddle, Diddle” in English. The translations of her rhymes are below. Read more about Liseth.

Arroz con Leche (Rice with Milk)*
Rice with milk
I want to get married
To a senorita
From the capital

Who knows how to sew
Who knows how to embroider
Who knows how to open the door
And go outside to play

With this one, yes
With this one, no
With this senorita
Iíll get married
I want to get married
I donít know with whom
Someone
With brown hair and shoes

I like milk
I like coffee
Now I like everything
About you!

Sol Solecito (Sun, Little Sun)*

Sun, little sun
Warm me a little
Today and tomorrow
All week long

Moon, little moon
Like a sleigh bell
Five little chicks
And one calf

Snail, snail
At one oíclock, the sun comes out
Out comes Pinocchio playing a drum
With a spoon and a fork

*In Spanish, these verses rhyme and, like ìHey Diddle, Diddleî, they make little sense. The rhyming is lost in the translation.
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  1. I watched the video of Liseth from Bogota and really enjoyed it. I will be visiting my sponsored child in Mexico next month and I was trying to learn little rhymes to share with her….I am learning Arroz con Leche so I can share with her and if she already knows it we can do it together. I have also gone to Bolivia on a MAT before and it was fantastic to meet my sponsored child and seminarian. Every sponsor should spoil themselves and visit on a Mat!

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