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In the game La Rueda del Saber, the Wheel of Knowledge, players answer questions in different categories. This online version from Spain is for elementary school students and has categories like lenguaje, matemáticas, conocimiento del medio and cultura general. There are three levels and many of the questions in level 1 have vocabulary that Spanish language learners will know. The questions also have lots of cognates, so kids will understand key words even though they may not have seen them…

This new activity from OnlineFreeSpanish introduces children to the concept of the gender of nouns in Spanish. There is a short, clear explanation, and then kids practice with the definite article. All of the words are illustrated with pictures, so this Spanish online activity is also good exposure to new vocabulary in a context where kids will know what it means. I think that many of us find it hard to know how much emphasis to put on grammar. Although…

Semillitas is a Spanish language cable television channel for preschoolers from SomosTV. In Wisconsin, it is available through Charter Communications, but it is carried by other companies in different parts of the country. The Spanish videos for kids on Semillitas are designed specifically for the Latino community of the United States and Puerto Rico and dedicated to “la educación, estimulación y divertimento de niños en edad temprana a la vez de asistir a sus padres a proteger su identidad cultural…

Andaluna and Samir are characters in animated Spanish videos for kids produced by the government of Andalucía to teach children about their rights, tolerance and diversity. The music videos, called microespacios, are based on the TV series Andaluna y Samir and use catchy songs to share their message. The videos, songs and lyrics are distributed free by the government of Andalucía and the European Union. For convenience, I refer to the videos in this post, but the songs certainly can…

  OnlineFreeSpanish has a set of activities to introduce kids to Christmas vocabulary in Spanish. The words are supported with images, and the different activities use the same vocabulary so kids get lots of repetition. There is also native speaker audio for lots of the games. These games and activities do not attempt to use the words in context, so you will want to be sure to reinforce them in full sentences and situations where they are usually used. The…

Spanish for You! is an elementary Spanish curriculum. If you are considering a curriculum, this is a good time to take a look at Spanish for You! because they are having a holiday sale. Everything is 25% off – just use the discount code “holidaysale.”  You can read more about the curriculum in this post: Spanish Curriculum for Classroom or Home School. Use this link to visit the Spanish for You! site and take advantage of their sale! Disclosure: The…

Sonrisas Spanish School publishes a preschool and elementary Spanish curriculum. The founders, Brooks and Blue Lindner, also have a blog full of ideas, inspiration and support for anyone teaching Spanish to children. Whether you are an experienced teacher, new to the profession, or a parent with a child learning Spanish, this is a wonderful resource. Use this link to reach the Sonrisas Spanish School Blog. These are a few of the reasons you will want to visit regularly: – Everything…

In this free online Spanish game, kids match pictures of animals to their names. It is on the website Interpeques, and the site has other activities that are appropriate for Spanish language learners, too.  This game is for children who can read the words in Spanish; there is no audio. The game is divided into two parts, or bloques, with five groups in each. In most of the groups, there are 10 animals to match to their names. Kids practice…

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