Category: Books and Stories

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…

Spanish nutrition in picture books and activities for kids.

There are lots of excellent Spanish nutrition and health materials for kids. Many of these are available free and are…

A picture book by Mariana Llanos to help kids talk about emotions in Spanish.

Do you talk about emotions in Spanish with kids? Be sure to take a look at the picture book Mara…

Spanish stories for bedtime help children establish a healthy bedtime routine.

The idea behind these Spanish stories is so clever! They are bedtime stories that ask kids to participate by drinking…

Mexican culture comes alive through these lucha libre resources.

Are you looking for a fun end of the school year lesson? Would you like to share another aspect of…

Finding the Music / En pos de la música is a wonderful new bilingual book by Jennifer Torres. Published by…

Free Spanish activity book from the EPA helps children learn to protect the planet.

Earth Day, El día de la Tierra, is April 22. Children will be hearing and thinking about how to care…

Earth Day in Spanish teaches kids vocabulary about animals and the planet.

Earth Day in Spanish is Día de la Tierra. It is celebrated all over the world on April 22. Earth…

Active Spanish games and songs for language learners.

It is spring! The activities below get kids moving as they teach language about the season. These suggestions for active…

Cuban culture in a picture book and recipe from All Done Monkey.

I’m happy to be participating in the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop and bringing you a picture book and recipe…

Easy Spanish stories introduce children to spring vocabulary.

Spring is on its way! These two easy Spanish stories, in different formats, make it easy to talk about spring…

Yoga story in Spanish teaches children that happiness comes from within.

Spanish is tons of fun, but children can learn more than language as they read, sing and play. Kids are…

A Spanish workbook for early readers.

This free Spanish workbook has exercises for children learning to read. It can be a useful supplement for early readers…

A Spanish story for kids about being different and respecting individuality.

Delia Berlin writes dual language books for children. Her new Spanish story, Welcome the Weirds/ Bienvenidas las Raras has just…

Spanish stories online created by Imactiva with a variety of reading activities.

Imactiva is an education technology company that works with the Chilean government, publishers and companies to develop education software. They…

Online Spanish stories for pre-readers, Spanish learners and children with special needs.

Aprendices Visuales creates online Spanish stories supported by pictograms. In the description of the project, the creators explain that the…

Bilingual picture books about natural resources and our connection to the Earth.

Lee & Low recently sent me their two new bilingual picture books. These beautiful books celebrate the Earth and its…

Resources for telling the Christmas story in Spanish with children.

These five easy-to-do activities center around telling the Christmas story in Spanish. Language and culture are inseparable. The Catholic church…

Five spanish gifts for kids.

This post has been update for 2015. Find the new gift guide here. This time of year lots of parents…

A book about Peru for kids.

Award-winning author Carole Roman has written a series of picture books to introduce young children to different countries and cultures…

Spanish Thanksgiving activities that include nature vocabulary.

It is easy to tie almost any vocabulary into Thanksgiving activities. After all, we are thankful for family, food, community…

Thanksgiving activities for kids like this gratitude game can also be an excellent source of language.

Journey to the Gratitude Garden or Viaje al jardín de la gratitud is without a doubt one of the best…

Spanish chapter books for language learners from Open Road Español

Enter the giveaway below and win one of the Boxcar Children ebooks! We all know that choosing books in Spanish…

Resources for learning about the planets in Spanish

Learning about the planets in Spanish, kids draw on information they already know. They learn the basic facts of the…

Spanish ebooks for kids published by Open Road Español.

We do not usually think about connecting with the publishers of the books we read. Instead, we tend to think…

Bilingual children's books in English and Spanish for language learners.

One of my favorite parts of writing Spanish Playground is discovering new authors. This week I have had the opportunity…

A collection of Spanish poems for kids from All Bilingual Press.

Award-winning author Rita Wirkala recently sent me two wonderful collections of her Spanish poems for kids. Mis primeros poemas and…

Multicultural books for children from Libros Arellano.

I am sharing Miguel ayuda en la oficina de la pediatra as a part of the Read Around the World Summer…

Find children's books in Spanish by searching publishers.

Finding quality children’s books in Spanish is a challenge. Searching online stores can be frustrating because often the books are…

A Spanish story that incorporates yoga for kids.

Are you looking for fun activities for the first week of school or a new morning routine for class or…

Apps for kids for reading in Spanish on the iPad and iPhone.

Finding quality Spanish language applications for the iPad and iPhone can be a challenge. This is partly because the iTunes…

Bilingual books by Delia Berlin are an excellent choice for kids learning Spanish.

Delia Berlin is a children’s author from Argentina. Now living in the US, she has written two enchanting bilingual books…

A book celebrating the uniqueness of multicultural kids.

I am sharing Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina as a part of the Read Around the World Summer…

A flip book in Spanish to teach children the verb ver.

The verb forms ves and veo are some of the first ones I teach my students. Ver is high-frequency vocabulary…

Printable spanish mini books for kids.

Mundo de Pepita makes great printables for teaching Spanish to children! I recently discovered their work and they agreed to…

Spanish vocabulary for games in an e-book.

Many classic games and activities are good opportunities to speak Spanish with children. You can play tic-tac-toe with all kinds…

spanish flip book

This Spanish flip book is an easy way for students to practice using vocabulary in common sentence structures. One word…

Stories in Spanish from to read aloud to kids.

Since I wrote this article, Lee & Low has modified their web site and changed the structure slightly. The stories…

Spanish material made available as part of a fundraiser.

If you read Spanish Playground, you are probably a teacher or a parent. There is a good chance that you…

Spanish books for children published by Libros Arellano.

Let’s give a warm welcome to Libros Arellano! I have been waiting for years for more Spanish children’s books by…

World cup printable activities for kids learning Spanish.

This great World Cup Activity Pack from Multicultural Kid Blogs is in English, but there are many ways to use…

A spanish story for kids with yoga.

If you are looking for a fun language activity or a Spanish story for kids, this picture book is a…

Cuentos infantiles nuevos de Barefoot Books

These three stories from Barefoot Books have a prince or princess and a charming fairy tale setting. They also have…

readers theater benefits

Author and teacher Jessica Gracía writes about five benefits of using readers theater with children learning Spanish. Readers Theater is…

Readers theater script to print and use with kids learning Spanish.

Readers theater is an excellent language activity for Spanish language learners. I’m excited that Custom Literacy has published their first…

Activities for a picture book to teach Spanish animals.

This post has an affiliate link. Thanks for supporting Spanish Playground! Taro Gomi’s book My Friends/Mis amigos is one of…

The Spanish Champs Level 2 curriculum for teaching children Spanish

Spanish Champs has recently released a Level 2 curriculum. This program builds on the company’s first level of Spanish for…

Language learning concepts important to raising bilingual kids.

One of the things I found made teaching Spanish to my kids easier was that I was a teacher and…

Picture book in Spanish by Alma Flor Ada with an Easter theme.

This review was contributed by Brooks Lindner from Sonrisas Spanish School. He writes about the Spanish story La sorpresa de…

spanish reading printable custom literacy book 3

I am happy to share a new Spanish reading printable from Custom Literacy. This sentence completion activity gives children the…

spanish zoo animal activities

Spring has officially arrived, and with summer just around the corner many schools and families will be taking trips to…

online spanish books children argentina

Throughout Latin America, governments have established programs to promote literacy and an appreciation for literature. Argentina created el Plan Nacional…

reading to kids in Spanish

Research has shown that reading to children helps them learn vocabulary and improves listening comprehension skills. As a parent or…

spanish stories for kids nos fuimos

In my work with Spanish learners, of course I look for picture books that teach Latino culture. Given that, it…