iPhone and iPad apps from Spanish Playground teach children Spanish with fun effective games.

Category: Pronunciation

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 choosing rhymes teach vocabulary, rhythm, pronunciation and culture to language learners.

Spanish choosing rhymes add language to a classroom or household. Choosing rhymes are used to start games, but kids can…

Spanish rhyming words teach important pre-reading skills.

Rhyming is an important early literacy skill. To adults, rhyming seems simple, but it takes practice to learn to hear…

Spanish syllables are fun and easy for kids to practice with these printable wheels.

I like to use hands-on activities for kids to practice Spanish syllables. I recently made this wheel and wanted to…

Fun bilingual songs by Mister G get kids singing and dancing in Spanish.

Are you ready to sing, dance and learn some Spanish? Mister G has just released a new CD, Los animales…

Poem in Your Pocket Day is a perfect occasion for kids to share Spanish poems.

This year, we celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 30. It is part of National Poetry Month and…

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…

Spanish syllables in a fun clapping game for kids.

Rhythm and word stress are an important part of correct pronunciation. I do lots of clapping and jumping games with…

A printable list of Spanish rhymes for kids to greet each other and use when playing.

My students have lots of fun playing and experimenting with rhyme. Spanish rhymes are easy to make and recognize, partly…

Spanish vocabulary listening and speaking practice.

On the website created by LanguageGuide.org, users move the mouse over an image to hear vocabulary pronounced. The images and…

Spanish clothing vocabulary practice in a printable activity.

With this printable activity, kids practice vocabulary and the Spanish vowel sounds. The Spanish clothing vocabulary on the printable is…

Dos and don'ts for parents of Spanish learners.

Parents often ask me how they can help Spanish learners if they only speak English. There is no denying that…

clothing words in spanish

La ropa is a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series from Spanish Playground. This short video teaches Spanish…

spanish words kids

Las verduras is a video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series from Spanish Playground. These short videos teach essential…

spanish words juguetes

I am happy to share the second video in the Spanish Words Kids Love series, Los juguetes del mercado. These…

geography in spanish continents

Talking about the continents with children learning Spanish lets you introduce or review geography vocabulary. In addition to the word…

Spanish Words Kids Love is a set of videos from Spanish Playground that teach language in context. The videos are…

Spanish syllalbes

This post on teaching Spanish syllables as a first step in learning to read is written by Frances of Discovering…

spanish number game

Teaching children numbers in Spanish is fairly easy, so you might wonder why you would ever put a young child…

It is early in the school year, and lots of us are getting our schedules established at home and at…

For years, OnlineFreeSpanish has offered an excellent set of free activities for children learning Spanish. Now they have a new…

Are you looking for some fun material to get your students excited about Spanish and start the year off on…

Attention getters in Spanish can be a fun source of language for kids.

Attention getters are chants, rhymes or songs to get kids listening or quiet down a group. They are a huge…

Three great resources for teaching kids shapes in Spanish online.

The names of shapes, or las formas in Spanish, are basic vocabulary that children learn in preschool and kindergarten. Kids…

spanish alphabet activities

When we introduce the letter names and letter sounds to beginning Spanish learners, we associate the sounds with words. Learning…

In Spanish, The Itsy Bitsy Spider is La araña pequeñita, La itzi bitzi araña, Winsy, winsy araña or Wichi, wichi…

Pakapaka is an educational television channel for children from el Ministerio de Educación of Argentina. The channel has an internet…

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

This online game is a good way to practice Spanish color words. It is from Spanishspanish and players hear and…

These two online games are from Educapeques. They are designed to teach basic concepts and prepositions to native Spanish speakers…

In this printable Spanish board game, kids move around the board by clapping and counting the number of syllables in…

Spanish color game teaches children color vocabulary and color mixing.

Discovery Kids has created a Spanish color game called El juego de los colores. The game has wonderful, clear audio…

Antonio Selfa Molina is a performer and composer from Spain. He is also a teacher. Last year, he recorded Spanish…

This new activity from OnlineFreeSpanish introduces children to the concept of the gender of nouns in Spanish. There is a…

printable spanish bookmarks

¡Hola, Crayola! ¡Adios, carita de arroz!  There are lots of Spanish rhymes like this, and kids like learning them because…

The video below by Fiestikids is a great review of the Spanish numbers 1-20. It teaches kids how to express…

These online Spanish games to teach letters are from the Ministerio de Educación of Spain. They are part of a…

Spanish videos for kids in a cute cooking series.

Since I wrote this post, Telmo y Tula, has made some of their videos available only by subscription. You can…

spanish christmas vocabulary

The government of the Canary Islands hosts this set of activities called Jugando con palabras. The games use Spanish Christmas…

Spanish Christmas Vocabulary

OnlineFreeSpanish has a set of activities to introduce kids to Christmas vocabulary in Spanish. The words are supported with images…

spanish songs for kids

In these songs from the Sing ‘n Speak Spanish curriculum, music and lyrics come together for fun, effective language learning…

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! The winners (numbers chosen using random.org) are Iveth, Yogamama, Jessica…

spanish song for kids winter

This Spanish song for children is called Invierno. It is by Grupo Encanto and, as you can guess from the…

No-Work Spanish recently contacted me about sharing their audiobooks with my readers. These books are designed as a language-learning product…

Listen to this short Spanish audio description of a common word and try to guess what it is. This is…

  These printable Spanish alphabet cards from Mr. Printables are free to download for personal and classroom use. I make…

I made this game recently to play with several of my private students who are learning to read, but it…

Familiar tunes make it easy for kids to learn songs in Spanish. This color song is to the tune of…

This app is no longer available in the US store. I will update this post if the developer brings it…

Spanish rhyming word cards for kids to play a variety of games.

These two sets of printable Spanish cards have pictures of words that rhyme. There are thirty pairs, sixty words in…

iPad apps for kids provide fun ways to practice a language. Gus on the Go is an app for learning…

Spanish songs for children teach much more than basic vocabulary. Singing is a wonderful way to learn the sounds and…

This free iPad app from Ridili teaches a simple finger play. The traditional rhyme, originally in German, is called Plums…

This online game in Spanish teaches children about the five senses. La máquina de los sentidos is a game from…

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

The vowel sounds in Spanish are essential to correct pronunciation and, of course, to learning to read. A song about…

OnlineFreeSpanish has nine activities to teach farm animal vocabulary in Spanish. The games combine an image, the written word, and…

This Spanish poem for children is titled Una casa con un sol. It uses familiar, conversational language to describe the…

¿Quién robó pan? is a traditional game played in many Spanish-speaking countries. It is a chant in the form of…

The Noyo Spanish Vocab app for iPad is a supplemental vocabulary builder for beginning Spanish learners. It is available from…