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The term round it has almost twenty meanings in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ). The first refers to act of hovering (go around something, move around something or someone). Childish , for its part, is that linked to the childhood (the stage of life that begins with birth and lasts until puberty).

With these definitions it is easy to understand what a Children round . It's about a game of children that consists of putting together a circle and turn while they sing songs or are recited rhymes .

As a first step, therefore, children should assemble a round. For this they hold hands and form in circle . Then they begin to move together so that the circle "Turn". This requires that all members of the round move in the same direction and with some coordination, to prevent the round from disarming.

While children move, they must sing or recite. The songs which are part of children's rounds are usually transmitted from generation to generation. Among the best known are “On the bridge of Avignón” :

"Mambrú" :

“La farolera” :

Although it can be called the children's round, in the case of Spain it is better known as corro. So, for example, you can hear the following statement: "Little Ana told us she had a lot of fun at school, because they had been playing with the teacher."

In this country, this type of game has a great tradition and is characterized in that it has a series of songs that are already classic of the same, that have passed from generation to generation and that are still being used by children today.

Specifically, among the most significant compositions are "To the game chirimbolo", "La chata Merengüela" or "To the wheel, wheel". However, one of the most sung and recognized is "The patio of my house", which begins as follows:
“The patio of my house is private / when it rains it gets wet like the others / Get down / And come back to duck / That the ducks don't know how to dance”

In the same way, who does not know "To the potato run" that says so ?:
"I run the potato / we'll eat salad / what the gentlemen / oranges and lemons eat / Achupé, achupé / Sentadita I stayed".

Although, as a general rule, children only play in the children's round when they are in school, they are encouraged to continue enjoying it outside the school, in the company of their friends and outdoors. And it is considered that this way it is achieved that they leave aside the sedentary life and that they foster their social relations.

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