Tag: verbs

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

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

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…

Talk about this photograph of taxis in Mexico City to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that follow, like…

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

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

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

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

The games on Jugarjuntos.com are designed for native Spanish speakers, but they work well with young Spanish language learners too…

Let’s Eat!/A Comer! (My Family: Mi familia)rel=”nofollow”Let’s Eat! / ¡A comer! is a picture book in Spanish and English by…

Talk about this photograph of horses in a parade to help your child learn Spanish. The questions that follow, like…

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

If you read your children picture books that have been translated from English to Spanish, you have probably had moments…

Learn Spanish with Pictures helps children learn Spanish by talking about pictures in a structured way. The description of this…

I use dice games in my Spanish classes and also as a take-home activity. The games are easily adapted for…

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…

Kids can learn lots of Spanish from a text-rich environment at home or in a classroom.  Posters, signs, bookmarks, screensavers…

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

This collection of  drawings is called Las caras de Zanahorio (The faces of Mr. Carrot) and they are an entertaining…

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

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

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

Word problems that practice basic math skills use important Spanish verbs to express the problem that children need to solve…

Talking in Spanish is fun with these two rhymes about walking.

These two Spanish poems are by Douglas Wright, a well-known poet, illustrator, and humorist from Argentina. They are an fun…

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

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

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…

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

¡Es hora de ir al colegio! (It’s Time to Go to School!)  is a printable mini-book in Spanish. It is…

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

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

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

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…

Mi carita redondita is a song about the parts of the face.  It is sung to the tune of “Oh…

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

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

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

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…

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

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

Tener (to have) is one of the most common verbs in Spanish.  You can model the use of tengo (I…

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 short, simple song asks the sun to warm the Earth.  It is a good example of how word families…

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

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

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

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

Simon Says, or Simón dice in Spanish, teaches children words for body parts and can also teach common Spanish verbs…

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…

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

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

The Spanish verb querer, to want, can be used in many daily interactions with your child. In Spanish, verbs change…

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…