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Category: Books and Stories

spanish stories kids no combina

I recently had the opportunity to write about two wonderful bilingual picture books. Marisol McDonald no combina and Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual are written by Monica Brown and illustrated by Sara Palacios. Read more about the books and my extension activities for language learners. Lee & Low publishes these books and has generously provided two copies of each for me to give to two Spanish Playground readers. Read more about Lee & Low and see the product…

Kids Yoga Stories weave yoga poses into the narrative. These stories are available in English and Spanish, and the Spanish book Lucas en un Día en la Playa is a fun way to introduce children to the animals of Australia as they learn lots of beach-related vocabulary. It is available from Kids Yoga Stories and on Amazon. Lucas en un Día en la Playa is the story of a class trip to the beach. As the students in the story…

spanish stories kids bash

Marisol McDonald is the protagonist of two wonderful bilingual picture books – Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/ Marisol McDonald no combina and Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash/ Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual. She is a character inspired by today’s children to inspire today’s children. They will adore her as she reassures them that they can make their own choices and be who they want to be. Marisol is bilingual and multicultural and has all she needs to take…

spanish words veo collage

When children are engaged with the language, they learn. It can be a challenge, though, to keep kids engaged, especially when you are working with several children or a whole class. Even in a small group, if kids have to wait long their attention wanders. In a class of fifteen three year olds, structuring activities to keep everyone engaged with the language is essential. I am always thinking through ways for a number of kids to interact with Spanish words…

El fandango de Lola is a story about individualism and family, about finding talents and sharing them with people you love. This enchanting story of a little girl who discovers flamenco is an excellent choice for Spanish language learners. The story uses vocabulary associated with home and daily routines. In addition, the spunky protagonist pulls readers into the culturally-rich world of the story – a warm, supportive family. El fandango de Lola can be puchased with an audio CD, an…

Spanish Thanksgiving Minibook

Monarca Language has such cute printables for kids learning Spanish! They are generously sharing a Spanish minibook about Thanksgiving with Spanish Playground readers. Be sure to check out other Monarca Language materials and try their one-month free trial. There is a link to the printable minibook at the end of the post. The minibook Doy gracias is an excellent way to talk about Thanksgiving in Spanish, or about being thankful at anytime. It has basic vocabulary and you can use…

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