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¡Es primavera! is a Spanish ebook for parents and teachers to read with young language learners. The repetition helps children absorb the sound and structure of the language. The text exactly describes the photos and teaches common nouns associated with spring and the verb veo (I see). Scroll down for a parent/teacher guide and a translation. Just click for full screen and audio. The free PDF is available to download from issuu.

 

A Guide for Parents and Educators

¡Es primavera!
– Uses vibrant photographs to make the meaning of Spanish words clear.

As you read
– Point to the pictures.
– Use gestures and actions to help your child understand. For example, to help her understand colors point to something of the same color in your surrounding and repeat the color word.
– When there are numbers in the text, count what is in the picture with your child.
– Use phrases like these:
¡Qué flores bonitas! / What pretty flowers!
¿Cuántos patitos hay? / How many ducks are there?
Vamos a contarlos. / Let’s count them.
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis  – Hay seis patitos. / One,  two, three, four, five, six –There are six baby ducks.

Language notes
– Diminutives are very common in Spanish. They are used to talk about small things, like baby animals, and also as a sign of affection.
– Diminutives are formed with the ending -ito/ita.
¡Es primavera! uses the words conejito (little rabbit) and patitos (little ducks). Children will understand these words because they associate them with the pictures. They will also understand the words conejo (rabbit) and pato (duck) when they hear them because they recognize the root of the word.

Translation

¡Es primavera! / It’s spring!

¡Es primavera! / It’s spring

Veo la lluvia. / I see the rain.

Veo la hierba verde. / I see the green grass.

Veo flores amarillas. / I see yellow flowers.

Veo flores rojas. / I see red flowers.

Veo un pájaro con un gusano. / I see a bird with a worm.

Veo tres huevos en un nido. / I see three eggs in a nest.

Veo un conejito. / I see a little rabbit.

Veo seis patitos. / I see six little ducks.

¡Es primavera! / It’s spring!

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