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This series of multicultural chapter books features a Dominican American protagonist.

Big News! Emma is on the Air is the first of a series of multicultural chapter books for grades 2-3…

This picture book featuring Spanish tongue twisters is an excellent resource for language learners.

Are you looking for an excellent collection of Spanish tongue twisters for children? In his picture book El torneo de…

Spanish baby gifts such as music and books encourage language development and teach culture.

In recent months, I have had the good fortune to welcome several babies, and of course I choose Spanish baby…

My Mochila is a Spanish subscription box with curated materials for teaching children Spanish.

Children learn Spanish when they connect with the language and want to communicate with others. In other words, rich content…

Spanish gifts for kids and teachers keep everyone motivated and having fun with language!

New Spanish language books, games, music or toys are excellent gifts for kids. Speaking and learning a language is fun…

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…

These bilingual books are a good choice for toddlers learning Spanish and English.

Millie va al espacio/Millie goes to space and Millie hace un nuevo amigo/Millie makes a new friend are bilingual books…

Use these Marisol McDonald and the Monster Spanish activities with language learners to make the most of this wonderful picture book by Monica Brown.

Monica Brown’s latest bilingual book featuring Marisol McDonald will delight children and bring a chorus of thanks from teachers and…

These Spanish read aloud books have common vocabuary to aid language learning.

Reading aloud to children is one of the best ways to expose them to Spanish. Illustrations and the context of…

A free Spanish story PDF with cutouts for retelling helps children learn language.

Today we are sharing a wonderful Spanish story PDF and a set of cut outs for telling the story.  This…

These printable Spanish bookmarks encourage kids to read in their second language.

These printable Spanish bookmarks let everyone know that reading is worth celebrating. They also remind kids to read more. The…

These five free Spanish iBooks give kids a range of reading experiences.

Are you are looking for Spanish reading for the kids to take on vacation? Or hoping to expose them to…

Parents can use these strategies to help children learning to read in Spanish.

Frequently parents ask me how to help their children who are learning to read in Spanish. They wonder what to…

These tips will help parents who are motivating kids to read to keep up Spanish skills.

As part of the Spanish summer reading program, we are sharing a new progress sheet, or reading log. Many kids…

This Spanish activity book from Mundo de Pepita has games and crafts to engage children during the summer.

Summer is in full swing, and as part of the Spanish summer reading and language program, Mundo de Pepita is…

Readings with armadillo facts and stories with armadillos for kids learning Spanish.

Armadillos live throughout Latin America and often appear in traditional stories and songs. Below, you will find a printable reading…

These books for Spanish learners create comprehensible input using colors.

Language Together publishes books for Spanish learners. These fun little books come in sets and are excellent for emerging readers…

These printable mini-books in Spanish are an excellent language learning activity.

Fun for Spanish Teachers has wonderful materials for children learning Spanish. I’m highlighting two of their resources – printable mini-books…

Six reading games to help kids learn vocabulary and develop reading skills.

Playing reading games encourages kids to use Spanish and think about what they have read. These 6 games are easy…

Readings about trees in Spanish with activities for kids to practice vocabulary.

In the last few weeks, Wisconsin has turned green, and the trees are full of birds and nests. With these…

Read in Spanish and then share the story using these ideas.

When children tell someone about a story, describe a character, or say why they like a book, it helps them…

Parents can use these 15 easy activities to help kids reading in Spanish engage with books.

It is important for kids reading in Spanish to have fun. We also want them to engage with the language…

The Spanish summer reading program 2016 encourages kids to read and keep up their language skills.

We’re excited to kick off our Spanish Summer Reading Program 2016! Parents and teachers, we hope you will join us…

Bilingual board books are an excellent way to introduce toddlers to Spanish.

Board books are the best way to get little hands holding books. With focused text and illustrations that support the…

Torta de monos is a bilingual picture book for children by Delia Berlin.

Torta de monos is the new bilingual picture book by Delia Berlin, a children’s author from Argentina, now living in…

I Spy games for kids learning Spanish can be adpated to teach vocabulary related to any theme.

Last week I read Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle’s Oso Pardo, oso pardo ¿qué ves ahí? to a class…

A Spanish alphabet book that introduces children to the cloud forest of Ecuador.

Lee & Low Books publishes bilingual and Spanish-language children’s books rich in culture and content. Now, new books by Lulu…

Spanish early reader books help children build vocabulary and reading skills.

I am so excited that Lee & Low is now publishing Lulu Delacre’s Spanish early reader books Rafi y Rosi…

Spanish yoga for kids is fun, active language learning.

Practicing yoga in Spanish is a wonderful way for kids to learn language. It also helps them become happy, healthy…

The summer reading program in Spanish is designed to strengthen language skills in native speakers and Spanish learners.

This year, Spanish Playground will host its first summer reading program to encourage and support reading and language activities in…

Telling stories is a powerful tool to teach Spanish. From picture books to entire methodologies like TPRS, telling stories in…

Spanish Valentine books teach children family vocabulary and expressions of affection as they celebrate the holiday.

On Valentine’s Day, we take time to tell our friends and family how much they mean to us. It is…

Kids learn Spanish places vocabulary with a children's book and writing activity.

The Place Where You Live /  El lugar donde vives is a beautiful bilingual book about places and how we…

Facts about Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2016.

Spanish Playground plays a unique role in reaching teachers and parents of Spanish speakers and learners. Spanish language, bilingual and…

A printable Spanish story and scene to teach vocabulary and language in context.

I love telling stories with language learners, and I do lots of different story activities. One of my favorites is…

Online Spanish stories provide high-interest reading for kids anywhere.

Reading is one of the best ways to build vocabulary and give kids consistent exposure to Spanish. These online Spanish…

Latino culture for kids in three picture books from Cinco Puntos Press.

Cinco Puntos Press is a small, independent publishing company in El Paso, Texas. They publish many beautiful books rooted in…

Meditation for kids in Spanish teaches language and relaxation.

Imaginaciones by Carolyn Clarke has 17 very short imaginary adventures told in easy Spanish. These read-aloud relaxation stories help children…

Mariana Llanos discusses her inspiration for her book The Wanting Monster.

Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian-born writer and mother of three. She has published six children’s books available in English and…

Spanish winter reading program keep kids reading over break.

Winter break is almost here. That means it is time for the Spanish Winter Reading Challenge! Ideally, children read and…

Gifts for kids learning Spanish help them stay motived to learn.

Speaking and learning Spanish is fun, and we want it to stay that way for kids. A new book or…

Recipes in Spanish with poems and photos.

Recetas graciosas y saludables by Graciela Castellanos has simple recipes in Spanish. Best of all, these recipes are extension activities…

Maya's Blanket is an exceptional choice for kids learning Spanish.

Certain books have a difficult-to-define quality that makes them exceptional read alouds. Musical language, endearing characters and absorbing illustrations all…

Classroom reading program to share multicultural books.

Spanish Playground will be co-hosting Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2016. I am honored to support this celebration of diversity in…

Spanish Halloween songs, books and activities for kids.

Kids love Halloween! The costumes, the ritual of trick or treating with friends and family, the spookiness, and, of course…

The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations is a wonderful collection of poems in Spanish and English for kids ages 4-12.

I recently wrote about The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations published by Pomelo Books. This wonderful collection has 156 poems…

Spanish poems for kids in a wonderful anthology by Pomelo Books.

One of the biggest challenges elementary and middle-school Spanish teachers face is finding quality content at the right level. Pomelo…

Raising bilingual children with strategies from Christine Jernigan.

Family Language Learning: Learn Another Language, Raise Bilingual Children by Christine Jernigan is a practical guide to raising children with…

Candlewick Press publishes Spanish and bilingual books for kids.

One of the best ways to find quality children’s books in Spanish is to search online stores by publisher. Candlewick…

Tristán Lobo by Mariana Llanos is an entertaining story with a clever twist.

Tristán Lobo, by Mariana Llanos, is a captivating story with a very clever twist. For native speakers or children learning…

Spanish picture books teach children vocabulary and content.

When I was teaching my kids Spanish as they were growing up, I searched constantly for quality books. We spent…

Spanish reading program for K-6 has many effective activities for language learners.

Various publishers have wonderful support materials for their Spanish texts online. These materials include printable activities and online games and…

Middle-grade novel explores the challenges facing children of parents without documents.

The Pew Research Center reports that in 2010, there were 4.5 million U.S.-born children whose parents were unauthorized immigrants. The…

Delia Berlin has written an engaging Spanish story about eating well and staying healthy.

The charming new Spanish-language picture book by Delia Berlin, Dieta de Lunares, reminds children of the importance of eating well…

Rainforest activities for children learning Spanish teach language, culture and geography.

There are tropical forests in many Spanish-speaking countries. As kids learn about the rainforest, they explore geography and culture, as…

Preschool Spanish songs, fingerplays, games and books for learning about mice.

I recently finished a preschool Spanish unit on mice. We had fun singing lots of Spanish mouse songs. We also…

Elementary Spanish curriculum from Languages4Kidz includes lesson plans and picture books.

Languages4Kidz publishes curricula and children’s books for both elementary Spanish and English learners. I am excited about their elementary Spanish…

Children learn about cultures and countries through multicultural books for kids.

I am sharing Finding the Music/En Pos de la música as a part of the Read Around the World Summer…

BookBox creates online stories to teach children languages and support global literacy.

BookBox creates animated books with Same Language Subtitling (SLS) to support reading and literacy development around the world. Language learners…

Spanish beach activities for kids including songs, yoga, video and more.

Summer means water play for kids. It’s a great time for language play too. Spanish beach and water activities can…