Canticos – Los Pollitos / Little Chickies


I’m really excited to share this new book collection and app with you guys because it’s adorable and amazing in every way. By the end of this post, you’ll see what I mean.

The book series and apps are part of a project called Canticos which brings to life some of the most beloved Latin American nursery rhymes and children’s songs; it’s a project created by two Latino families with roots in Venezuela, Colombia, The Dominican Republic, and El Salvador, with a mission to develop products and stories that would share their culture and language with today’s kids.

I’m sure you’re familiar with the song that inspired the first book in the series, LOS POLLITOS / LITTLE CHICKIES by Susie Jaramillo which is based on “Los Pollitos Dicen” (pío, pío, pío!) – But the song hasn’t just been transformed into an adorable bilingual lift-the-flap book, there’s an educational app [available for iOS and android], and sing-along videos to go with it.

The sturdy reversible book is quite ingenious in the way it folds out, with one side being Spanish and the other side in English. The illustrations are super cute, and to be honest I thought I couldn’t fall more in love with this project until I tried the app.

Let me tell you, when I was first contacted to review these products I told them I’d review it because I knew my readers with young children would love it, but my own kids are much too old. Yet, when I downloaded the app and started playing it, my 14 year old son appeared beside me and within seconds was asking if he could play with it, too. Jajaja… Here’s a video to give you an idea of what the app is like. My favorite part of it is where you can hear the song “Los Pollitos Dicen” not just in English and Spanish, but in French, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, and several other languages!


All the singers in each language sing so lovely, which is nice, because sometimes with these musical bilingual products I’m not that impressed with the voice. These are voices I would actually enjoy listening to if I had a little kid playing the song over and over again, as little kids tend to do.

The app also has this fun little game called “Create a Bouquet” where you add flower blooms and other objects to flower stems and it’s just so pretty. All I can tell you is that when you check out Canticos, you will see how much heart and soul was put into it. By the way, for every Canticos book purchased, the company will donate a portion of the proceeds to preschool programs across the U.S. to help low-income families in need.

Here’s a link to learn more about Canticos, as well as a giveaway so you can enter to win a copy of the book and app!


Giveaway Details

Prize description: One lucky winner will receive a copy of the book LOS POLLITOS / LITTLE CHICKIES by Susie Jaramillo, as well as a download code for the app.

How to enter: Leave a comment below with your favorite nursery rhyme (Latin American or otherwise!)

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. You must be able to provide a U.S. address for prize shipment. Your name and address will only be shared with the person responsible for prize fulfillment for that purpose. Please no P.O. Boxes. One entry per household. Make sure that you enter a valid email address in the email address field so you can be contacted if you win. Winner will be selected at random. Winner has 24 hours to respond. If winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected at random. Giveaway entries are being accepted between July 26th, 2016 through July 31st, 2016. Entries received after July 31st, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST, will not be considered. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. If you win, by accepting the prize, you are agreeing that assumes no liability for damages of any kind. By entering your name below you are agreeing to these Official Rules. Void where prohibited by law.

Buena suerte / Good luck!


  1. I have a 7 month old and my favorite nursery rhyme to do with her is definitely “this little piggy”
    I started doing it earlier this year and I was slightly traumatized when I realized that maybe that piggy did not go shopping!!

  2. My favorite Latino nursery rhyme is “Los pollitos dicen” (I think it’s the only one I know!) I teach it to my Spanish 1 students very early in the year. My favorite American/English speaking nursery rhyme is Humpty Dumpty. Although, I do love the “This little piggy” with my baby boy!

  3. Hola mi canción favorita es: Duerme, duerme negrito, interpretada por Mercedes Sosa. Me parece que es una canción tradicional muy bella y como la letra a veces me apena un poco por el contenido, cuando la cantó con mis nenes le cambió una parte! La cultura popular es así: está viva y se puede ir transformando Jaja

  4. We love “Los Pollitos Dicen”. So wonderful to finally see such a well-made version of the book and accompanying app! Wish I’d had these available for my 10 year old when he was younger but my 7 week old will get great use of them!! ;)

  5. Tracy, thank you for posting. I will show my grandson and your great nephew this and I am sure he will be delighted as he loves music.

  6. Hola! We love Twinkle Twinkle Little Star at our place, we have a book and it’s on our YouTube playlist in Spanish and English. I would love to learn more Latin American nursery rhymes to practice with my 2 year old.

    I also just wanted to say I’m loving your website since I discovered it two weeks ago, my husband is from El Salvador and a Carlos as well (although we live in Canada)! Thank you!

  7. We love Canticos I got the app a soon as it was available and my baby loves it! And it’s my favorite Los pollitos. I’m looking forward to more from Canticos.

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