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Spanish stories online created by Imactiva with a variety of reading activities.

Imactiva is an education technology company that works with the Chilean government, publishers and companies to develop education software. They have created wonderful resources for native speakers and many are valuable for Spanish language learners. One of their educational tools includes an excellent collection of Spanish stories online and follow-up activities for each story. Bartolo is a digital resource to promote literacy. Along with other features, Bartolo has six Spanish stories online. The stories have illustrations, excellent audio, and a variety…

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to support Rayo de sol.

For all the things I would like to change about the United States, there so much to love. Take, for instance, the fact that 95.4% of households give to charity. Americans give back, by donating their money, time and skill. Giving Tuesday is a movement that speaks to the generous nature of the nation. I believe it is important to act locally to meet needs and improve lives in our communities. I also believe that we are part of a…

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 parenting blogs is that there is an understanding that raising a child with multiple languages is difficult, but worth the…

Spanish ebooks for kids published by Open Road Español.

We do not usually think about connecting with the publishers of the books we read. Instead, we tend to think of favorite authors or favorite bookstores. Other than a few independent publishers with specific catalogs like Lee & Low or Barefoot Books, publishers often stay behind the scenes. Ebooks, however, offer a new dimension in publishing. Open Road Español is now publishing Spanish ebooks and giving readers a new way to connect with authors and their works. Open Road Español…

Canciones infantiles available from the Uruguay government.

One of my favorite children’s recording artists, Mariana Iranzi, recently sent me this wonderful resource for canciones infantiles, or children’s songs. Read more about Mariana Iranzi’s music here. Recently Uruguay’s government-owned telecommunications company, ANTEL, donated 100 canciones infantiles to the Administración Nacional de Educación Pública to be distributed for public education. These canciones infantiles are available to download at no cost from Uruguay Educa, el Portal Educativo de Uruguay. They recorded by artists from all over Latin America (a few…

A list of the best websites for kids learning Spanish.

Websites can be a useful way to give kids more exposure to Spanish and help them stay in contact with the language during the summer. After a long day at the pool or the park, an online game can be a good way to rest and get out the sun for a little while. These free websites for kids have Spanish activities of different types and at a variety of levels. Most of these websites for kids are designed for…

Elementary Spanish resources including worksheets and other printables.

Are you looking for Spanish resources to use with kids this summer? Or maybe thinking about fall and how to spend less time preparing classes? Be sure to check out 9letras. 9letras is a blog by Alberto Abarca Fillat of Huesca, Spain. Alberto shares his free elementary Spanish resources, and his website has a huge number of printable activities for young Spanish learners. I love this website because many of the activities have pictures to help Spanish learners understand the…

online spanish vocabulary

Carrera de globos is a new online Spanish vocabulary game for learning key words in four categories. Players advance in a hot-air balloon race by answering questions correctly. They can practice wild animals, professions, body parts and bugs with this activity from OnlineFreeSpanish. See the end of this post for ideas on how to use the free printable coloring pages on OnlineFreeSpanish to do activities using the game vocabulary in complete sentences. Online Spanish Vocabulary Game: Carrera de globos This…

online spanish books children argentina

Throughout Latin America, governments have established programs to promote literacy and an appreciation for literature. Argentina created el Plan Nacional de Lectura in 2008 and has a wonderful collection of resources available online, including an extensive selection of books in PDF. The Plan Nacional de Lectura website is worth taking time to explore; in addition to texts for every level reader you will find educational resources, author interviews and booklists. Most of you are working with Spanish language learners and…

spanish songs for kids rockalingua

Rockalingua is an educational website with songs, videos and other materials to teach Spanish to children in the elementary grades. It was created by a musician and Spanish teacher from Spain who currently teaches in San Francisco. Rockalingua is giving away two one-year subscriptions to Spanish Playground readers. Rockalingua songs are very fun, with a style and rhythm that is sure to appeal to kids. They also correspond to typical units covered in an elementary school curriculum. In addition to…

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…

I am so happy to be able to share these great Spanish songs for kids with my readers. Rockalingua is giving away 3 copies of their CD Bienvenidos to Spanish Playground readers. Read a review of these songs and the other great materials by Rockalingua. The CD has the following songs: 1) ¿Adónde vas? 2) A mí me gusta viajar 3) ABC 4) Colorín Colorado (los colores y los números) 5) Estoy contento (sentimientos) 6) Las 4 estaciones 7) Las…

This is part of a series of posts featuring multicultural bloggers who are raising their children speaking Spanish and another language. Their blogs offer valuable perspective into Spanish, kids and culture. Frances is a part-time blogger, mommy and wife of a beautiful multicultural familia.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a certification in Human Resources.  She blogs about  heritage, culture, bilingualism, multicultural children’s books, and discovering the world through her son’s eyes. You can follow her at…

spanish songs for kids rockalingua

I wrote about the free Spanish learning songs on Rockalingua a few months ago. Recently, I checked out their new songs, videos, games and worksheets. I am really impressed by the quality materials they offer for teaching children Spanish, and they are continually adding more! All of the songs and support materials provide fun, high-interest comprehensible input. In addition to a selection of free materials, Rockalingua has subscriptions that give you access to all of the Spanish learning songs and…

This is part of a series of posts featuring multicultural bloggers who are raising their children speaking Spanish and another language. Their blogs offer valuable perspective into Spanish, kids and culture. It is a pleasure to be invited to a Spanish playground to talk about my Spanglish house.  I am Cecy (Spanglish momma), a home schooler Bolivian mother of 4, a Spanish teacher and a full time helpmate to my gringo querido. I started Spanglish House, because that is what…