Tag: Pronunciation

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

This make-your-own online puppet show is a great way to get kids speaking Spanish or any language. Start by choosing…

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

Every now and then, I get questions about Spanish programs for adults from parents learning Spanish with their children. So…

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…

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

My students really like clapping patterns with Spanish words. I keep it simple by using a combination of beats on…

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

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…

Escucha, hermano, canción, alegre, nuevo, día, ven, canta, sol, vive, estrellas: these words could come from any picture book or…

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

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

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

This online activity was designed for native Spanish speakers, but works well with Spanish language learners too.  The concept is…

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

Picture books in Spanish are one of the best language learning tools you can use with children.  Even as kids…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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

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

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

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

These online activities are designed for native Spanish speakers, but they work well for Spanish language learners. Because the activities …

Veo, veo is I spy in Spanish. This online game is for designed to teach native Spanish speakers the letter…

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…

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

This game has been moved since I wrote this post. I’ll update the link as soon as I find it…

This is a song for learning the days of the week in Spanish. Songs teach pronunciation and natural grammar structures…

Your child can practice the colors in Spanish and pronunciation with this activity.  These games are from Spain and have…

The activities on this site from Spain have audio, so that children can hear and learn to pronounce the sounds…

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

This story is an excellent introduction to Spanish vocabulary related to the four seasons.  It is made for native speakers…

This is the Spanish version of the traditional song “The Green Grass Grew All Around.” It has lots of Spanish…

  Since I wrote this post, the activity has been taken off line. You can find information on other online…

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

Rhymes and songs are a wonderful way for children to produce Spanish.  The rhythm and rhyme help them pronounce the…

Children learn Spanish grammar and vocabulary by hearing Spanish sentences. Listening to the phrases that follow the photograph, your child…

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…

Listening to songs is one of the best ways for children to learn Spanish verbs and correct Spanish pronunciation. Singing…

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

This video, made for Spanish-speaking preschoolers, is perfect for learning Spanish color words at any age. Objects in a simple…

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…

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…

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

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

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

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…