Category: Product reviews

Ten elementary Spanish books introduce vocabulary related to themes.

If you teach Spanish to elementary students, you will love these books. Language Together publishes picture books specifically written to…

Stories by Gus on the Go is a Spanish app for kids that creates comprehensible input to teach language.

Stories by Gus on the Go is a free Spanish app for kids that carefully creates and delivers comprehensible input…

This series of Spanish-English board books by Leslie Patricelli has excellent language for Spanish learners.

Have you ever read a child a Spanish book that is just too hard? It isn’t fun for the child…

These four Spanish yoga books feature yoga poses based on the seasons.

Spanish yoga books are a wonderful addition to a classroom or home library. Nothing is more natural for children than…

123 Andrés records songs for learning Spanish and basic concepts.

Arriba Abajo is the latest album from 123 Andrés. These delightful songs for learning Spanish encourage language development as they…

Spanish words for daily life with printable activities

Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer is wonderful book for any child, but is especially appropriate for Spanish learners. Through the…

Children learn language and culture from Spanish nursery rhyme books.

There is a rich tradition of nursery rhymes and children’s songs in Spanish. My children grew up singing them, and…

Children practice letter and syllable sounds with these games using Spanish Bananagrams.

Spanish Bananagrams is my family’s favorite word game. We’ve played since my children were little, and it is always a…

This collection of Spanish poetry for elementary students includes poems that span a range of reading levels.

Mariana Llanos has just released Poesía Alada, a book of poetry and art for children. The release coincides with the…

Scholastic's Spanish weekly reader has readings and activities for Spanish language learners.

You are probably familiar with Scholastic’s Weekly Reader, but did you know that they publish a Spanish Weekly Reader for…

This homeschool Spanish curriculum from Speekee provides 40 weeks of material for kids ages 4-7.

I work with several families who homeschool, so I appreciate how important it is to find the right program to…

Sonrisas is a communicative, standards-based elementary Spanish curriculum.

Sonrisas Spanish is a communicative, standards-based curriculum for preschool and elementary school. For 20 years, Sonrisas has been the best…

A book on raising bilingual children with how-to information and valuable perspective.

Not long after I started Spanish Playground, Adam Beck began writing his blog Bilingual Monkeys. As I read his early…

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…

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…

Children learn house vocabulary in Spanish with a magnetic board and printable task cards.

I’m always looking for toys and games to support literacy, so you can imagine how excited I am about this…

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…

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…

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…

Songs by 123 Andrés are filled with learning and joy.

Arriba Abajo is a wonderful new CD by 123 Andrés. These songs have rich layers of music and language that…

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…

PandaTree offers online Spanish lessons for children with native-speaker instructors.

At Spanish Playground, we are dedicated to supporting parents as they help their children learn Spanish. I am so happy…

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…

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…

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…

Students learn Spanish language and culture with these activities from Editorial Miraflores.

I am so happy to be able to share a resource for teaching language through cultural content to upper elementary…

Educational games in an app by Pacca Alpaca teach language and basic concepts.

Pacca Alpaca makes educational games for children. Both Pacca Alpaca Basic Language Learning app and Pacca Alpaca Travel Playtime app introduce…

Sonia De Los Santos sings Spanish songs for children on her debut album.

Sonia De Los Santos recently released her debut album Mi viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island. This…

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…

Spanish t-shirts for kids tell the world they are bilingual.

As parents, grandparents and teachers, we want kids to be proud of speaking two languages. We want them to see…

Homeschool Spanish program from Spanish for You teaches language basics to kids in grades 3-8.

Have you been considering starting homeschool Spanish? The second half of the school year is an excellent opportunity to include…

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…

Hot Peas 'N Butter sing bilingual songs about friendship, seasons and colors.

I love recommending music that I know kids and parents will enjoy together. Hot Peas ‘N Butter makes that kind…

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…

Lucky Diaz sings Spanish songs that kids and their parents will love.

Adelante is the new CD by Grammy-award winning Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band. If you’re familiar with Lucky…

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…

Rockalingua songs are designed to help kids learn Spanish.

Finding music in Spanish for elementary students is hard. Songs at an appropriate language level are often too babyish. Popular…

Jose-Luis Orozco sings about eating right and staying healthy.

Jose-Luis Orozco is releasing ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! on Sept. 18th. This new CD is a feast of rhythm, rhyme…

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…

Puerto Rican culture comes alive in this video from the Familes of the World series.

Are you looking for a way to share Puerto Rican culture with children? The award-winning series Families of the World…

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…

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…

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…

Lil' Libros publishes bilingual books for babies and toddlers.

It’s never too early to start a second language. That is one of the many reasons the bilingual board books…

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…

Homeschool Spanish curriculum from Calico Spanish is a fun and effective way to learn Spanish.

I have recently had the pleasure of working with Calico Spanish Homeschool Learning Series Level A. What a great program…

Oh Noah is a digital series to teach children Spanish.

Have your kids met Noah? He is the protagonist of the PBS KIDS digital series Oh Noah!, designed to introduce…

Latino picture books share culture and language with children.

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

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 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 learning songs from Rockalingua on a new downloadable CD.

At Spanish Playground, we are big fans of Rockalingua. We are happy to be giving away a one-year teacher subscription…

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…