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Printable spanish mini books for kids.

Mundo de Pepita makes great printables for teaching Spanish to children! I recently discovered their work and they agreed to let me share it on Spanish Playground. They have also generously provided a free printable mini book for my readers. Download the free mini book Buenos días using the link at the end of this post. Mundo de Pepita creates mini books and activities that use high-frequency vocabulary and basic grammar structures. I love the artwork and the simple storylines…

Stories in Spanish from to read aloud to kids.

Independent publisher Lee & Low recently sent me five books from their Arcoiris series. This collection of leveled readers consists of excellent Spanish translations of award-winning stories. Leveled texts are carefully designed to support beginning readers. The stories in Spanish cover a wide range of topics and themes, and true to Lee & Low’s vision, reflect the diversity of their young readers. In addition to being perfect for children learning to read, the Arcoiris books are excellent to read aloud…

A spanish story for kids with yoga.

If you are looking for a fun language activity or a Spanish story for kids, this picture book is a wonderful choice. Buenas noches, Mundo Animalis by Giselle Shardlow of Kids Yoga Stories. Yoga poses are woven into the narrative and illustrated on the page, so that children do the poses as they listen. The combination of movement, a pattern story, and simple language make Buenas noches, Mundo Animal perfect for children learning Spanish. This Spanish story would make an…

Cuentos infantiles nuevos de Barefoot Books

Barefoot Books has just sent me their three new Spanish language books for 2014, and I am so excited about these beautiful cuentos infantiles! All three books have a prince or princess and a charming fairy tale setting. They also have original characters with contemporary attitudes that are sure to enchant native Spanish speakers and language learners alike. El desayuno del príncipe, El príncipe no duerme and Una princesa real: Un cuento matemágico are all available from Barefoot Books. They…

readers theater benefits

Author and teacher Jessica Gracía writes about five benefits of using readers theater with children learning Spanish. Readers Theater is like a play, often adapted from literature, but without the need of costumes and props—though the latter can be used to dramatize the script as well. My kindergarteners loved Readers Theater, which is a benefit in and of itself. Here are 5 reasons why you should incorporate it into your classroom curriculum or at-home play-time: Custom Literacy has provided free…

Readers theater script to print and use with kids learning Spanish.

Readers theater is an excellent language activity for Spanish language learners. I’m excited that Custom Literacy has published their first readers theater story, Señor Coyote y el queso. Custom Literacy creates Spanish language materials to use with native speakers learning to read and in dual language programs. The books are also very useful for kids learning Spanish as a second language in other settings. Many of us are looking for fun, engaging activities as the school year comes to a…

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