Tag: children

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

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

9letras is the blog of Alberto Abarca Fillat of Huesca, Spain. Alberto shares educational material for teaching Spanish and the…

El juego de Beenny (Beenny’s game) teaches children correct Spanish pronunciation, to read and write the sounds of Spanish, and…

A text-rich environment is very important for children learning Spanish. One of the difficulties of teaching Spanish as a minority…

This is a song with pictures, perfect for the very littlest children learning Spanish. Luna has the words luna (moon)…

Teaching Spanish to kids is amazing fun, but it can be taxing. We all need materials to draw on and…

This set of 14 pages to color teaches values like generosity, cooperation and friendship to children who are native speakers…

1. There are 51 million Latinos in the U.S. today, and I want my children to be able to talk…

In this video, two children are describing a common word in Spanish. The video is just one minute long, but…

This is one of a series of videos called Adivina la palabra de hoy (Guess Today’s Word). The series is…

Learn Spanish with Pictures helps you teach Spanish to children by talking to them about a photograph. The type of…

This is fun and effective song for teaching Spanish to children.  The tune and the actions make it fun. The…

Movement and music are valuable tools for teaching Spanish to children. Combining the two, children process the language at a…

The website OnlineFreeSpanish.com has lots of entertaining activities and games for Spanish language learners.  For children learning the letters in…

¿Algo más? (Anything else?). Such a common, useful question! When I am choosing picture books to read with beginning Spanish…

Movies and television are excellent sources of authentic language for children and teens learning Spanish.  Young people all over the…

This children’s song in Spanish, Barquito de papel, was written by Cuban composer and pianist Enriqueta Almanza in the 1940s. …

Congratulations to Luis Pescetti for his Latin Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album! He is such a talented performer –…

I love these P’kolino multi-solution puzzles for teaching body parts and colors in Spanish.  There are many ways to do…

Recently,  I have had several parents ask for recommendations for toys to give as gifts to their children who are…

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

This activity consists of listening for a letter or number, and then clicking on it. It is intended for native…

You can turn this routine worksheet into an effective Spanish learning tool by using the pictures in different ways.  This…

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

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…

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

If I could choose one song for my university students learn as children, it might be this one. In addition…

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

Reading to your child in Spanish is one of the best ways to expose her to the Spanish language.  Many…

There are many phrases that we use on a regular basis with children that include parts of the body.  For…

Children sing this short song to the tune of La bamba as they wash their hands. The idea is that…

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

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

Teaching a second language, as a parent or in a classroom setting, is hard work. Providing comprehensible input – language…

Look at the picture with your child. Read the questions that follow and answer them together. Do not worry about…

Oso bajo el sol is the bilingual edition of Bear in Sunshine. Like the other Bear books in this series…

This Spanish song is short, simple and always popular with even my youngest groups. It lends itself to actions that…

Variations of familiar games are an easy way to incorporate Spanish into the day. The game Duck,Duck,Goose is a good…

Day and night, sun and moon – these natural rhythms establish a child’s sense of time and daily routine. It…

Spanish rhymes are fun to say and teach lots of language. They can teach basic vocabulary, numbers and letters. There…

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

Here are some phrases to help you incorporate numbers in Spanish into your day. ¿Cuántos hay? – How many are…

This is a simple song for learning Spanish numbers. Listening and then singing along is a great way to learn…

Structure interactions in Spanish so that your child has fun and is successful. The following steps will help you teach…

Children can learn lots of Spanish helping you around the house. When my children were small, as we set the…

Mealtime and snack time are great opportunities to speak Spanish with your child. Start by talking about a few foods…

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…

Con mi dedito is a wonderful song for teaching the body parts in Spanish. If your child has already learned…

My house Mi casa, from the English and Spanish Foundations Series, has pictures with labeled vocabulary and simple sentences on…

I really didn’t play with my kids that much when they were little. I read to them a lot, but…

My house Mi casa begins Estos son algunos de los colores que verás en este libro. (Here are some of…

This activity gives you a house with lots of empty rooms and furniture to put in them. Click and drag…

Ricitos de Oro y los tres osos, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, is a wonderful story. The pattern, the repetition…

Teach your child the words for the rooms of the house in Spanish.  You can use them in lots of…

Words for basic furniture and the rooms of the house are important for talking about daily activities in Spanish.  These…

This is great song for learning Spanish family vocabulary. Learn the song watching the video – the drawings and actions…

My family and I – Mi familia y yo is a bilingual book introducing Spanish family words. The story is…