Reading to bilingual kids presents challenges like finding books and engaging kids with the text.

I’m happy to be part of a global group of bloggers writing about the A to Z’s of raising bilingual children.  For a list of all the great articles, visit the A to Z of Raising Multilingual Kids page on The Piri-Piri Lexicon. I’m writing about reading to bilingual kids because reading is essential to language development!

Spanish listening activities to focus on syllables, words and sentences before a larger listening task.

Teaching listening is important. Listening takes tons of practice, and we need to teach it with attention to developing key abilities. Below you will find Spanish listening activities to do before you watch a video or read a story.

This Spanish syllable counting activity uses words related to Valentine's Day.

I made this Spanish syllable counting activity for Valentine’s Day, because I wanted an easy, quick way to practice pronouncing Valentine’s Day vocabulary again. You can download the activity below.

A list of top Spanish TpT stores with free activities from the teachers.

Teaching Spanish is rewarding, but it also takes a steady investment of time and energy. I hope this list of Spanish TpT stores from top teachers will make your life easier. All these teachers have shared free printables, so try the activities with your students or children at home.

Issuu has a large selection of free Spanish readers and activity books.

Issuu is a digital publishing platform with many resources in Spanish. You can read the publications online and a large percentage are also available to download with a free account. Among the materials, there are free Spanish readers that make excellent literacy materials for language learners.

Spanish verb practice with common vocabulary and a hands-on activity.

I recently published a set of cut and paste activities with -ar verbs. Several readers asked for -er and -ir verbs too, so I’m sharing more Spanish verb practice for kids. Below you will find a cut-and-paste activity to practice Spanish -er/-ir verbs. You can find the Spanish verb conjugation practice for -ar verbs here.