Reading is one of the best ways to build vocabulary and give kids consistent exposure to Spanish. These online Spanish stories are short and supported by illustrations.
Kids can read these stories on mobile devices, so they can start a new story anywhere. The stories are also free, which makes them an excellent supplement to a home or classroom library.
The 50 online Spanish stories are divided into three groups. The first group has stories with text, illustrations and audio. The second group has text and illustrations, but no audio. The third group of online Spanish stories are videos. Kids get the support of the images and listen to a story, but there is no text.
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Online Spanish Stories with Audio, Text and Illustrations
These 4 online Spanish stories are from StoryPlace. You can also find games and printable activities to go with the stories.
These 3 online Spanish stories are from Pictocuentos. They have pictograms to support the text as well as illustrations and audio.
This story from Scholastic will please Clifford fans.
There are several online Spanish stories from Bartolo, a digital resource from Chile to promote literacy. They are Adivina lo que siento (and an activitiy for that story), La mono vestida, La cigarra y la hormiga and El cabrito y el lobo. You can find all the stories on the Bartolo website under the tab Lecturas.
This is an interactive story where children make choices as they read.
These 2 online Spanish stories were created by BoxBook
This story is about a perro and a pericotito. A pericote is a ratón, or a mouse.
You’ll find this lovely story on YouTube.
This story is about a bear who wants a friend. There is text to print and a video of the story being told with figure. You can print and cut out the figures to tell the story too.
Online Spanish Stories with Text and Illustrations
These 4 online stories from Aprendices Visuales have pictograms to support the text as well as illustrations.
I made these 5 online Spanish stories for my beginning Spanish learners. They are excellent for preschoolers, but also are appropriate for older kids who are starting to learn Spanish.
You can download all of these books as PDFs here: Easy Spanish Books in PDF
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These 3 stories were created by teachers for Spanish learners. The pictures are small, but the language is at a good level and there are activities to go with each story.
These 4 stories are on StoryBird.
This story uses shapes to make a clown. It is a good read aloud. The font is the script that children learn in Spain, so it may be more difficult for beginning readers.
This story introduces children to the water cycle.
This is a collection of fun poems with pictograms to support the text.
These 4 stories are published by la Fundación Libros para Niños. The books are illustrated with photos of children in Nicaragua. The illustrations offer a wonderful glimpse into the daily of Nicaraguan children.
This story is published by the Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA) & Biblioteca Nacional del Perú (BNP). Choose the two-page view so that the illustrations and text show together.
These 2 stories are by Hans Wilhelm.
This collection of readings has stories at a range of levels. I recommend Los leones no comen banana for Spanish learners. It begins on page 22 of the PDF.
This wonderful story from Mexico has many cultural references to food.
Online Spanish Stories with Images and Audio
These 7 online Spanish stories are on YouTube. They will be familiar to many kids.
This video of a story being told with figures is perfect for kids learning Spanish.