Tag: listening

Listen to this short Spanish audio description of a very common object. Can you guess what it is? This is…

Online Free Spanish has added more syllable activities. This set uses the letter m plus the vowels: ma, me, mi…

Magic Spanish for Kids is an award-winning audio CD about a magical trip to Mexico. Two friends, Bobby and María…

This online Spanish game with native-speaker audio is a good way for children to practice vocabulary and listening comprehension while…

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

Bingo in Spanish is a good way to review vocabulary with kids of any age and it is good listening…

This is a collection of videos to use in the classroom, and many of them are short and appropriate for…

I just watched the Whistlefritz Spanish for Kids DVD – Las estaciones. It is so well done! I am going…

Los esqueletos, The Skeletons, is a great song for kids learning Spanish. It fits in well if you are doing…

These online games are a really good way to practice numbers in Spanish. Kids match the number they hear to…

Todos los patitos is a children’s song in Spanish that tells the story of a family of ducks that goes…

I am participating once again in http://latinaish.com/ ‘s Spanish Friday.  Join us! Hace unas semanas un grupo de amigos hablábamos…

This catchy song and video teach the Spanish numbers 1-10. The video shows the numbers as kids hear and sing…

Children learning Spanish will identify with Juan, the little boy in this song who protests that it is too early…

There are several Spanish versions of London Bridge, the British children’s song. In Spanish it is called Este puente va…

As school starts and the seasons change, teachers and parents will be talking about the months of the year and…

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

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

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

Por lo general no me gustan los juegos. El ajedrez y los juegos de cartas no me interesan lo suficiente…

This is a set of four games to teach vocabulary. I think they are great for children learning Spanish because…

I love using story sticks with kids learning Spanish. The pictures reinforce what they hear, and the movement helps them…

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

What a fun way to review basic vocabulary in Spanish! This video is by a speech and language therapist in…

This is a popular Spanish language song and game based on opposites. Kids play it in lots of Latin American…

Are you learning Spanish with your child? Have you studied Spanish, but would appreciate a chance to review? Rocket Spanish…

The songs from two of my favorite CDs for teaching Spanish to children are now available on iTunes. We Love Spanish…

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

This short video from Discovery Kids lends itself to lots of Spanish learning activities. As Doki paints a picture, he…

Me gusta contar (I like to count) is a Spanish counting song. I like this song because it teaches kids…

This song teaches the days of the week in Spanish. It is from Los pimpollos, an educational television program from…

I am a big fan of mini-books, so I was happy to see that OnlineFreeSpanish has added a selection of…

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

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

is a set of activities for native speakers who are learning to read and write. Two of the activities in…

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…

I have had a few email exchanges recently with readers of Spanish Playground who are learning Spanish with their children…

Matemáticas en todos lados is a free Sesame Street Spanish language video available on Amazon Instant Video.  It is Episode…

This activity involves listening to instructions that describe a location and then clicking on the object in that location.  Native…

My kids learned a lot of Spanish through popular music.  When they were small, we listened to music in Spanish…

I recently wrote about a song to teach children the vowel sounds in Spanish. The song A,E,I,O,U is by Carolina…

This is a great set of online activities for introducing the body parts in Spanish or for focused practice with…

In English, we associate learning vowel sounds with learning to read. However, children who are learning Spanish should learn the…

Veo veo is a great game to play with children learning Spanish.

The game I Spy is Veo, veo in Spanish, and it begins with a simple rhyme – a question-answer exchange…

This online story is an unusual version of Los tres cerditos (The Three Little Pigs) meant for native Spanish speakers…

There are two past tenses in Spanish, the preterite and the imperfect, and in order to use them correctly, Spanish…

Language and culture are inseparable. The Catholic church has a strong presence in Spanish-speaking countries, and many traditions center around…

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

Kids practice natural world and five sense vocabulary with this pretty poem in Spanish.

Spanish poems to use in an elementary language classroom can be hard to find. One of my favorite resources is…

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

Children learning Spanish as a second language, or in minority language situations, get most of their exposure to the language…

For children learning Spanish, music is a wonderful source of language and culture.  In the case of Luis Pescetti’s songs…

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

These activities for learning body parts are part of the website created by the Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas which is…

Spanish rhymes, like eeny-meeny-miny-mo in English, are an easy way to add Spanish to your home or classroom. These are…

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

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