Here’s an easy way to learn an introductory conversation in Spanish. I open all my storytimes with this one, adding clapping and singing in echo fashion as the children master the song.

Sung to the tune “Frere Jacques” or “Are You Sleeping?”

Buenos dias. Buenos dias. (Good day!)

Como estas? Como estas? (How are you?)

Muy bien, gracias. Muy bien, gracias. (Very well, thank you.)

Y usted? Y usted? (And you?)