Category: Product reviews

The new video Imagine with Barney has a wonderful Spanish audio track filled with music. The producers of Barney are…

The Angelina Ballerina DVD, Mousical Medleys, will be released tomorrow. This new video features high-quality Spanish audio, along with audio…

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…

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to winners Katie, Margaret and Martha (random.org numbers 35, 6, 46). Many thanks to…

Disclosure: Mariana Iranzi sent me a copy of Hola Hello so that I could write the following article. All of…

These elementary Spanish lesson plans from Whistlefritz encourage hands-on learning.

I am so pleased that Whistlefritz has created lesson plans to use with their wonderful videos and songs. This award-winning…

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…

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

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 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…

Spanish curriculum for children

If you are looking into elementary school curricula, you should know that Spanish for You! has added additional lesson plans…

Cantaré, a group based in the Washington D.C. area, performs and records songs in Spanish for children. Led by vocalist…

LinguiMind is an iPad app designed to introduce children to numbers, letters and colors in Spanish (and French and English)…

spanish songs for kids

In these songs from the Sing ‘n Speak Spanish curriculum, music and lyrics come together for fun, effective language learning…

spanish books for children

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

Spanish curriculum for children

Spanish for You! is an elementary Spanish curriculum. If you are considering a curriculum, this is a good time to…

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

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 curriculum for children

Spanish for You! is a curriculum for grades 3-8 that can be used for self-study, home school, in classrooms or…

Spanish curriculum

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

This app is no longer available in the US store. I will update this post if the developer brings it…

Spanish curriculum

We all love stories and storytelling is a wonderful way to teach a language. Conversa Books makes Spanish language materials…

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

iPad apps for kids provide fun ways to practice a language. Gus on the Go is an app for learning…

This free iPad app from Ridili teaches a simple finger play. The traditional rhyme, originally in German, is called Plums…

The Noyo Spanish Vocab app for iPad is a supplemental vocabulary builder for beginning Spanish learners. It is available 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…

Summer’s coming and it is time to give away a few products to help kids learn Spanish in the months…

These entertaining Spanish books for children are very popular with my students. In class just last week a student got…

                   Heritage Language bilingual books with audio CDs are a wonderful resource for teaching Spanish to children. This innovative company…

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

I recently listened to Sara Quintanar’s new CD, Más canciones en español. The whole album is a celebration of the…

I am participating in http://latinaish.com/’s Spanish Friday, so this post is in Spanish. An English translation is included in parenthesis…

                  These two award-winning Spanish audio CDs by Beth Manners are designed to introduce children ages 2-7 to Spanish. Playtime…

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

Let’s Learn to Speak Spanish: Conversational Workbook and CD is a set of worksheets and activities by Susana Murphy, published…

I have been having a great time with the Whistlefritz CD, Cha, Cha, Cha -Spanish Learning Songs. This award-winning collection…

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

The new Whistlefritz DVD is now available! La Fiesta de Fritzi is on the Whistlefritz website with their other great…

SingALingo is a fabulous way to introduce children to Spanish. En mi casa is a CD of songs to use Spanish…

Tito, the Firefighter / Tito, el bombero, by Tim Hoppey, is a picture book about being bilingual. It is the…

The Bilingual Baby DVD is a wonderful collection of images to support a voice-over narration of basic Spanish words and…

Do you have children starting Spanish in school? If you are looking for games and activities to supplement what they…

Spanish in a Basket was such a treat to get in the mail! It is a lovely wicker picnic basket…

I was excited to see Juanita Ulloa’s name in my inbox recently.  She wrote suggesting that Spanish Playground readers might…

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…

Butiá is a website created by the record label Papagayo Azul to promote children’s music in Uruguay, Latin American and…

Let’s Eat! / ¡A comer! is a picture book in Spanish and English by Pat Mora. This story fits into…

Fiesta Femenina is a collection of captivating stories with wonderful characters.  They are drawn from the legends of the indigenous…

Spanish for children

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

When my kids were younger, we always headed to Mexico about this time of year. This summer we will be…

Are you learning Spanish with your child? Have you studied Spanish, but would appreciate a chance to review? Rocket Spanish…

These are my favorite bilingual picture books to read to kids.  Margaret speaks English and Margarita speaks Spanish and reading…

I was excited to get this DVD in the mail from The Bilingual Fun Company.  What great work Jennifer Manriquez…

This weekend you may have celebrated Children’s Book Day. If you work with Spanish language learners, you may also want…