Category: Language learning

spanish game for kids

I play this simple Spanish game for kids with students and they love it. I usually play with preschoolers, but…

Talking about photographs is a good way for children to practice Spanish. This activity with a picture of a birthday…

printable spanish

The page Ayudas Gráficas has an great collection of printable graphic organizers in Spanish. Graphic organizers are an excellent tool…

I am sure that Bilingual is Better was written for me. After all, I have been waiting 20 years for…

Spanish curriculum for children

This article is by Debbie Annet, the author of Spanish for You!, a Spanish curriculum for grades 3-8. She offers…

spanish reading comprehension

This article is by Laura Anaya de Zuchovicki, author and founder of Conversa Books. A Mexican native, she has been…

Spanish curriculum for children

Spanish for You! is a curriculum for grades 3-8 that can be used for self-study, home school, in classrooms or…

Spanish curriculum

Congratulations to María (random.org number-22) on winning the Conversa Books giveaway!  ¡Muchísimas gracias a todos por participar y por leer…

We are so excited to be co-hosting the first annual Hispanic Heritage Month Blog Hop Fiesta! Hispanic Heritage Month is…

52 Weeks of Family Spanish is a little book with a big goal – to help families speak the language…

Talk about this photo of kids on the first day of school to help your child learn Spanish. The questions…

I just cannot bring myself to write a real back-to-school post yet, but I know that a lot of us…

I often get questions about Spanish programs for adults from parents who want to learn Spanish with their children.  I…

I am in Lima, Peru spending a few weeks with my oldest daughter who lives here. My son is traveling…

Stories from BookBox are a wonderful resource for building reading and listening skills in Spanish. BookBox creates animated books with…

These free websites for kids have reading activities in Spanish.

Whether your kids are beginning to learn Spanish this summer or keeping up on their skills during a break from…

Spanish curriculum Risas y Sonrisas

I have been having a wonderful time using the materials from Risas y Sonrisas with my students. Risas y Sonrisas…

If you are looking for ways to expose kids to Spanish during the summer, websites with Spanish audio are an…

I have played this game with kids of all ages to practice Spanish vocabulary. I call it Aquí tenemos… (Here we…

Talk about this great picture of a woman on her bike to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that…

I am so excited about Bilingual is Better! The book comes out in September, but I pre-ordered mine from Amazon…

I am participating in Latinaish’s Spanish Friday, so this post is in Spanish. An English translation is included in parenthesis…

Sube publishes a Spanish curriculum for preschool through 5th grade. I have been working with the Level A materials and…

“Y ahora, pon un círculo rojo alrededor del triángulo. Mira, ¡ya llegó tu comida.”  I used to entertain my kids…

Manzanita del Perú and En un café are traditional counting-out rhymes to start games. For both, kids usually count to…

These ten Spanish jokes for children are short and have easy words.

Kids love jokes, and Spanish jokes for children are a way to make language learning fun. There are Spanish jokes…

The new Whistlefritz DVD is a wonderful language learning experience and so much fun! La fiesta de Fritzi, Fritzi’s party…

Magic Spanish for Kids is an award-winning audio CD about a magical trip to Mexico. Two friends, Bobby and María…

Speak Spanish with children by talking about this picture of a woman building a garden shed. The questions that follow…

Don’t these pigs looks happy? Talk about this great photograph to help your kids learn Spanish. The questions that follow…

Spanish in a Basket was such a treat to get in the mail! It is a lovely wicker picnic basket…

Every now and then, I get questions about Spanish programs for adults from parents learning Spanish with their children. So…

I just watched the Whistlefritz Spanish for Kids DVD – Las estaciones. It is so well done! I am going…

OnlineFreeSpanish has added a section of activities on Spanish syllables and the first one is ready to go! I am…

Talk about this photograph of horses in a parade to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that follow, like…

Tracy López, the author of Latinaish, created Spanish Friday. Read more about the idea and join us if you like…

Muchas veces les explicaba a mis hijos por qué todos los veranos los llevaba a la misma ciudad de México…

Spanish for children

Ana Lomba’s guide to teaching preschool Spanish has been updated and is now available. This guide is for anyone teaching…

Teaching Spanish to kids is amazing fun, but it can be taxing. We all need materials to draw on and…

1. There are 51 million Latinos in the U.S. today, and I want my children to be able to talk…

Learn Spanish with Pictures helps you teach Spanish to children by talking to them about a photograph. The type of…

The deadline for this contest has been extended until May 15th!  Encourage schools to enter! My Bilingual School Library Contest…

PBS has launched the web-original series Noah comprende to introduce children to Spanish and also to the process of language…

I always like reading about the experiences of parents who are teaching their children Spanish. The blog at Bilingual Fun…

It is going to be a little quieter on Spanish Playground for the next few weeks.  As quite a few…

In English, we associate learning vowel sounds with learning to read. However, children who are learning Spanish should learn the…

Using Spanish to talk about information that your child already knows is an effective way of exposing her to the…

One of the biggest challenges for Spanish teachers and parents teaching Spanish to their children is providing sufficient input at…

There are two past tenses in Spanish, the preterite and the imperfect, and in order to use them correctly, Spanish…

Movies and television are excellent sources of authentic language for children and teens learning Spanish.  Young people all over the…

Recently,  I have had several parents ask for recommendations for toys to give as gifts to their children who are…

Teaching my three children Spanish as they were growing up, I would not have predicted that the language would add…

It’s only advertising. Let it go. That is what I told myself today as I read the description of a…

Teaching a second language, as a parent or in a classroom setting, is hard work. Providing comprehensible input – language…

Structure interactions in Spanish so that your child has fun and is successful. The following steps will help you teach…