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Spanish vocabulary games for kids using drawings of stick figures.

Stick figures can be used for lots of Spanish vocabulary games. For example, in the printable I have included, kids read a short description and then add the details to the drawing. It is a simple, quick way to review vocabulary, and it is fun to compare drawings. You can download the printable using the link below. Of course, you…

Hispanic heritage month activity with kids.

This post is a part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Blog Hop sponsored by Multicultural Kid Blogs. This group of parents and educators has come together to share great resources for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. We are also giving away fabulous prizes. Enter the giveaway below! Cooking is a great language activity for so many reasons! It is hands-on and…

activities for Spanish learners

It’s time for the Friday Five! These five activities are easy to do with kids learning Spanish and take little or no preparation. Activity #2 is an online game for children with more Spanish. It uses common vocabulary, but does not include pictures, so it is the most challenging of the activities. The other activities can be done with beginners…

DVD for exploring Cuba during Hispanic Heritage Month.

I just watched Worlds Together Cuba, a beautiful 25-minute documentary released in anticipation of Hispanic Heritage Month. It is part of the Worlds Together Series by Master Communications, an award-winning set of videos that introduces children to different world cultures. The people of Cuba are the stars of this DVD. The video gives basic information about the island over beautiful…

Canciones infantiles available from the Uruguay government.

One of my favorite children’s recording artists, Mariana Iranzi, recently sent me this wonderful resource for canciones infantiles, or children’s songs. Read more about Mariana Iranzi’s music here. Recently Uruguay’s government-owned telecommunications company, ANTEL, donated 100 canciones infantiles to the Administración Nacional de Educación Pública to be distributed for public education. These canciones infantiles are available to download at no…

Bilingual children's books in English and Spanish for language learners.

One of my favorite parts of writing Spanish Playground is discovering new authors. This week I have had the opportunity to read several bilingual children’s books by María de Lourdes Victoria. The author, originally from Mexico and now living in the United States, is best known for her award-winning novels Los hijos de mar and Más allá de la justicia…