Category: Verbs

Talking to your dog or cat in Spanish when your children are listening is a good way to expose children…

Children need to hear the past tenses in Spanish over and over before they can use them. There are two…

This bilingual edition of My Friends/Mis amigos by Taro Gomi has Spanish and English on facing pages. It is an…

Escoge una mascota (choose a pet) is an interactive online activity that exposes children to lots of Spanish vocabulary and…

Saco una manito (I take out one hand) is one of the first songs that many Spanish-speaking children learn. Even…

This simple game is called Encuentre el bebé (Find the Baby). Each screen presents a different scene, such as a…

There are several children’s songs in Spanish that teach or reinforce the question word dónde (where). These songs also teach…

This song uses the verb tener, and other useful verbs, in the first person. This verb form, the yo form…

This song, Si tú tienes muchas ganas de aplaudir (If you feel a lot like clapping) is the Spanish version…

In addition to using tener to talk about what we have, we often use tener to express the way we…

This song teaches the Spanish verb forms tengo (I have) and tienes (you have) as children sing about the parts…

Tener (to have) is one of the most common verbs in Spanish.  You can model the use of tengo (I…

Meals provide an opportunity and context for speaking Spanish to your child.  In addition to food vocabulary, there are many…

Children sing Que llueva, que llueva all over the Spanish-speaking world. There are several versions, and all of them celebrate…

This is such a simple, happy song; I love it!  The actions reinforce the parts of the body in Spanish…

Singing in Spanish as a part of daily routines is a great way for children to learn new Spanish vocabulary…

These two picture books are fun to read, use clothing vocabulary, and also use complete Spanish sentences rather than just…

This traditional Spanish children’s song is about a monkey who likes his lettuce ironed, without any wrinkles, and with lime…

¿Qué te gusta? teaches children the common Spanish verb gustar through repetition and lovely illustrations which make the meaning of…

Me gustan los colores is a picture book with wonderful photos supported by a clear Spanish text. Each page has…

“I like it!”  “I don’t like that!”   Children express what they like and don’t like many times every day.  It…

¡Quiero mi plátano! (I want my banana!) is an excellent book for introducing or reinforcing the Spanish verb querer, to…

The Spanish verb querer, to want, can be used in many daily interactions with your child. In Spanish, verbs change…

In Spanish, verbs change to match the subject of the sentence. Children learn Spanish verb forms if they are exposed…

The verb phrase vamos a + infinitive ( the base form of a verb), translates into English as “let’s +…

Reading a wonderful picture book is a powerful experience. Language, color, and ideas come together to create a world that…

Me gusta (I like it.). ¡Me gusta mucho! (I like it a lot!). No me gusta (I don’t like it.)…

Spring is here and it is time for parks and playgrounds. Add this Spanish playground vocabulary to your time outside…

Look at the picture with your child. Read the questions that follow and answer them together. Don’t worry about understanding…

I love this book! Each sentence begins Me gusta cuando (I like it when) but ends with a different everyday…

The Spanish translation of The Napping House, La casa adormecida, it a great way to reinforce the verb hay (there…

Teaching your child a few basic verbs in Spanish will let her communicate many ideas. She may be familiar with…