Category: Product reviews

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…

Spanish children's songs by Nathalia.

As parents and teachers, we know the power of Spanish children’s songs to energize kids, change their mood and, of…

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 songs for kids

Cantaré, a wonderful group based in the Washington DC area, has recently released a new CD called Mucha música. The…

Spanish learning songs from Rockalingua on a new downloadable CD.

Rockalingua has a new CD available to download. This is their second CD, titled ¿Cómo te llamas?. The CD contains…

Elementary Spanish program from Spanish for you is an fun way for kids to learn.

Spanish for You! is a curriculum for grades 3-8. It is an elementary Spanish program for self-study, homeschool, or classroom…

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…

Spanish game Bananagrams is great for kids learning Spanish.

Bananagrams in Spanish is great for native speakers, but there are also fun variations that you can play with language…

DVD for exploring Cuba during Hispanic Heritage Month.

I just watched Worlds Together Cuba, a beautiful 25-minute documentary released in anticipation of Hispanic Heritage Month. It is part…

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…

DVD of Spanish music videos for teaching Spanish to kids.

At Spanish Playground, we are big fans of Rockalingua. We are happy that their great songs are now available on…

Spanish word games for kids using Bananagrams.

My kids grew up playing all kinds of Spanish word games. One of my favorites was definitely Bananagrams. It was…

Bilingual songs for kids learning Spanish.

Mister G is an indie rocker turned children’s world music sensation. His CDs, ABC Fiesta and Chocolalala are full of…

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…

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…

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…

New Spanish learning songs from Whistlefritz.

Whistlefritz recently sent me their new CD of Spanish learning songs for kids. ¡Sabor! has 15 wonderful songs that will…

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 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…

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 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…

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…

CD of bilingual music for kids by Andres Salguero

Andrés Salguero will be releasing his first CD later this month, adding a new voice to the growing body of…

spanish songs for kids rockalingua

Rockalingua is an educational website with songs, videos and other materials to teach Spanish to children in the elementary grades…

spanish reading printable book 2

One of the most exciting things about working on Spanish Playground is sharing innovative materials like the books from Custom…

spanish learning songs

Sing ‘n Speak Spanish has a new CD of Spanish learning songs for kids. I wrote about their great little…

multicultural childrens book day

What do children learn from books? They learn language and a world of content, but too often kids also learn…

Spanish picture books 2kk

2 Kurious Kids Second Adventure: Mexico is a picture book by Heidi Gill. It is intended for children ages three…

These Latino picture books are Spanish stories children will love as they learn language.

Marisol McDonald is the protagonist of two wonderful bilingual picture books – Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/ Marisol McDonald no combina…

spanish video thomas and friends

The new Thomas and Friends DVD has a Christmas title, Santa’s Little Engine, but kids will watch the 5 episodes…

El fandango de Lola is a story about individualism and family, about finding talents and sharing them with people you…

This review was contributed by Brooks Lindner from Sonrisas Spanish School. He writes about a Day of the Dead book…

spanish songs for kids rockalingua

I wrote about the free Spanish learning songs on Rockalingua a few months ago. Recently, I checked out their new…

Oso en el trabajo is a Spanish language picture book that follows Oso, un cartero, as he delivers mail to…

preschool spanish monarca

Monarca Language offers an extensive selection of printable materials for teaching preschool Spanish. The units are designed for children 2-6…

Kitu Kids Apps has two fully bilingual, English and Spanish, applications for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The apps…

spanish story for kids

Oso en casa is a wonderful story for children learning Spanish. It has rhythm and rhyme, concrete language relevant to…

Cancioncitas de los Andes is a wonderful CD and digital book set that introduces children to life in the Andes…

Sukey Molloy connects with children through song, rhythm and movement. It is this connection that makes the Spanish audio on…

Recently, I wrote about a wonderful yoga story in Spanish, Lucas en un día en la playa. The Spanish coloring…

The new video Imagine with Barney has a wonderful Spanish audio track filled with music. The producers of Barney are…

The Angelina Ballerina DVD, Mousical Medleys, will be released tomorrow. This new video features high-quality Spanish audio, along with audio…

spanish story for children vaca

La vaca que decía oink by Bernard Most is a story in Spanish for children. This book review was contributed by…

Kids Yoga Stories has another wonderful Spanish story for children. Lucas en un día en la playa integrates yoga into…

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to winners Katie, Margaret and Martha (random.org numbers 35, 6, 46). Many thanks to…

Disclosure: Mariana Iranzi sent me a copy of Hola Hello so that I could write the following article. All of…

spanish lesson plans kids

Disclosure: Whistlefritz sent me a copy of Spanish Lesson Plans for Kids so that I could write the following article…

Stress Free Kids publishes audio and picture books that help children reduce stress and lower anxiety. These stories are available…

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners, entries 11 and 18, Melissa and Katie. Winners were chosen using…

Award-winning author Carole Roman has written a lovely picture book to introduce young children to the country and culture of…

spanish curriculum spanish champs

I have had several readers ask for my impression of the Spanish Champs program, so I was thrilled when the…

Spanish story with yoga poses integrated into the text engages kids with language.

I am so excited to be able to share this book with Spanish Playground readers. Sofía en una aventura por…

Spanish elementary curriculum

For the last few months I have had the pleasure of getting to know the Sonrisas Spanish School Preschool and…

Spanish curriculum for children

If you are looking into elementary school curricula, you should know that Spanish for You! has added additional lesson plans…