Tag: teach

This is a set of online activities to introduce and teach the body parts in Spanish. It is part of…

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

This poem by Douglas Wright teaches questions and adjectives to kids learning Spanish.

Douglas Wright is a well-known children’s author and illustrator from Argentina. His poems deal with the experiences of children and…

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

These are my favorite bilingual picture books to read to kids.  Margaret speaks English and Margarita speaks Spanish and reading…

The deadline for this contest has been extended until May 15th!  Encourage schools to enter! My Bilingual School Library Contest…

  These printable cards in Spanish are from Interpeques. The questions are about the natural world and the answers include…

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

These photographs of houses are an excellent prompt for speaking Spanish with your child. The houses are so interesting!  They…

This weekend you may have celebrated Children’s Book Day. If you work with Spanish language learners, you may also want…

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

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

You can use El Señor Cara de Papa (or El Señor Cara de Patata, as he is known in Spain)…

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…

Try speaking Spanish with your child by playing with the I Spy cards. The bright cards with their assortment of…

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…

Using Spanish to talk about information that your child already knows is an effective way of exposing her to the…

Botas nuevas, by Guido Van Genechten, is the Spanish edition of New Boots. It is the story of a child…

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

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

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 –…

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

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

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

Talking to your dog or cat in Spanish when your children are listening is a good way to expose children…

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…

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

This is a game that involves odd and even numbers, guessing, and counting in Spanish. It is called Pares o…

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…

It’s only advertising. Let it go. That is what I told myself today as I read the description of a…

If you have ever misplaced your keys, you know how you think of the word “where” as you search for…

There are several children’s songs in Spanish that teach or reinforce the question word dónde (where). These songs also teach…

Many games and activities are effective tools for teaching the question words in Spanish.  One of the first question words…

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

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

This song is lots of fun to sing and to dance to, and it teaches the parts of the body…

Part of summer is protecting kids from the sun. We remind them to put on sun screen, to sit in…

Online games for kids teach farm animals in Spanish.

This is a set of activities designed for native Spanish speakers to practice farm animal vocabulary and numbers.  The activities…

Simple, inexpensive materials like this weather chart give parents and teachers an easy way to include Spanish in the daily…

Children sing Que llueva, que llueva all over the Spanish-speaking world. There are several versions, and all of them celebrate…

Weather (el tiempo in Spanish) dictates the clothes children wear, the things they do, and the places they play. Talking…

Talking about pictures is a good way to speak Spanish with your child.  The images give the Spanish words context…

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

It’s summer!  As the evenings are longer and the weather is better, we are spending more time outside.  Make Spanish…

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

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…

Where do all those catalogs come from? Fortunately, you can put them to use when you speak Spanish with your…

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