Tag: kids

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

OnlineFreeSpanish has added a section of activities on Spanish syllables and the first one is ready to go! I am…

The Diccionario Multimedia is from the Portal de Educación – Junta de Castillo y León.  It has common Spanish vocabulary…

PBS has launched the web-original series Noah comprende to introduce children to Spanish and also to the process of language…

I was excited to get this DVD in the mail from The Bilingual Fun Company.  What great work Jennifer Manriquez…

This game, Pelota de ping pong (Ping pong ball), has a simple song in Spanish, lots of movement, and takes…

I always like reading about the experiences of parents who are teaching their children Spanish. The blog at Bilingual Fun…

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

This online game teaches children the parts of the face and head in Spanish. It can also teach other common…

Teaching my three children Spanish as they were growing up, I would not have predicted that the language would add…

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

Children naturally play with language as they learn, experimenting with Spanish rhyme and rhythm. In English, they say “See ya…

Highlights has many printable hidden picture activities on their website. Kids like looking for the hidden pictures, and these can…

Traditional features of many picture books make them excellent Spanish-language learning tools. For example, illustrations that support the Spanish text…

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

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

Knowing the days of the week in Spanish allows children to understand and communicate important information. That is why the…

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

Children learn Spanish grammar and vocabulary by hearing correct grammatical structures. Reading the questions that follow the photograph, you can…

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…

Drawing, or coloring, with your child can be a wonderful Spanish language activity. The key is to talk about what…

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…

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…

I love this pretty little song in Spanish.. It captures a child’s puzzlement at the changes in the moon and…

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

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…

Las gallinas de la señora Sato tells a simple story in Spanish with both sequence and repetition. It moves through…

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…

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

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

Here is a fun online activity using Spanish food vocabulary. With this activity you hear the words pronounced, so your…

Your child can learn lots of Spanish, including food vocabulary, reading picture books with you. Frutas y vegetales uses common…

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…

Family is the center of a child’s world, so these are Spanish words she will need.  They are essential for…

Picture books in Spanish will often have vocabulary that your child does not know.  Even simple books, about familiar topics…

I usually introduce a few common farm animals after talking about pets. el caballo – horse la vaca – cow…

It is important to introduce words that are relevant to your child’s life and related to your child’s interests. Many…

Pronunciation matters! Be sure that your child hears as much native-speaker Spanish as possible by using videos, music and audio…

This beautiful book by Michael Grejniee follows two children through their day using opposites.  The vocabulary is practical and it…