Spanish games and apps for children learning language.

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A list of inexpensive supplies to teach language to kids.

I am always looking for materials that make teaching Spanish to young children easier. Because my littlest students do not read and write yet, I need activities to engage them and support the meaning of the language. When I look for supplies to teach language, I try to find material that is: inexpensive hands-on easy to transport interesting to kids useful in creating a story I use these 10 supplies to teach language all the time and can usually make…

Hispanic heritage month activity with kids.

This post is a part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Blog Hop sponsored by Multicultural Kid Blogs. This group of parents and educators has come together to share great resources for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. We are also giving away fabulous prizes. Enter the giveaway below! Cooking is a great language activity for so many reasons! It is hands-on and an activity that parents and kids do together. Like language, cooking takes practice, so there is lots of built-in repetition…

Spanish vocabulary for games in an e-book.

Many classic games and activities are good opportunities to speak Spanish with children. You can play tic-tac-toe with all kinds of Spanish vocabulary, talk about the picture as you do a jigsaw puzzle, and use lots of language as you draw with kids. As you do these activities it is important to use phrases that incorporate Spanish vocabulary and support the language. For example, by talking about the picture you are drawing or what you see on a puzzle piece…

sand writing

This online tool has the fun effect of writing in the sand. Of course, you can do the same activity with real sand or salt. Do both to double the Spanish play! This is an easy way to make writing Spanish words or drawing simple pictures more entertaining. In the online activity, kids are using the mouse or touchpad, so writing long sentences is harder. It is also not easy to write long sentences in real sand or salt. Try…

spanish flip book

This Spanish flip book is an easy way for students to practice using vocabulary in common sentence structures. One word in the sentence changes as children flip the picture up. I made this Spanish flip book to reinforce the language and vocabulary in the Spanish Playground iPad and iPhone app Las Frutas. Read about and download the app here.  This Spanish flip book uses the verb hay (there is/there are) and fruit. The sentence in the book begins En el mercado…

Printable Día del Padre cards for kids learning Spanish.

A printable card for el Día del Padre is a good language activity for Spanish learners. There are many printable cards that have a short Spanish text and are meant to be colored or decorated. The text is authentic language, yet it is often short and clear enough for children learning Spanish to understand. These cards make a great addition to any celebration of el Día del Padre. To make the most of the language, be sure to read the…

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