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Spanish graphic organizers help kids master vocabulary.

Graphic organizers in Spanish are organizadores visuales or organizadores gráficos. Graphic organizers  are an wonderful tool to use with all learners, but they have particular advantages with children working to master a second language. Below you will find two sets of great Spanish graphic organizers. They are free to print and use with kids. Advantages of Using Spanish Graphic Organizers…

Speaking Spanish is fun with these beautiful photos.

Talking about photographs, kids understand lots of Spanish without the need for translation. Pictures with simple descriptions are an excellent way for them to hear a teacher or parent speaking Spanish and learn new vocabulary. Photographs are also a good way to introduce kids to the diversity of people and places in the Spanish-speaking world. On the Spanish Playground Facebook page…

Spanish rain songs to teach children vocabulary and the verb llover.

I am just finishing a preschool unit on rain. We have had fun singing lots of Spanish rain songs.  We have also played fun rain games that help kids master the vocabulary associated with rain and storms. I like to give them lots of practice with the different forms of llover, and singing is a great way to do that…

Activities about wild animals in Spanish for kids.

Talking about animals in Spanish introduces children to a lot of language. Learning about animals, children hear common Spanish verbs, descriptive words and vocabulary for the natural world. Of course, kids love animals, so they also enjoy activities and books related to them. Try these ideas for teaching children language related to wild animals in Spanish. These suggestions are part…

A picture book by Mariana Llanos to help kids talk about emotions in Spanish.

Do you talk about emotions in Spanish with kids? Be sure to take a look at the picture book Mara sin cumpleaños. Peruvian-born author Mariana Llanos publishes stories for children in both Spanish and English. Whether you are a parent or a teacher, Mara sin cumpleaños is perfect for talking about feelings. It is also a very entertaining story! Mara…

Spanish stories for bedtime help children establish a healthy bedtime routine.

The idea behind these Spanish stories is so clever! They are bedtime stories that ask kids to participate by drinking a glass of milk by taking a sip when a character drinks.  Jorge Argueta wrote the stories as part of the Otros Cuentos campaign to promote a bedtime routine. All of them use this fun method of engaging kids. In…