Calico Spanish is a wonderful elementary Spanish curriculum. In addition to their classroom and homeschool materials, they offer an excellent set of free online Spanish games and videos. These resources are a part of the Calico Spanish curriculum but are accessible to everyone.
Videos are a great way for children to learn Spanish. Check out all our Spanish videos for kids.
Below I’ll give you an idea of why I like videos and games from Calico Spanish, but you can check them out for yourself on this page of their website: Music videos from Calico Spanish. On that same page, click on “online games” to find the games.
Online Spanish Games
The games created by Calico include matching, flashcards and concentration. The content of these free online Spanish games is perfect for any elementary student. Kids practice vocabulary like numbers, animals, emotions, colors, shapes, weather and the months of the year. The games are focused and review an appropriate amount of content. They are quick to play, so kids don’t get bored!
Online Spanish Videos
I love the videos Calico Spanish makes to accompany their curriculum. These are a few of the features of that make these videos especially effective.
Calico Spanish videos:
- present the language in natural context, without translation.
- teach essential structures and vocabulary
- focus on a single structure and provide lots of repetition.
- use rhythm to ensure accurate pronunciation.
- have bright, clear graphics that engage kids but do not distract them.
- are completely in Spanish!
Calico Spanish has videos to help kids learn ¿Cómo te llamas?, ¿Qué es esto?, ¿Cuántos años tienes?, ¿Qué color es..? ¿De dónde eres? and many more basic Spanish structures and essential vocabulary. They also have videos of traditional rhymes like Dos monitos and Chocolate. These videos are a great resource for parents and teachers of Spanish learners.
You can also watch many Calico Spanish videos on YouTube.
Calico Spanish is an engaging curriculum, so be sure to explore their website if you’re looking for an elementary Spanish program.