Kids learn more words by learning Spanish vocabulary used in more than one context.

As kids are learning Spanish vocabulary, I point out different contexts where we use the same word. Introducing additional contexts builds understanding and makes the word easier to remember. I’ve included a printable activity for ten common words below.

Readings with armadillo facts and stories with armadillos for kids learning Spanish.

Armadillos live throughout Latin America and often appear in traditional stories and songs. Below, you will find a printable reading with basic armadillo facts and an activity. You will also find stories about armadillos to print or read online. Armadillo facts and stories make for fun summer reading!

Language Together publishes books for Spanish learners with design featuers to aid language acquisition.

Language Together publishes books for Spanish learners. These fun little books come in sets and are excellent for emerging readers. They also work well as read alouds with early learners.

These printable mini-books in Spanish are an excellent language learning activity.

Fun for Spanish Teachers has wonderful materials for children learning Spanish. I’m highlighting two of their resources – printable mini-books and an activity book that includes songs – as materials for summer Spanish. Fun for Spanish Teachers has also generously donated a free printable mini-book for Spanish Summer Reading. You can download the mini-book below.

Songs by 123 Andrés are filled with learning and joy.

Arriba Abajo is a wonderful new CD by 123 Andrés. These songs have rich layers of music and language that enhance learning of both Spanish and content. Most important, they are songs kids will want to sing again and again.

Six reading games to help kids learn vocabulary and develop reading skills.

Playing reading games encourages kids to use Spanish and think about what they have read. These 6 games are easy to play and can be adapted to different books. Several are based on classic games, but narrow the focus to a book to make the game manageable and to strengthen language skills. Play these reading games to keep kids motivated…