Kids read Spanish comics to develop vocabulary and literacy skills.

Aren’t comics cool? They use interesting characters, action, and graphics to make the story come alive. Spanish comics make excellent reading material for kids learning the language. Rockalingua is now creating Spanish comics for language learners. In addition to print, they are making the comics available in a video format with native-speaker audio. This is a fabulous language learning resource…

Hispanic Heritage Month games celebrate culture and language in authentic ways.

Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity for all children to learn more about the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Students who are fortunate enough to study Spanish learn about these countries and cultures in class, but not all children have that opportunity. Everyone can play these 5 Hispanic Heritage Month games. Kids may learn a few words, but they don’t have…

Photos for Spanish class like the picture of Oaxaca Mexico bring culture into the classroom.

Photos can help children learn about the world and learn language.  I’ve been teaching a long time, and for most of my career, photos for Spanish class were hard to come by and expensive. In addition, the options for display were dismal.

Preschool Spanish is fun and easy to teach with the SingALingo program.

Spanish learning in this country keeps getting better and better!  My most recent find is a new preschool Spanish program from SingALingo. The SingALingo Online Spanish Engagement Program is an innovative approach to providing quality language instruction to our youngest learners. You can find a link to a free trial at the end of the post.

This easy card trick with video and transcript teaches kids basic words in Spanish.

This easy card trick is framed as a story about three thieves. With a couple of simple props, it is a fun way to share an old trick with young Spanish learners. The video below is excellent listening practice. I’ve included a download of the transcript because it is useful for teachers and can also be used as a reading…

The song Hola Hello has easy Spanish words kids can practice with the printable activities.

Mariana Iranzi’s song Hola Hello has easy Spanish words and a bright, upbeat sound, making it an excellent first song for young Spanish learners. Listen to the song below and download two printable activities to use with kids. Many thanks to Mariana for permission to use the lyrics of her song and share the activities here. Hola Hello is a…