Tag: Books and Stories

The Bilingual Baby DVD is a wonderful collection of images to support a voice-over narration of basic Spanish words and…

Do you have children starting Spanish in school? If you are looking for games and activities to supplement what they…

I am participating once again in latinaish.com‘s Spanish Friday.  Join us! Leí una vez un artículo de Anna Quindlen donde…

Let’s Eat! / ¡A comer! is a picture book in Spanish and English by Pat Mora. This story fits into…

A text-rich environment is very important for children learning Spanish. One of the difficulties of teaching Spanish as a minority…

If you read your children picture books that have been translated from English to Spanish, you have probably had moments…

Whoever you are is a beautiful book with a moving message about our common humanity. It is by Australian author…

This is a song with pictures, perfect for the very littlest children learning Spanish. Luna has the words luna (moon)…

Hoy me junto a un grupo de blogueros que escriben en español los viernes. Spanish Friday se llama. ¿Cómo se…

I love using story sticks with kids learning Spanish. The pictures reinforce what they hear, and the movement helps them…

I am a big fan of mini-books, so I was happy to see that OnlineFreeSpanish has added a selection of…

This poem by Douglas Wright teaches questions and adjectives to kids learning Spanish.

Douglas Wright is a well-known children’s author and illustrator from Argentina. His poems deal with the experiences of children and…

These are my favorite bilingual picture books to read to kids.  Margaret speaks English and Margarita speaks Spanish and reading…

The deadline for this contest has been extended until May 15th!  Encourage schools to enter! My Bilingual School Library Contest…

Mamá pájaro (Mama Bird) is a free printable mini-book, and it is excellent for speaking Spanish with your child. The…

This weekend you may have celebrated Children’s Book Day. If you work with Spanish language learners, you may also want…

Picture books in Spanish are one of the best language learning tools you can use with children.  Even as kids…

Activities for teaching children Spanish.

This is a free book of fun and practical activities for teaching children Spanish. ¡Aprendo jugando! Actividades de Español para…

Stories without words are useful tools for teaching Spanish to children. These wordless picture books engage children actively with the…

¿Algo más? (Anything else?). Such a common, useful question! When I am choosing picture books to read with beginning Spanish…

Talking in Spanish is fun with these two rhymes about walking.

These two Spanish poems are by Douglas Wright, a well-known poet, illustrator, and humorist from Argentina. They are an fun…

Using Spanish to talk about information that your child already knows is an effective way of exposing her to the…

One of the biggest challenges for Spanish teachers and parents teaching Spanish to their children is providing sufficient input at…

This online story is an unusual version of Los tres cerditos (The Three Little Pigs) meant for native Spanish speakers…

Botas nuevas, by Guido Van Genechten, is the Spanish edition of New Boots. It is the story of a child…

This printable book in Spanish has common vocabulary and a simple, repeated sentence structure.  The title is El muñeco de…

Children learning Spanish as a second language, or in minority language situations, get most of their exposure to the language…

¡Es hora de ir al colegio! (It’s Time to Go to School!)  is a printable mini-book in Spanish. It is…

This bilingual edition of My Friends/Mis amigos by Taro Gomi has Spanish and English on facing pages. It is an…

Traditional features of many picture books make them excellent Spanish-language learning tools. For example, illustrations that support the Spanish text…

If you have ever misplaced your keys, you know how you think of the word “where” as you search for…

Children are familiar with the concepts and vocabulary related to the seasons of the year.  Using this knowledge, they can…

Reading to your child in Spanish is one of the best ways to expose her to the Spanish language.  Many…

These two picture books are fun to read, use clothing vocabulary, and also use complete Spanish sentences rather than just…

¡Quiero mi plátano! (I want my banana!) is an excellent book for introducing or reinforcing the Spanish verb querer, to…

I was fortunate enough to find these books by Creative Teaching Press when my kids were preschool age.  The Spanish…

Reading a wonderful picture book is a powerful experience. Language, color, and ideas come together to create a world that…

Oso bajo el sol is the bilingual edition of Bear in Sunshine. Like the other Bear books in this series…

Las gallinas de la señora Sato tells a simple story in Spanish with both sequence and repetition. It moves through…

I love this book! Each sentence begins Me gusta cuando (I like it when) but ends with a different everyday…

Your child can learn lots of Spanish, including food vocabulary, reading picture books with you. Frutas y vegetales uses common…

The Spanish translation of The Napping House, La casa adormecida, it a great way to reinforce the verb hay (there…

My house Mi casa, from the English and Spanish Foundations Series, has pictures with labeled vocabulary and simple sentences on…

My house Mi casa begins Estos son algunos de los colores que verás en este libro. (Here are some of…

Ricitos de Oro y los tres osos, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, is a wonderful story. The pattern, the repetition…

My family and I – Mi familia y yo is a bilingual book introducing Spanish family words. The story is…

Picture books in Spanish will often have vocabulary that your child does not know.  Even simple books, about familiar topics…

Mi Perrito is part of the Déjame leer series, nivel 1 (level 1).  The illustrations and the repetition make the…

1. Incorporate words and simple phrases into your daily routine. Children understand, and learn, language in context. You will find…

This is a Spanish translation of Margaret Wise Brown’s classic picture book Goodnight, Moon. Many children know the English, so…

This beautiful book by Michael Grejniee follows two children through their day using opposites.  The vocabulary is practical and it…