Spanish games and apps for children learning language.

Spanish for Kids

Apps for kids for reading in Spanish on the iPad and iPhone.

Finding quality Spanish language applications for the iPad and iPhone can be a challenge. This is partly because the iTunes store is not particularly easy to search, and also because many language learning apps focus strictly on vocabulary in isolation. Reading in Spanish depends on language in context, so apps that support beginning readers are especially difficult to find. The…

Bilingual books by Delia Berlin are an excellent choice for kids learning Spanish.

Delia Berlin is a children’s author from Argentina. Now living in the US, she has written two enchanting bilingual books for children. El cerezo and Los cuentos de Eva y Lucas are excellent choices for children learning Spanish who have acquired a foundation of basic vocabulary and structures. These stories are wonderful to read aloud and also appropriate for children…

Easy Spanish activities for kids at a variety of levels.

It’s time for the Friday Five. Use these easy Spanish activities to keep kids engaged with the language over the weekend or during the week ahead.  The activities do not require any preparation and cover a variety of levels. For beginners, try 1 and 3. For kids with more Spanish, try 2 and 4. Activity 5 can be adjusted to…

These Spanish speaking activities can be used with any video clip and are fun for kids.

Video clips with the sound turned off are a wonderful resource for speaking activities. They provide images to talk about, normal settings and lots of repetition. The speaking activities below are fun and easy to do with kids of any age. I started playing games like these with my kids on airplanes. We didn’t get headphones for the movies and…

A Spanish reading comprehension activity for kids.

Isn’t Drago precioso? This photo was one of several taken for another project. I didn’t need it, but it was so cute I wanted to find a way to use it. I decided the picture was perfect for a short Spanish reading comprehension activity for beginning learners. It also makes a fun speaking activity. The photo gives kids learning Spanish…

Five quick Spanish activities for fun with kids.

It’s time for the Friday Five! Use these activities for quick Spanish fun this weekend or come back to them whenever you need inspiration. They do not require much preparation, if any, and can be done in a short time. If you want more practice, try two or three of these quick Spanish ideas. 1. Learn Spanish vegetable vocabulary making…