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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 of Spanish vocabulary, talk about the picture as you do a jigsaw puzzle, and use lots of language as you draw with kids.

As you do these activities it is important to use phrases that incorporate Spanish vocabulary and support the language. For example, by talking about the picture you are drawing or what you see on a puzzle piece, you can introduce lots of Spanish.

It is also best to use natural language so that kids hear common structures and learn how to say things correctly. However, if you have never done these activities in Spanish, it is hard to know the most natural way to talk about them. Many of my parents and fellow teachers have asked for Spanish vocabulary for games and activities, so I have compiled an e-book with phrases and words.

Play in Spanish: Essential Vocabulary for Having Fun with Kids has words and phrases to do activities with kids. The vocabulary in the book includes language for drawing with children and for playing games like rock-paper-scissors, tag and tic-tac-toe. I also included a long list of Spanish vocabulary for craft supplies.

See sample pages and download the e-book.

The best language lessons are often natural interactions that occur as kids are doing activities they enjoy. By using language children understand from the activity, you can help them learn common structures and words. Play in Spanish gives you the Spanish vocabulary you need to play and help your children or students learn the language.

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