Torta de monos is a bilingual picture book for children by Delia Berlin.

Torta de monos is the new bilingual picture book by Delia Berlin, a children’s author from Argentina, now living in the US. This charming story of well-meaning monkeys is sure to please young readers. Torta de monos features three very smart monkeys who plan a birthday surprise for their trainer. It doesn’t work out exactly as they had planned, for…

Sentence building in Spanish kids learn vocabulary and grammar with engaging activities.

Sentence building in Spanish is helpful for kids who are learning to read and also for second language learners as vocabulary practice. There are several kinds of activities for sentence building in Spanish. I’ve included printable downloads with three examples using house vocabulary.

The Okee Dokee Brothers sing a Spanish song called Somos amigos.

The GRAMMY Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers are known for their playful music and thoughtful lyrics. Their third album, Saddle Up: A Western Adventure Album, will be released May 13th. It is a delightful collection of songs with a message that is both timely and timeless.

A printable Spanish card game to practice country names and size words.

I call this printable Spanish card game Batalla de tamaños. It is based on the traditional game where two players each have a stack of cards and turn over the top card at the same time. The higher card takes the lower card. This version teaches country names and size words. It can be used to practice big numbers, too. …

Spanish listening games help kids develop the ability to hear key words in context.

Kids practice listening all the time. When they listen to conversation, instructions, music, or a story they are developing their listening abilities. However, Spanish learners also need to practice specific listening skills. Spanish listening games are a fun way build this important language skill. You can also review vocabulary with Spanish listening games.

I Spy games for kids learning Spanish can be adpated to teach vocabulary related to any theme.

Last week I read Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle’s Oso Pardo, oso pardo ¿qué ves ahí? to a class for at least the 500th time. I’m not complaining. The art, the pattern, the rhyme, the simple sentence structure – it all works to create an excellent read aloud and language learning experience. I made two I Spy games as…