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Category: Books and Stories

online spanish magazine algarabia

Algarabía is a Mexican magazine devoted to culture and language. The original print version for adults is always wonderful reading, and it is also available as a digital version. Algarabía Niños is just as fun, and if you haven’t seen their online magazine yet, your day just got a little better. Algarabía Niños is a great resource for anyone teaching Spanish to children or raising children speaking Spanish. It is full of Mexican culture and language presented in a fun…

multicultural childrens book day

What do children learn from books? They learn language and a world of content, but too often kids also learn that protagonists are white. They learn that brave, clever characters speak English. Unfortunately, despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. On January 27th, Jump into a Book and Pragmatic Mom will be presenting the first Multicultural Children’s Book Day as a way of…

spanish story valentines day

This review was contributed by Brooks Lindner from Sonrisas Spanish School. He writes about the Spanish story Adivina cuánto te quiero by Sam McBratney. This delightful story of filial love is one that will charm children and is also very practical for teaching Spanish. The story begins with the little hare, Caramelo, saying to his dad, “Adivina cuánto te quiero.” (“Guess how much I love you.”) Then, Caramelo tries to demonstrate to his dad how much he loves him in…

spanish story activities vivamos la granja

Vivamos la granja is a rhyming story that playfully introduces children to life on a farm.  It is written by Jan Dobbins and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith. The book comes with an audio CD that sings the story, a wonderful Spanish language learning experience for children. You can purchase Vivamos la granja from Barefoot Books. Children love the family and animals depicted in this beautiful book. The illustrations are full of captivating detail, and give parents and children plenty of…

Spanish picture books 2kk

2 Kurious Kids Second Adventure: Mexico is a picture book by Heidi Gill. It is intended for children ages three to eight as an introduction to Spanish. The book is available from 2 Kurious Kids. The story is in English, but each page includes a list of Spanish words. The words are associated with the illustration and are either vocabulary for objects in the picture or for an appropriate expression such as adiós or buenas noches. The story itself is…

multicultural book club

Join the Multicultural Kid Blogs Book Club as we begin 2014 by reading Family on the Loose: The Art of Traveling with Kids. – In weekly posts, Multicultural Kid Bloggers will discuss Family on the Loose and share their own travel stories and tips. – On March 6, Author Ashley Steel answers questions about the book and traveling with her family. – Read along and join the conversation as we talk about our experiences and plan for new adventures! The…

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