Quick and easy Spanish activities for kids.

Kids learning Spanish need to hear and play with the language every day, even if it is just for a few minutes. That is a lot of Spanish input to come up with for parents and teachers! Here are five no-prep Spanish activities to try with children. Each one only takes 5-10 minutes to do. These Spanish activities are very…

Spanish lullabies provide early language exposure to babies.

At Multicultural Kid Blogs, we consider ourselves a (very large) extended family, and so today we are taking time to celebrate those members that are about to or have recently welcomed new little ones into their lives. We are so happy for them! The co-hosts of this blog hop, listed below, have each written posts related to baby showers or…

The Spanish Champs Level 2 curriculum for teaching children Spanish

Spanish Champs has recently released a Level 2 curriculum. This program builds on the company’s first level of Spanish for kids, offering engaging activities based on the principles of language acquisition. Progressive Language, Inc publishes the curriculum. The PLI method was developed in consultation with linguists from top universities, and PLI was granted a US patent in 2013 for their…

Printable posters in Spanish to celebrate spring with kids.

Printables posters and coloring pages can help create a text-rich environment in a classroom or at home. Research has shown that a text-rich environment is an essential component of early literacy. It is important for children to recognize print in their surroundings and understand that text carries meaning. This is especially important for children learning Spanish in the United States…

CD of bilingual music for kids by Andres Salguero

Andrés Salguero will be releasing his first CD later this month, adding a new voice to the growing body of bilingual music produced in the United States. Using simple language and heartfelt emotion, these songs in English and Spanish convey a variety of relevant experiences and feelings for kids growing up in our multicultural nation. A native of Colombia, Andrés…

Language learning concepts important to raising bilingual kids.

One of the things I found made teaching Spanish to my kids easier was that I was a teacher and understood how children acquire language. Even the most motivated parents, with perfect language skills, do not always know how to create situations where children can learn Spanish when it is not the majority language. Although language acquisition is complicated, and…