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Bilingual picture books about natural resources and our connection to the Earth.

Lee & Low recently sent me their two new bilingual picture books. These beautiful books celebrate the Earth and its natural resources. They are wonderful choices for children learning Spanish or for native speakers. New Bilingual Picture Books from Lee & Low Call Me Tree/ Llámame árbol by Maya Christina Gonzalez Call Me Tree/Llámame árbol completely captivated me the first…

Teaching kindness and kind language is important for kids learning Spanish.

At Spanish Playground we are working with Kids Yoga Stories to create activities to teach children Spanish and yoga through basic concepts. We want to give you simple activities, both for Spanish and yoga, that you can work into a busy schedule. We will bring you these activities in a series of monthly posts: Easy Spanish-Easy Yoga. In addition to…

Four printable Spanish logic puzzles for kids.

Logic puzzles for kids are excellent reading practice in Spanish. They often include information to establish a context, almost like a little story. You can also make several logic puzzles for kids that relate to a theme as a way to work with specific vocabulary. Logic puzzles for kids require them to use the process of elimination to figure out…

Activities for telling the Christmas story in Spanish with kids.

It’s Friday and time for the Friday Five. These five easy-to-do activities center around telling the Christmas story in Spanish. Language and culture are inseparable. The Catholic church has a strong presence in Spanish-speaking countries, and many traditions center around religious holidays. Through Christmas traditions, children learning Spanish learn language, history, and the values and views that influence Spanish-speaking societies…

Life lessons learned from Spanish grammar.

Languages shape our perceptions. Usually I understand that concept in terms of subtleties of meaning or interaction. Recently though, inspired by the hundreds of lists of life lessons I have seen, I considered what wisdom we can take away from the structure of Spanish itself. I believe these ten life lessons can be learned from examining Spanish grammar. As educators…

Spanish winter songs for language learners.

It’s cold here in Wisconsin! Singing about the season is one fun way to stay warm. With Spanish winter songs, children learn lots of seasonal vocabulary. They also are able to use verb forms and sentence structures that they can’t yet produce easily in conversation. Here are five Spanish winter songs to listen to online and sing with kids learning…