Family is the center of a child’s world, so these are Spanish words she will need. They are essential for talking about the day and will also be used in stories, songs and games. In fact, she may already know some of these Spanish family words.
la mamá – mother
el papá – father
la hermana – sister
el hermano – brother
la abuela – grandmother
el abuelo – grandfather
Use the words with your child in these simple ways:
- Look at family pictures together. As you point to the pictures, say ¡Eres tú! (That’s you.) Soy yo. (That’s me.) Es tu hermano/hermana/abuelo/abuela. (That is your brother sister/grandfather/grandmother.)
- Have your child take things to family members, or pass things at the table. For example, say Es para tu papá, (It’s for your dad) or Es para tu hermano (It’s for your brother).