Category: Language learning

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

I recently read an article by Juan of Words about parts of his childhood in Mexico that he hopes his…

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…

Ideas for adding Spanish to a child's bedtime routine.

If your family speaks English or another language at home, it can be a challenge to set aside time for…

I do not belong to many groups, and I have certainly never belonged to a group as cool as Multicultural…

A printable list of common Spanish phrases to use with kids.

Parents of my students often ask me how they can start speaking Spanish with their children at home. Specifically, they…

A set of printable Spanish questions for kids.

These printable Spanish questions and pictures are an excellent activity for language learners. They are part of Una preguntita, a…

Question in Spanish for children to use in games.

Una preguntita is a continually growing collection of questions in Spanish that encourage kids to draw on information they know…

Spanish questions for games teach kids vocabulary and verbs.

These questions in Spanish are useful for all kinds of activities, including board games, classroom games or just asking each…

Spanish questions for games and activities with language learners.

These Spanish questions are based on vocabulary children learn early in their exposure to the language. The questions include words…

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…

Spanish questions for beginners to use in games.

This set of Spanish questions is based on some of the first vocabulary that children learn. The questions include words…

Basic knowledge questions in Spanish to use in activities with kids.

Una preguntita is a continually growing collection of questions that encourage kids to draw on information they know to understand…

General knowledge questions in Spanish for fun and learning.

Una preguntita is a continually growing collection of questions that encourage kids to draw on information they know to understand…

Sticky notes have to be one of the handiest inventions ever. In addition to keeping us organized, they are wonderful…

spanish game for kids

I play this simple Spanish game for kids with students and they love it. I usually play with preschoolers, but…

Talking about photographs is a good way for children to practice Spanish. This activity with a picture of a birthday…

printable spanish

The page Ayudas Gráficas has an great collection of printable graphic organizers in Spanish. Graphic organizers are an excellent tool…

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

Spanish curriculum for children

This article is by Debbie Annet, the author of Spanish for You!, a Spanish curriculum for grades 3-8. She offers…

spanish reading comprehension

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

Spanish curriculum

The Conversa Books upper elementary teachers’ starter kit includes the following titles: Ana y las cucarachas, La vida loca (both…

We are so excited to be co-hosting the first annual Hispanic Heritage Month Blog Hop Fiesta! Hispanic Heritage Month is…

52 Weeks of Family Spanish is a little book with a big goal – to help families speak the language…

Talk about this photo of kids on the first day of school to help your child learn Spanish. The questions…

I just cannot bring myself to write a real back-to-school post yet, but I know that a lot of us…

I often get questions about Spanish programs for adults from parents who want to learn Spanish with their children.  I…

I am in Lima, Peru spending a few weeks with my oldest daughter who lives here. My son is traveling…

Stories from BookBox are a wonderful resource for building reading and listening skills in Spanish. BookBox creates animated books with…

These free websites for kids have reading activities in Spanish.

Whether your kids are beginning to learn Spanish this summer or keeping up on their skills during a break from…

Spanish curriculum Risas y Sonrisas

I have been having a wonderful time using the materials from Risas y Sonrisas with my students. Risas y Sonrisas…

If you are looking for ways to expose kids to Spanish during the summer, websites with Spanish audio are an…

I have played this game with kids of all ages to practice Spanish vocabulary. I call it Aquí tenemos… (Here we…

Talk about this great picture of a woman on her bike to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that…

I am so excited about Bilingual is Better! The book comes out in September, but I pre-ordered mine from Amazon…

I am participating in Latinaish’s Spanish Friday, so this post is in Spanish. An English translation is included in parenthesis…

Sube publishes a Spanish curriculum for preschool through 5th grade. I have been working with the Level A materials, and…

“Y ahora, pon un círculo rojo alrededor del triángulo. Mira, ¡ya llegó tu comida.”  I used to entertain my kids…

Manzanita del Perú and En un café are traditional counting-out rhymes to start games. For both, kids usually count to…

These ten Spanish jokes for children are short and have easy words.

Kids love jokes, and Spanish jokes for children are a way to make language learning fun. There are Spanish jokes…

The new Whistlefritz DVD is a wonderful language learning experience and so much fun! La fiesta de Fritzi, Fritzi’s party…

Magic Spanish for Kids is an award-winning audio CD about a magical trip to Mexico. Two friends, Bobby and María…

Speak Spanish with children by talking about this picture of a woman building a garden shed. The questions that follow…

Don’t these pigs looks happy? Talk about this great photograph to help your kids learn Spanish. The questions that follow…

Every now and then, I get questions about Spanish programs for adults from parents learning Spanish with their children. So…

I just watched the Whistlefritz Spanish for Kids DVD – Las estaciones. It is so well done! I am going…

OnlineFreeSpanish has added a section of activities on Spanish syllables and the first one is ready to go! I am…

Talk about this photograph of horses in a parade to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that follow, like…

Tracy López, the author of Latinaish, created Spanish Friday. Read more about the idea and join us if you like…

Muchas veces les explicaba a mis hijos por qué todos los veranos los llevaba a la misma ciudad de México…

Spanish for children

Ana Lomba’s guide to teaching preschool Spanish has been updated and is now available. This guide is for anyone teaching…

Teaching Spanish to kids is amazing fun, but it can be taxing. We all need materials to draw on and…

1. There are 51 million Latinos in the U.S. today, and I want my children to be able to talk…

Learn Spanish with Pictures helps you teach Spanish to children by talking to them about a photograph. The type of…

The deadline for this contest has been extended until May 15th!  Encourage schools to enter! My Bilingual School Library Contest…

PBS has launched the web-original series Noah comprende to introduce children to Spanish and also to the process of language…

I always like reading about the experiences of parents who are teaching their children Spanish. The blog at Bilingual Fun…

It is going to be a little quieter on Spanish Playground for the next few weeks.  As quite a few…

In English, we associate learning vowel sounds with learning to read. However, children who are learning Spanish should learn the…