If you have ever misplaced your keys, you know how you think of the word “where” as you search for them. Where did I put them? Where could they be? Where did I last see them?
The same experience makes these lift-the-flap books in Spanish excellent language-learning tools. All of them ask ¿Dónde está? (where is…). All of them involve looking for something. This is the perfect way to teach dónde because the action of searching clarifies the meaning and keeps it present until you find the object you are looking for.
The question ¿Dónde está? and the answer, also teach the use of the verb estar for location. As you read these books, you find things under the flaps. It might not always be what you are looking for, but location will be expressed with estar. Keep looking, and asking ¿Dónde está? Eventually you will find what you are looking for!
¿Dónde está el ombliguito? also teaches body part vocabulary, such as the Spanish words for belly button, feet and eyes.
¿Dónde está el perrito? also teaches common household vocabulary in Spanish, such as the words for toys, food and bed.
¿Dónde está el bebé? also teaches vocabulary for common objects in Spanish.
This is a Dora the Explorer book. ¿Dónde está Boots? also teaches the word rojo, red, as Dora searches for red things.
¿Dónde está mi mamá? also teaches the Spanish words for animals, such as rabbit and chicken.
¿Dónde está Spot? also teaches common household vocabulary in Spanish.