Category: Books and Stories

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I am happy to share a new Spanish reading printable from Custom Literacy. This sentence completion activity gives children the…

spanish zoo animal activities

Spring has officially arrived, and with summer just around the corner many schools and families will be taking trips to…

online spanish books children argentina

Throughout Latin America, governments have established programs to promote literacy and an appreciation for literature. Argentina created el Plan Nacional…

reading to kids in Spanish

Research has shown that reading to children helps them learn vocabulary and improves listening comprehension skills. As a parent or…

spanish stories for kids nos fuimos

In my work with Spanish learners, of course I look for picture books that teach Latino culture. Given that, it…

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One of the most exciting things about working on Spanish Playground is sharing innovative materials like the books from Custom…

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…

multicultural childrens book day

What do children learn from books? They learn language and a world of content, but too often kids also learn…

spanish story valentines day

This review was contributed by Brooks Lindner from Sonrisas Spanish School. He writes about the Spanish story Adivina cuánto te…

spanish story activities vivamos la granja

Vivamos la granja is a rhyming story that playfully introduces children to life on a farm.  It is written by…

Spanish picture books 2kk

2 Kurious Kids Second Adventure: Mexico is a picture book by Heidi Gill. It is intended for children ages three…

multicultural book club

Join the Multicultural Kid Blogs Book Club as we begin 2014 by reading Family on the Loose: The Art of…

spanish stories kids no combina

I recently had the opportunity to write about two wonderful bilingual picture books. Marisol McDonald no combina and Marisol McDonald…

Kids Yoga Stories weave yoga poses into the narrative. These stories are available in English and Spanish, and the Spanish…

These Latino picture books are Spanish stories children will love as they learn language.

Marisol McDonald is the protagonist of two wonderful bilingual picture books – Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/ Marisol McDonald no combina…

spanish words veo collage

When children are engaged with the language, they learn. It can be a challenge, though, to keep kids engaged, especially…

El fandango de Lola is a story about individualism and family, about finding talents and sharing them with people you…

Kids learn basic vocabulary as they read and color a Spanish Thanksgiving minibook.

Monarca Language is sharing a Spanish Thanksgiving minibook with Spanish Playground readers. The minibook Doy gracias is an excellent way…

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

spanish story buenas noches

Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is a classic picture book for young children. Like the original, the Spanish translation…

Oso en el trabajo is a Spanish language picture book that follows Oso, un cartero, as he delivers mail to…

Printable materials in Spanish for National Fire Prevention Week.

This year we recognize National Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 5-11. It is an opportunity to teach and remind kids…

In this article, Barefoot Books Ambassador Jen Bennett shares her vision for teaching her kids Spanish and talks about Spanish…

Check out the end of this post for fabulous Hispanic Heritage Month resources! Welcome to the Second Annual Hispanic Heritage Month…

Nos vamos a México is picture book that teaches both language and culture to kids learning Spanish.

Nos vamos a México by Laura Krebs is one of my favorite Spanish stories for kids. This beautiful book is…

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

spanish story for kids

Oso en casa is a wonderful story for children learning Spanish. It has rhythm and rhyme, concrete language relevant to…

spanish story for kids brown bear

Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? is the translation of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?. This…

Cancioncitas de los Andes is a wonderful CD and digital book set that introduces children to life in the Andes…

spanish song story debajo boton

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

Spanish story for kids is Goldilock and the three bears told with pictograms for kids learning language.

Pictocuentos are stories that use pictures or symbols to support the meaning of the text. The pictures, or pictographs, are…

Recently, I wrote about a wonderful yoga story in Spanish, Lucas en un día en la playa. The Spanish coloring…

spanish story for children vaca

La vaca que decía oink by Bernard Most is a story in Spanish for children. This book review was contributed by…

Kids Yoga Stories has another wonderful Spanish story for children. Lucas en un día en la playa integrates yoga into…

We Give Books is a free online library of children’s books and they now have a few Spanish stories and…

Stress Free Kids publishes audio and picture books that help children reduce stress and lower anxiety. These stories are available…

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners, entries 11 and 18, Melissa and Katie. Winners were chosen using…

Update April 2019 – Storybird is making changes. It looks as if they are going to paid accounts. The links…

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

  Update April 2019 – Storybird is making changes. It looks as if they are going to paid accounts. The…

April is National Poetry Month. Poems are a wonderful way for children to hear and speak Spanish and enjoy the…

Giselle Shardlow is the author of Kids Yoga Stories. Her yoga-inspired children’s books get children moving, learning and having fun…

spanish curriculum spanish champs

I have had several readers ask for my impression of the Spanish Champs program, so I was thrilled when the…

These Spanish online stories were created by a group of teachers in Montville, Connecticut. Each story is followed by a…

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

Spanish story with yoga poses integrated into the text engages kids with language.

I am so excited to be able to share this book with Spanish Playground readers. Sofía en una aventura por…

Spanish elementary curriculum

For the last few months I have had the pleasure of getting to know the Sonrisas Spanish School Preschool and…

Teaching words as opposites, antónimos or opuestos, increases a child’s Spanish vocabulary. The relationship between the two concepts helps kids…

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to the winner Jodi Monroy! Thanks to everyone for entering, for the great book list…

These patterns of common objects from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt can be used in lots of ways with children learning Spanish…

spanish books for children

With Christmas coming, I know that lots of us are looking for gifts for Spanish language learners. Parents of my…

elementary spanish curriculum sonrisas

Spanish books are the perfect gift for children learning the language! Sonrisas Spanish School is having a picture book sale…

Spanish elementary curriculum

Sonrisas Spanish School publishes a preschool and elementary Spanish curriculum. The founders, Brooks and Blue Lindner, also have a blog…

I am really excited to share this set of six little story books for Spanish language learners. The set is…

The Thanksgiving Story in Spanish told with pictograms.

This is the story of Thanksgiving in Spanish in very simple words. Kids help tell the story by “reading” key…

Spanish reading comprehension passages with exercises appropriate for Spanish learners.

The government of the Canary Islands has an extensive collection of educational resources online, including this page of reading comprehension…

No-Work Spanish recently contacted me about sharing their audiobooks with my readers. These books are designed as a language-learning product…

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

spanish reading comprehension

This article is by Laura Anaya de Zuchovicki, author and founder of Conversa Books. A Mexican native, she has been…