Category: Reading

Use these Spanish stories with limited vocabulary with beginners.

Spanish learners need to hear language  in context, and everyone loves an entertaining story. With that in mind, we created…

Use these two Day of the Dead readings for Spanish students to introduce them to the traditions of Mexico.

Are you looking for a Day of the Dead reading for Spanish students? If so, check out these two readings…

Spanish song books with music kids can hear by pressing a button make language learning easy.

I recently discovered Lufi & Friends Spanish song books with built-in music, and they are fabulous! Children can push a…

The Baby Loves Science books in Spanish teach basic concepts and essential science vocabulary.

I have a hard time finding Spanish picture books that deal with science concepts, so I was thrilled to discover…

This Día de los Muertos story is titled Las mariposas vienen de visita.

I’m in Mexico right now making educational videos. Everywhere there are signs that Día de los Muertos will be here…

Spanish reading texts for beginning learners.

We know that language learning depends on comprehensible input through reading and listening. So, why not incorporate both kinds of…

A Spanish memory game to learn vocabulary and structures.

My favorite games to play with students include language, but draw on other skills too. So kids are having fun…

Spanish books for beginners include TPRS novels, early readers and ebooks in PDF.

Reading is one of the best ways to learn a language, and Spanish books for beginners are an important part…

Use these 50 book activities in Spanish to engage langauge learners.

We read to kids a lot, and we want to engage then with the stories and language in books. I’ve…

Activity calendars in Spanish at two levels to practice language skills.

Today we are sharing our July 2019 activity calendars in Spanish. We also have some wonderful news. This weekend, we…

Engage kids with language with these 2 printable Spanish board games.

I like playing board games as language activities because they allow for lots of input and are easy to adapt…

Use this photo challenge in Spanish to engage kids with language.

We want Spanish to be fun and relevant for kids. This photo challenge in Spanish is an engaging, kid-centered activity…

These Spanish reading games have descriptions to go with pictures of dogs and people.

Spanish reading games are an easy way to have fun with language. For example, these two I Spy games let…

Spanish reading challenges engage kids with books during the summer months.

Spanish reading challenges and progress sheets encourage children to read during the summer months. For many kids, they are a…

Use this summer activity calendar for 2019 to engage kids with Spanish.

Summer activity calendars let kids discover something new each day. Spanish calendars also divide language learning into manageable bites, so…

This biography in Spanish of Sor Juana Inés introduces children to Mexican culture.

I’m always happy to find a good biography in Spanish because these books are a wonderful way to share culture…

These flower themed activities are a fun way to learn Spanish colors.

Talking about flowers is a terrific way to learn colors in Spanish. In addition, kids learn other important Spanish vocabulary…

These bilingual color books are sturdy board books for little hands.

Board books are an important part of children’s first experiences with reading, so I choose them carefully. For example, these…

Spanish ebooks based on the Buena Gente video series.

Spanish learners need to hear lots of comprehensible language and then read texts with the same target structures. Below you…

Use these printable activities to build Spanish sentences with beginning learners.

This activity is like putting together a puzzle as students create sentences to describe the pictures. They build Spanish sentences…

Spanish science lessons connect language to important math and science concepts.

It is important for Spanish learners to use the language to learn about other disciplines. The ACTFL World Language Readiness…

Use this picture match and minibook to learn common Spanish verbs.

Children acquire Spanish by hearing and reading the language in context. This picture match and mini-book for beginning readers use…

The Day of the Dead is a rich, complex tradition. That’s why one of the best ways to share it…

Use Spanish sentence strips to make minibooks for language learning.

I use Spanish sentences strips or fluency strips with my beginning readers. I relate the sentences to a picture and…

Use this collection of free printable Spanish books for kids in the classroom or at home.

Reading is so important for building Spanish language skills! I love to read picture books and early readers with my…

These free Spanish PDF books for kids use simple sentences and common vocabulary.

Many of my students are novice learners, so I need Spanish books for beginners. Of course, we read picture books…

This Day of the Dead Spanish reading activity ties in to Día de los muertos as kids practice language skills.

Use this Day of the Dead Spanish reading activity with elementary students to practice language skills and raise awareness of…

Learning about Spanish place names in the United States teaches children about Hispanic heritage and language.

The United States has states, cities, rivers and mountains with names in Spanish. Looking at the meaning of Spanish place…

Speech bubble photos engage students with Spanish conversation.

Speech bubble photos are a fun and effective way to encourage students to speak or write in Spanish. They also…

Spanish sentence building for elementary students involves choosing one word of each color to describe pictures.

With this Spanish sentence building activity, students use three words to build a sentence. They choose a word of each…

Use this Spanish story for beginners PDF to engage kids with everyday vocabulary.

This is more than a story to read or listen to. We want kids to participate as much as possible…

A Spanish picture-based reading and questions to use as a la casa vocabulary activity with elementary Spanish learners.

Cats know how to use a space, and they put a fun spin on learning house vocabulary in Spanish.  This…

A printable Spanish I Spy reading game wiith board and game cards.

I Spy in Spanish is Veo veo, and it is a quick, easy way to have some fun with language…

Teacher and parents can use these Spanish book lists for kids to find new books.

This is a list of Spanish book lists for kids. A list of lists? That’s right! Evaluating books online is…

Common words make a fun summer activity in thiis Spanish photo challenge for kids.

I’m always looking for new ways to make Spanish fun and relevant for kids. I think this Spanish photo challenge…

Learn about part of the United States with these Puerto Rico facts for kids in Spanish and English.

Puerto Rico is 100 miles long and 35 miles wide, making its area about 3,500 square miles, the third largest…

Peg and Pog is a Spanish language learning app with native speaker audio and opportunity for creative play.

If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for opportunities to expose children to Spanish. Of course…

With these Spanish trivia questions kids practice language skills in a fun quiz activity.

Asking and answering Spanish trivia questions was one of my kids’ favorite games when they were young. My students love…

When kids finish a book they color a book on this Spanish reading progress sheet.

We want all kids to enjoy reading, or having someone read to them. Many children like to keep track of…

Kids learn seasonal vocabulary with this picture based Spanish reading for spring.

I made this Spanish reading for spring to celebrate the season and practice basic vocabulary. The picture has action and…

This printable Spanish fortune teller game is a fun way to review vocabulary or learn new words.

Many thanks to Monica Olivera for this post and printable Spanish fortune teller! Monica is a homeschooling Latina and freelance…

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…

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…

Try these creative ideas to learn Spanish on your phone.

The most basic functions of a phone are useful tools for learning language. Try these 5 creative, interactive ways to…

Learning a language takes lots of repetition and practice, but repetition does not have to be boring. Spanish vocabulary review…

Use the printable Spanish counting activities to teach numbers and colors.

Spanish counting activities teach numbers and are also useful for teaching other vocabulary. I made these printable Spanish counting activities…

Spanish riddles teach vocabulary and culture to language learners.

Riddle in Spanish is adivinanza, and adivinanzas can be fun word play for children. Below you will find some of…

Latino leaders come to life in biographies by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand.

Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is an award-winning author of children’s books. She is originally from Puerto Rico, and her works include…

Spanish books for beginning readers exposue them to new vocabulary and build reading skills.

Lulu Delacre has added another title to her series of Spanish books for beginning readers. Rafi y Rosi ¡Piratas!, and…

Spanish synonyms expand vocabulary and increase reading and listening comprehension.

Learning synonyms helps students grow their vocabulary and increase their comprehension. Eventually, synonyms give them more options in speaking and…

Diverse books reflect and honor the culture and language of Spanish speakers.

Books that reflect the diversity of human experience around the globe are the future of children’s literature. Today, however, we…

Play these Spanish sentence building games with the printable cards to practice vocabulary and structure.

These four Spanish sentence building games use common vocabulary and the verb tener. They all consist of building sentences with…

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…

Cinco Books offers authentic language Spanish books for schools and families.

Cinco Books is making fabulous children’s titles from Spanish-speaking countries available in the United States. At Spanish Playground, we believe…

Practice body parts and clothes vocabulary by matching descriptions to pictures in this Spanish snowman activity.

This Spanish snowman activity is a fun way to practice body parts, clothes and winter vocabulary. The printable pages have…

These me gusta activities use food vocabulary in communicative interactions for Spanish learners.

We use the verb gustar and food words together all the time, so it makes sense to learn them together…

A selection of Monarch butterfly activities including a printable minibook in Spanish and English.

The Monarch butterfly life cycle and the migration to Mexico make excellent themes for Spanish learning. Talking about Monarchs, kids…

This Spanish question game can be adapted for all levels and topics.

When I am working in Latin America, I keep my eyes open for authentic games I can use in my…

Cuban history for kids comes alive in this bilingual biography of José Martí.

Martí’s Song for Freedom/ Martí y sus versos por la libertad is a new bilingual picture book from Lee & Low…

Sycretic Press is a Spanish Publisher in the U.S. offering beautiful books for children learning Spanish.

Syncretic Press is an independent Spanish publisher in the U.S..  They are partnering with authors and illustrators around the world…