Spanish tongue twisters are fun pronunciation practice for kids.

Spanish tongue twisters, or trabalenguas, are authentic language and packed with culture. They are also short, with rhyme and rhythm. But how do we make them useful for Spanish learners? A language has to be meaningful for kids to learn. That is the catch with Spanish tongue twisters.

Try these short Spanish songs in preschool and elementary Spanish classes.

I am always on the lookout for short Spanish songs to sing with kids. When I recently discovered Short + Fun Spanish Beats from Ana Calabrese, I knew the songs would fit right into my classes. Ana Calabrese, originally from Colombia, is raising a bilingual family in California. She began writing short Spanish songs to use in her classes,  and…

The Day of the Dead is a rich, complex tradition. So, one of the best ways to share it with children is through stories. Las almas de la fiesta y otros cuentos de Día de Muertos communicates the significance and beauty of the celebration remarkably well. This Día de Muertos book is a treasure. Las almas de la fiesta y…

Use Spanish sentence strips to make minibooks for language learning.

I use Spanish sentences strips or fluency strips with my beginning readers. I relate the sentences to a picture and then turn them into a mini-book. Below you’ll find sets of 4 Spanish sentence strips to make mini-books.

Celebrate Multicultural Children's Book Day 2019 with these events.

Welcome to Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019! MCBD raises awareness for kid’s books that celebrate diversity. The event also gets more diverse books into classrooms, libraries, and the hands of children.

A Gift from Abuela is set in Mexico City and shares culture and a positive message with children.

As a part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2019, I’m happy to share A Gift from Abuela by Cecilia Ruiz, published by Candlewick Press. Learn more about MCBD below.