Category: Reading

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…

Use these monthy calendar activities to teach children the Spanish days of the week.

Many of us see our students only once or twice a week, and talking about the Spanish days of the…

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…

Author Mariana Llanos engages language learners in authentic communication as a Skype guest speaker in Spanish class.

A guest speaker is a fabulous way for students to hear and use Spanish. Now, it is easier than ever…

Stories by Gus on the Go is a Spanish app for kids that creates comprehensible input to teach language.

Stories by Gus on the Go is a free Spanish app for kids that carefully creates and delivers comprehensible input…

Create comprehensibe input using this Spanish story with cutouts.

Un picnic en el bosque is a Spanish story with cutouts of the characters.  The story is about 3 children…

Pictures and simple descriptions for elemenary Spanish reading practice.

You can use this elementary Spanish reading activity in different ways. The printable pages have 10 picture cards of children…

This series of Spanish-English board books by Leslie Patricelli has excellent language for Spanish learners.

Have you ever read a child a Spanish book that is just too hard? It isn’t fun for the child…

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…

These four Spanish yoga books feature yoga poses based on the seasons.

Spanish yoga books are a wonderful addition to a classroom or home library. Nothing is more natural for children than…

This printable Spanish book about summer has short senteces and common verbs.

As part of our Summer Spanish Read and Play program, Fun for Spanish Teachers is sharing a printable Spanish book…

Latino picture books are a valuable source of culture and language for children learning Spanish.

Latino picture books play an important role in sharing language and culture with children. A story can convey the strength…

A Spanish gratitude journal based on books teaches language and appreciation.

I try to find ways to connect kids with what they read and make Spanish relevant. The more they use…

Children practice langauge skills as they do this Spanish reading challenge.

This bingo-card style reading challenge encourages children to read in Spanish. They read at different times during the day and…

Spanish words for daily life with printable activities

Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer is wonderful book for any child, but is especially appropriate for Spanish learners. Through the…

Easy Spanish books PDF use simple sentences and common vocabulary for Spanish learners.

Finding easy Spanish books has been one of my biggest challenges for years. Below, I’m sharing five easy Spanish books…

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

Spanish reading logs motivate children learning Spanish to keep up reading skills during the summer.

At Spanish Playground, we want kids to read and enjoy reading. So, to motivate kids to read more, we have…

Children practice letter and syllable sounds with these games using Spanish Bananagrams.

Spanish Bananagrams is my family’s favorite word game. We’ve played since my children were little, and it is always a…

An online Spanish summer program to encourage children to read and play in Spanish.

We’re excited to kick off our Summer Spanish Read and Play Program 2017! Parents and teachers, we hope you will…

This collection of Spanish poetry for elementary students includes poems that span a range of reading levels.

Mariana Llanos has just released Poesía Alada, a book of poetry and art for children. The release coincides with the…

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…

Spanish word-building game to practice spring vocabulary.

Working with syllables is a good way to practice vocabulary. I do a variety of word-building activities where students fill…

Reading to bilingual kids presents challenges like finding books and engaging kids with the text.

I’m happy to be part of a global group of bloggers writing about the A to Z’s of raising bilingual…

This Spanish syllable counting activity uses words related to Valentine's Day.

I made this Spanish syllable counting activity for Valentine’s Day, because I wanted an easy, quick way to practice pronouncing…

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…

Rainbow Weaver is a bilingual picture book that intrduces children to the culture and art of the Mayan people.

Publisher Lee & Low has another wonderful bilingual picture books to share with children learning Spanish. Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del arcoíris…

Mutlicultural Children's Book Day shares diversity resources for parents and teachers.

Welcome to our 4th Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Spanish Playground is honored to once again be a co-host for this…

This series of multicultural chapter books features a Dominican American protagonist.

Big News! Emma is on the Air is the first of a series of multicultural chapter books for grades 2-3…

Pictoline makes Spanish infographics that teachers can incorporate into their classes.

Pictoline has an excellent selection of Spanish infographics. This Mexican-based news outlet presents information with engaging visual design and concise language…

This picture book featuring Spanish tongue twisters is an excellent resource for language learners.

Are you looking for an excellent collection of Spanish tongue twisters for children? In his picture book El torneo de…