World Language: Spanish Resources
Menlo Park City School District
World Language and Spanish Immersion: Spanish Resources
This is a list of possible resources to support and maintain Spanish learning. There are many other possibilities. Reach out to your child’s teacher for more suggestions specific to your child.
- Change the language of a favorite movie to Spanish-(listening for 10 minutes will help build vocabulary and develop oral language).
- Multicultural Events & Workshops at the Public Libraries or other local organizations.
- Regular Library visits for books as well (Redwood City & HMB have impressive collections and bilingual storytimes).
- Read! Audiobooks are a great way to read the book together.
- Listen to bilingual music-some suggested musicians: José-Luís Orozco, Sol y Canto, 123 Andres, Putamayo, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band.
- Listen to common nursery rhyme in Spanish. https://spanishmama.com/favorite-nursery-rhymes-in-spanish/
- Attend Multicultural events in SF & Oakland.
- Plan family trips to Spanish-speaking countries (but not resorts!) where their children can mingle with local kids at the park or plaza and make friends/practice the language.
- Playdates with native Spanish speaking children in the neighborhood or from the classroom.
- Take an adult Spanish class and learn along with your child.
- Gus on the Go! Spanish
- Freefall Spelling Spanish
- Lee Paso a Paso - Learn to Read Spanish Step by Step
- Cuentos para dormir
- Mango Languages-free from the public library
- Raz Kids (use current student password)
- Dreambox (math) (use current student password)
- Tumblebooks. http://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Default.aspx
- News in Slow Spanish
- V-Me Cocina (cooking shows in Spanish) http://www.vmetv.com/shows/cocina-con-vme
- Spanish Publications
- Living Spanish http://learnika.com/living-spanish/
Family Study Abroad Programs:
Becari Language School
Fun Activities to support Reading:
In order to avoid the "summer slide", here are some of the recommendations to make reading fun:
- Have your child complete the Reading Bingo (many teachers have sample)
- Read aloud to your child
- Have a family book club and do a choral reading
- Listen to native speakers read aloud (RazKids, Tumble books, audiobooks)
- Visit the public library (Redwood City Library has a great collection of books in Spanish)
- Challenge your student by asking him to learn two new words in Spanish per day. He/she can have a journal/dictionary to write the word and use it in a sentence.
- Have your child re-read books at his/her independent level (look at the list of titles provided below).
- Have your child read to a friend, a family member, his dog, etc
- Practice High-Frequency Words. Have your child make flashcards and practice. Make it fun by giving a reward.
Recommended series in Spanish for End of 1st Grade or Second Grade:
Hombre Mosca Presenta by Tedd Arnold
Henry & Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
El Club Secreto de Mouse by PJ Ryan
Rebekah-Niña detective by PJ Ryan
Katie Woo by Fran Manushkin
Colección: ¿Y si tuvieras?... by Sandra Markle
¿Quién Ganará? by National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids Magazines
These books can be found on amazon.com or Scholastic