Category: Curriculum

Printable matching and timeline materials to support the Spanish YouTube series Buena Gente.

We created the Spanish YouTube series Buena Gente for language learners. These Spanish videos for beginners teach everyday language in…

Singing is such a fun, effective way to learn language! Of course, students need to understand what they are singing…

Elementary Spanish blogs provide useful resources to teachers and parents.

I really appreciate teachers who write elementary Spanish blogs! On social media, I can ask a question and get helpful…

Nuestra historia is a complete CI curriculum for Spanish.

I’ve been teaching for 30 years and have been lucky enough to see amazing changes in language education. We have…

Try Spanish reading, art activities, games and songs in a summer activity calendar 2018.

Summer activity calendars are fun because there is something new to discover each day. They also divide Spanish learning into…

Tips and resources for homeschooling Spanish for multiple children.

Are you homeschooling Spanish for multiple children? It can be a real challenge to meet the needs of all of…

Use these strategies for a successful experience learning Spanish at home.

I love Spanish. And I decided a while back that I want to pass that love of Spanish on to…

Students engage with language and culture with these Latin American crafts for Spanish class.

Doing crafts in Spanish class is a fun way to mix language and culture. Kids get lots of input (colors…

If a child learns Spanish at a young age there are social and academic benefits.

Yesterday morning, a parent raised a concern I hear over and over.  He was worried learning Spanish might confuse his…

Dolphin activities in Spanish fit into an Earth Day or animal theme.

Dolphins are amazing! In addition, learning about these beautiful animals is an excellent way for Spanish learners to develop their…

This Spanish class giveaway includes teacher and student materials for elementary Spanish.

Spanish for You! is a classroom-tested curriculum for grades 3-8. The program is theme-based and aligns with national foreign language…

Songs, printables activities, poems, stories and outdoor games are all Spanish spring activities that engage children with new vocabulary.

Spring is a wonderful season to learn new Spanish words, because Spanish spring activities include vocabulary associated with weather, plants…

These free Spanish winter activities use language in context at a variety of levels.

As you probably know, Teachers Pay Teachers has Spanish activities for many themes at different levels. I buy materials when…

You can use these Spanish preschool activities to teach basic vocabulary.

Teaching preschool Spanish is wonderful! Preschoolers are active, curious little people ready to play and learn. However, many teachers contact…

Ten elementary Spanish books introduce vocabulary related to themes.

If you teach Spanish to elementary students, you will love these books. Language Together publishes picture books specifically written to…

Spanish speaking practice in the form of a fun bingo-card challenge encourages kids to produce the language.

Kids need practice producing the Spanish they have learned. However, speaking practice can be hard to structure. It is much…

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…

I like activity calendars because I always appreciate a list of suggestions and new ideas. It is like making dinner;…

Scholastic's Spanish weekly reader has readings and activities for Spanish language learners.

You are probably familiar with Scholastic’s Weekly Reader, but did you know that they publish a Spanish Weekly Reader for…

This homeschool Spanish curriculum from Speekee provides 40 weeks of material for kids ages 4-7.

I work with several families who homeschool, so I appreciate how important it is to find the right program to…

Sonrisas is a communicative, standards-based elementary Spanish curriculum.

Sonrisas Spanish is a communicative, standards-based curriculum for preschool and elementary school. For 20 years, Sonrisas has been the best…

Spanish goodbye songs bring kids together at the end of class and teach vocabulary for leaving others.

Music is one of the best ways to help kids transition from one activity to the next. So, I use…

A list of top Spanish TpT stores with free activities from the teachers.

Teaching Spanish is rewarding, but it also takes a steady investment of time and energy. I hope this list of…

Issuu has a large selection of free Spanish readers and activity books.

Issuu is a digital publishing platform with many resources in Spanish. You can read the publications online and a large…

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…

My Mochila is a Spanish subscription box with curated materials for teaching children Spanish.

Children learn Spanish when they connect with the language and want to communicate with others. In other words, rich content…

Preschool Spanish is fun and easy to teach with the SingALingo program.

Spanish learning in this country keeps getting better and better!  My most recent find is a new preschool Spanish program…

Hola Playgroup offers Spanish lessons for kids in NYC.

I’m always excited to hear about quality programs for teaching Spanish to children. I recently learned of ¡Hola! Playgroup, a…

These books for Spanish learners create comprehensible input using colors.

Language Together publishes books for Spanish learners. These fun little books come in sets and are excellent for emerging readers…

These printable mini-books in Spanish are an excellent language learning activity.

Fun for Spanish Teachers has wonderful materials for children learning Spanish. I’m highlighting two of their resources – printable mini-books…

PandaTree offers online Spanish lessons for children with native-speaker instructors.

At Spanish Playground, we are dedicated to supporting parents as they help their children learn Spanish. I am so happy…

These personal skills will help you engage with students and create content.

Teaching language draws on all our skills. We apply our creativity and abilities to what we know about learning language…

Spanish learning songs focus on important vocabulary and verb forms.

Are you looking for some great songs to help kids learn Spanish? Spanish for You! has recently added music to…

Spanish vocabulary games with pictures keep kids motivated and learning.

Debbie Annett is the author of Spanish for You!, a curriculum for home or class use for grades 3-8. She…

Tips for using themes for Spanish preschool and elementary school lessons.

One of the best ways to teach Spanish is by using a variety of activities related to a content theme. Using…

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…

Homeschool Spanish program from Spanish for You teaches language basics to kids in grades 3-8.

Have you been considering starting homeschool Spanish? The second half of the school year is an excellent opportunity to include…

Recipes in Spanish with poems and photos.

Recetas graciosas y saludables by Graciela Castellanos has simple recipes in Spanish. Best of all, these recipes are extension activities…

Spanish reading program for K-6 has many effective activities for language learners.

The materials featured in this post now require a log-in. They are no longer available to the public.  For that…

Top Spanish homeschool resources for parents raising bilingual kids.

I’m happy to be participating in the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop and bringing you an set of Spanish homeschool…

Elementary Spanish curriculum from Languages4Kidz includes lesson plans and picture books.

Languages4Kidz publishes curricula and children’s books for both elementary Spanish and English learners. I am excited about their elementary Spanish…

Homeschool Spanish curriculum from Calico Spanish is a fun and effective way to learn Spanish.

I have recently had the pleasure of working with Calico Spanish Homeschool Learning Series Level A. What a great program…

A Spanish workbook for early readers.

This free Spanish workbook has exercises for children learning to read. It can be a useful supplement for early readers…

Spanish for you is a curriculum for teaching Spanish to children.

This fall Spanish for You! released a new themed content package called Mi Vida. If you are looking for a…

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…

Elementary Spanish program from Spanish for you is an fun way for kids to learn.

Spanish for You! is a curriculum for grades 3-8. It is an elementary Spanish program for self-study, homeschool, or classroom…

DVD of Spanish music videos for teaching Spanish to kids.

At Spanish Playground, we are big fans of Rockalingua. We are happy that their great songs are now available on…

Elementary Spanish resources including worksheets and other printables.

Are you looking for Spanish resources to use with kids this summer? Or maybe thinking about fall and how to…

The Spanish Champs Level 2 curriculum for teaching children Spanish

Spanish Champs has recently released a Level 2 curriculum. This program builds on the company’s first level of Spanish for…

Picture book in Spanish by Alma Flor Ada with an Easter theme.

This review was contributed by Brooks Lindner from Sonrisas Spanish School. He writes about the Spanish story La sorpresa de…

spanish songs for kids rockalingua

Rockalingua is an educational website with songs, videos and other materials to teach Spanish to children in the elementary grades…

spanish learning songs

Sing ‘n Speak Spanish has a new CD of Spanish learning songs for kids. I wrote about their great little…

spanish story valentines day

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

Evaluate successful language learning with 15 questions for the new year.

The New Year is a time for taking stock and setting goals. If you have a child learning Spanish, or…

spanish christmas lesson

Spanish for You! has just added a Spanish Christmas lesson set with 10 days of lessons and materials. They are…

preschool spanish monarca

Monarca Language offers an extensive selection of printable materials for teaching preschool Spanish. The units are designed for children 2-6…

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…

spanish lesson plans kids

Disclosure: Whistlefritz sent me a copy of Spanish Lesson Plans for Kids so that I could write the following article…

spanish curriculum spanish champs

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

Spanish elementary curriculum

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