Spanish movement songs for teaching children first verbs in a fun, effective way.

Music, movement and language are a winning combination. Given that, it makes sense for kids to learn verbs like saltar, correr, bailar, comer, dormir, and girar by moving as they sing the words. These Spanish movement songs get children singing, moving and learning! My favorite Spanish movement songs have enough repetition that kids can sing along after hearing the song…

Use these Spanish task cards to reinforce and practice animal vocabulary.

Task cards are a set of cards with a single question for students to answer on each card. Spanish task cards are an easy way to add variety and flexibility to class because they can be used in different ways. Having task cards available for your themes makes your life much easier! Below you’ll find a set of my Spanish…

Kids read Spanish comics to develop vocabulary and literacy skills.

Aren’t comics cool? They use interesting characters, action, and graphics to make the story come alive. Spanish comics make excellent reading material for kids learning the language. Rockalingua is now creating Spanish comics for language learners. In addition to print, they are making the comics available in a video format with native-speaker audio. This is a fabulous language learning resource…

Hispanic Heritage Month games celebrate culture and language in authentic ways.

Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity for all children to learn more about the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Students who are fortunate enough to study Spanish learn about these countries and cultures in class, but not all children have that opportunity. Everyone can play these 5 Hispanic Heritage Month games. Kids may learn a few words, but they don’t have…

Photos for Spanish class like the picture of Oaxaca Mexico bring culture into the classroom.

Photos can help children learn about the world and learn language.  I’ve been teaching a long time, and for most of my career, photos for Spanish class were hard to come by and expensive. In addition, the options for display were dismal.

Preschool Spanish is fun and easy to teach with the SingALingo program.

Spanish learning in this country keeps getting better and better!  My most recent find is a new preschool Spanish program from SingALingo. The SingALingo Online Spanish Engagement Program is an innovative approach to providing quality language instruction to our youngest learners. You can find a link to a free trial at the end of the post.