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

Category: Playground

Spanish jump rope rhymes teach children vocabulary, structre and culture as they play.

Kids learn Spanish as they jump rope and chant rhymes.  The combination of movement and language inserts the words and…

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…

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Talk about this photograph of kids playing baseball to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that follow, like all…

spanish games for kids tic tac toe

Tic tac toe has many names in Spanish. Three of the most common are tres en raya (Spain), gato (Mexico)…

games in spanish

Traditional games in Spanish teach language and culture. These 12 games are from Latin America and Spain. All of them…

spanish games for children bean bags

Kids love playing with bean bags. Like balloons and water, bean bags almost guarantee happy children and a successful activity…

Spanish games for kids with a beach ball.

A beach ball, pelota de playa or balón de playa in Spanish, is a classic summer toy. It is inexpensive…

I write about lots of traditional playground games, hand-clapping games and jump rope rhymes that children play in Spanish. Recently…

spanish song for children mummy

1, 2, 3 Momia Es is a playground game kids play in South America. In Mexico, the same game is…

Talk about this photograph of teenagers playing soccer in the rain to speak Spanish with your child. The questions that…

My children played this game in Spanish all the time with their friends in Mexico. They call it Basta, but…

The title of this Spanish song and game, A pares y nones, is Evens and Odds (numbers) in English. This…

This traditional Spanish game is fun and active.

Mar y tierra is a traditional Spanish game kids play at recess. It is very simple and it can be…

This Spanish game has rhythm and clapping.

The traditional Spanish game, Debajo del puente (Under the Bridge), has several versions. It is a hand-clapping game and is…

It is fall, and in Wisconsin we have calabazas, or pumpkins, everywhere! 1,2,3 Calabaza is a traditional game children play…

9letras is the blog of Alberto Abarca Fillat of Huesca, Spain. Alberto shares educational material for teaching Spanish and the…

I am always on the look out for pictures to use to teach Spanish to children. Ideally, the pictures are…

What a fun way to review basic vocabulary in Spanish! This video is by a speech and language therapist in…

I have a great time playing toma todo, or pirinola, with children learning Spanish. The phrases are simple and practical…

Hand clapping games are a good way to engage children actively with the Spanish language. Por aquí pasó un caballo…

Hand clapping games in Spanish for kids.

Hand clapping games in Spanish are great language activities for children. These two hand clapping games in Spanish are each…

Spanish website for kids with games and audio from el Centro Virtual Cervantes.

Mi mundo en palabras is part of the Centro Virtual Cervantes, a site created by the Instituto Cervantes of Spain…

My son A is 23 and he just got back from visiting my daughter, K, in Lima, Peru. He was…

Children naturally play with language as they learn, experimenting with Spanish rhyme and rhythm. In English, they say “See ya…

Spanish rhymes, like eeny-meeny-miny-mo in English, are an easy way to add Spanish to your home or classroom. These are…

Part of summer is protecting kids from the sun. We remind them to put on sun screen, to sit in…

A game of tag is an excellent opportunity to use Spanish with your child. The game has different names in…

The game “rock, paper, scissors” is played all over the Spanish-speaking world.  In most countries it is piedra – rock…

Spring is here and it is time for parks and playgrounds. Add this Spanish playground vocabulary to your time outside…

Variations of familiar games are an easy way to incorporate Spanish into the day. The game Duck,Duck,Goose is a good…