Virginia wrote, "I am originally from Monterrey N.L., Mex. When I was a little girl, we used to play this. It's really a pretend song that tells what each child would like to be when they grow up."

Los talleres de la vida - Mexican Children's Songs - Mexico - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Virginia wrote: "In this case, 'talleres' means the different careers/professions in life."

Game Instructions

Virginia wrote: "We would form a circle holding hands and mention whatever vocation or job we wanted when we grew up. As we mentioned the vocation, we would act out the job. For example: in the verse with the secretary, we would pretend we were typing, "la señorita" - powdering our face. The bricklayer would pretend to lay bricks, etc. It was endless and could turn into an all day thing."

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Many thanks to Virginia Torres for contributing and singing this song for us! Thanks to Marisa Roche for the drawing!

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Translation by Mama Lisa.

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