Tag: culture and language

These culture activities for Spanish class center on the art of the arpillera.

Mundo de Pepita created these culture activities for Spanish class to introduce children to the art of the arpillera. I…

Top language news stories in 2016 included the benefits of bilingualism and the push for dual language programs.

In spite of the divisiveness that dominated much of the news in 2016, there was remarkable consensus on the benefits…

Students learn Spanish language and culture with these activities from Editorial Miraflores.

I am so happy to be able to share a resource for teaching language through cultural content to upper elementary…

Jose-Luis Orozco sings about eating right and staying healthy.

Jose-Luis Orozco is releasing ¡Come Bien! Eat Right! on Sept. 18th. This new CD is a feast of rhythm, rhyme…

Reasons for teaching your child Spanish and how to deal with obstacles.

Most parents understand that learning another language has benefits for children. However, like most worthwhile endeavors, structuring language learning takes…

Middle-grade novel explores the challenges facing children of parents without documents.

The Pew Research Center reports that in 2010, there were 4.5 million U.S.-born children whose parents were unauthorized immigrants. The…

Speaking Spanish is fun with these beautiful photos.

Talking about photographs, kids understand lots of Spanish without the need for translation. Pictures with simple descriptions are an excellent way…

Mexican culture comes alive through these lucha libre resources.

Are you looking for a fun end of the school year lesson? Would you like to share another aspect of…

Cuban culture in a picture book and recipe from All Done Monkey.

I’m happy to be participating in the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop and bringing you a picture book and recipe…

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to support Rayo de sol.

For all the things I would like to change about the United States, there so much to love. Take, for…

Parenting blogs share Spanish culture and language.

Raising kids with two or more languages is hard work. All of us feel overwhelmed at times and need encouragement…

A book about Peru for kids.

Award-winning author Carole Roman has written a series of picture books to introduce young children to different countries and cultures…

Dos and don'ts for parents of Spanish learners.

Parents often ask me how they can help Spanish learners if they only speak English. There is no denying that…

These five behaviors are important good manners for kids learning Spanish.

Whether you are teaching an elementary Spanish class or passing on Spanish to your children, it is important to teach…

Spanish lullabies provide early language exposure to babies.

Lullabies, or canciones de cuna, connect infants to their new world as they help them slide into sleep. Lulling melodies…

spanish black history month

It is hard to find good resources for teaching kids about Black history in the United States in Spanish. With…

online spanish magazine algarabia

Algarabía is a Mexican magazine devoted to culture and language. The original print version for adults is always wonderful reading…

tips for language development

Research has shown that children learn more language when they are engaged in conversation than when they just listen to…

Chop Chop is a family cooking magazine published in both Spanish and English. This amazing magazine won the prestigious 2013…

This is part of a series of posts featuring multicultural bloggers who are raising their children speaking Spanish and another…

This is part of a series of posts featuring multicultural bloggers who are raising their children speaking two or more…

This review was contributed by Brooks Lindner from Sonrisas Spanish School. He writes about a Day of the Dead book…

spanish color by number simple skull

A few days ago I posted a color-by-number picture in Spanish of a traditional skull for Día de los Muertos…

spanish color by number calavera

Día de los Muertos is a colorful celebration. Flowers, candles, and calaveras bring color to altars and graves as we…

This is part of a series of posts featuring multicultural bloggers who are raising their children speaking Spanish and another…

This post kicks off our Multicultural Kid Blogs Book Club! We are reading Bilingual is Better by Ana Flores and…

day of the dead skulls

This month, many of us are talking about Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with our children…

Join the Multicultural Kid Blogs Book Club! Starting next month… – A wonderful opportunity to read books related to multicultural…

Ready for a multicultural adventure? You may have seen my post about this amazing group of Multicultural Kid Blogs. We…

I do not belong to many groups. I have certainly never belonged to a group as cool as Multicultural Kid…

Award-winning author Carole Roman has written a lovely picture book to introduce young children to the country and culture of…

spanish songs for kids cantoalegre

Cantoalegre is an amazing resource. This fabulous organization from Colombia offers free downloads of their Spanish songs for kids. They…

This printable activity consists of a short Spanish reading, photos and questions. The topic is el Día del Peatón, an…

The snow is almost gone here in Wisconsin, and many of us are talking and singing about the change of…

Printable Spanish posters help children learn the traditional song De colores.

The traditional folk song De Colores is sung throughout the Spanish-speaking world. The song is often associated with the Catholic…

Preschoolers love imaginative play, so we do lots of it in my classes. One game that is always a big…

Los pollitos is a printable story and coloring book of a traditional children’s song. In addition to the story-coloring pages…

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…

I have used Spanish quotes with students of many different ages. They are good exposure to authentic language and also…

Cantaré, a group based in the Washington D.C. area, performs and records songs in Spanish for children. Led by vocalist…

A printable activity for celebrating Spanish New Year with children.

I am in Peru enjoying time with family and in just a few days we will be ringing in the…

spanish christmas vocabulary

The government of the Canary Islands hosts this set of activities called Jugando con palabras. The games use Spanish Christmas…

I am sure that Bilingual is Better was written for me. After all, I have been waiting 20 years for…

Dia de muertos activity for kids learning Spanish

Talk about this photograph of a Day of the Dead altar to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that…

If ever there was a celebration that lends itself to coloring, it is Day of the Dead, or Día de…

We are so excited to be co-hosting the first annual Hispanic Heritage Month Blog Hop Fiesta! Hispanic Heritage Month is…

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept 15 – Oct. 15. If you are looking for materials for your classes or to…

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

Relajo en la cocina is a Mexican story that I read to my children when they were little. It is…

Summer is here and kids will be spending lots of time in the water. In Spanish it is very common…

                   Heritage Language bilingual books with audio CDs are a wonderful resource for teaching Spanish to children. This innovative company…

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…

Tito, the Firefighter / Tito, el bombero, by Tim Hoppey, is a picture book about being bilingual. It is the…

Debajo de un botón (Under A Button) is a traditional Spanish song for children. Children love this song because it…

Este dedito compró un huevito (this little finger, or toe, bought an egg) is a Spanish rhyme that you say…

I use this Spanish song for kids with preschoolers and beginning language learners. La luna y el sol teaches basic…

I was excited to see Juanita Ulloa’s name in my inbox recently.  She wrote suggesting that Spanish Playground readers might…

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

Expressions of courtesy are a part of our daily interactions. If a child is learning Spanish, these polite words should…