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Spanish for Kids

Parenting blogs share Spanish culture and language.

Raising kids with two or more languages is hard work. All of us feel overwhelmed at times and need encouragement.  At other times, we are motivated, but can’t think of anything new or interesting to engage kids with the language. Parenting blogs can be a wonderful source of ideas, energy and advice. One of the things I enjoy about these…

Five spanish gifts for kids.

This time of year lots of parents are asking me about fun Spanish gifts for their kids. Language learning products are often expensive, so if you are buying for the holidays and can find Spanish gifts that your child will like, it works out well. Here are a few fun items to get you started. They appeal to a variety…

A book about Peru for kids.

Award-winning author Carole Roman has written a series of picture books to introduce young children to different countries and cultures. She has just added If You Were me and Lived in Peru: A Child’s Introduction to Cultures Around the World. This book is an excellent introduction to the beautiful country of Peru for kids. The book is available from Amazon…

Spanish Thanksgiving activities that include nature vocabulary.

It is easy to tie almost any vocabulary into Thanksgiving activities. After all, we are thankful for family, food, community helpers, our bodies, and many other things that children learn the words for in Spanish. These Spanish Thanksgiving activities teach children vocabulary related to the natural world. Coloring Pages These new coloring pages are good Spanish Thanksgiving activities for language…

teaching spanish learners

We all know that children absorb a lot of what we do and say. It is a boon when it comes to acquiring language because kids learn even when we are not teaching. Children also absorb attitudes that can aid or limit their learning. It is important that we convey attitudes that help them learn and grow into thoughtful, empathetic…

spanish songs for kids

Cantaré, a wonderful group based in the Washington DC area, has recently released a new CD called Mucha música. The group is led by vocalist Cecilia Esquivel and Dani Cortaza, who plays strings and bass and arranged most of the songs. Cantaré offers a combination of accessible language, culture, and fabulous music to children learning Spanish. You can learn more…