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12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know

12 things parents raising bilingual children need to know | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
1 - It doesn’t happen by magic Children do not become bilingual “by magic”. There is a persistent myth claiming that “children are like sponges when it comes to language” and that they will learn a...
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Vedoque - Juegos educativos gratis, fichas y otros materiales educativos

Vedoque - Juegos educativos gratis, fichas y otros materiales educativos | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
Aquí publicamos los juegos educativos, fichas y el resto de cosas que hacemos. Podrás encontrar: juegos de matemáticas y cursos de mecanografía, fichas de lectoescritura, cuadernos de cálculo, dibujos,...

Via Maje | A vueltas con E/LE
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Juegos divertidos de muchos temas y de varios niveles.

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Dictado de otra manera - preposiciones de lugar

Dictado de otra manera - preposiciones de lugar | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
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Que los alumnos se turnen usando su creatividad dando los comandos del dictado! Divertido!

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¡Vivamos la granja! - YouTube

Spanish version of A Farmer's Life For Me. A busy family and their friends spend a day working and playing on the farm. From milking the cows in the morning to closing the gate at night, learn about a day in the life of a farming family.

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This is a companion song to the Barefoot Books title of the same name.  Lovely together!

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Deep in the Rainforest - App

Deep in the Rainforest - App | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
Get Deep in the Rainforest on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Deep in the Rainforest has a story and games. The story is split into 7 chapters and there are 6 games. Several of the games do not have a significant language component (puzzles, matching, memory), but they are a good way to talk about the story and the rainforest with your children.

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Gus on the Go: Spanish App for Kids

Gus on the Go: Spanish App for Kids | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
Get Gus on the Go: Spanish for Kids on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Gus on the Go introduces children to basic Spanish words with clear native-speaker audio. It is a fun way to start to learn Spanish and a useful vocabulary review for kids who have already started the language learning journey.

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YO SOLITO - Canción Infantil

YO SOLITO - Canción Infantil | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
Los niños pequeños comienzan a querer hacer todo por ellos mismos -yo solito!- Toddlers start to want to do everything by themselves -Let me do it!-
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Super linda cancion para Dia de las Madres

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Spanish Games for Kids: Learn Vocabulary with Tic Tac Toe

Spanish Games for Kids: Learn Vocabulary with Tic Tac Toe | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
Spanish game teaches vocabulary as kids play tic tac toe with pictures. Printable game vocabulary and markers.
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Simple game that can be used for any set of vocabulary words.  Kids interact and love the competition!

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Summer Camp Ideas

Summer Camp Ideas | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
Very summery -- and healthy!
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Perfect for our Hawaii camp!

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▶ "Soy una taza". Karaoke de la canción para niños con vocabulario de la mesa y la cocina.

'Soy una taza', canta con el oso Traposo en éste Karaoke.

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La Casa Desbaratada-Música Infantil (Para Cantar y Jugar)

La Casa Desbaratada-Música Infantil (Para Cantar y Jugar) | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
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Super linda cancion que ayuda aprender acerca de la casa.

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Rockalingua - Videos, games, songs and worksheets for kids

Rockalingua - Videos, games, songs and worksheets for kids | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
Learn Spanish with cartoons and music. Rockalingua is a powerful teaching tool for kids.
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The songs are repetitive and catchy, just what is needed for kids to retain the vocabulary.  Some free content, or you can get an inexpensive subscription.

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12 Traditional Games in Spanish

12 Traditional Games in Spanish | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
Traditional games in Spanish teach vocabulary, grammar and culture. These 12 games incorporate language, so kids learn as they play.
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These are kids that we all played growing up, and many of them can be adapted to whatever theme you are learning - cultural experience + vocab learning!

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Chiste!

Chiste! | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
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Ha, ha, ha!

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10 Science-Related Crafts and Activities for Camp

10 Science-Related Crafts and Activities for Camp | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
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Easy and very fun science-related activities for kids of all ages!  For boys and girls!

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55 Spanish Cognates To Use with Kids

55 Spanish Cognates To Use with Kids | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
Spanish cognates help children learn vocabulary. Use these cognates when you talk to language learners. Printable list included.
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Love the poster too!  Great idea to add a lot of vocabulary words quickly!

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Noyo Spanish Vocab Builder - App

Noyo Spanish Vocab Builder - App | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
Get Noyo Spanish Vocab Builder - Beginner on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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The Noyo Spanish Vocab app for iPad is a supplemental vocabulary builder. It consists of detailed scenes grouped by themes: los viajes, la comida, los deportes, la ciudad, la casa, los animales, las estaciones, la escuela. In the scenes, children are introduced to more than 1800 words. 

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Amazon Rainforest Discovery - App

Amazon Rainforest Discovery - App | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
Get Amazon Rainforest Discovery on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Amazon Rainforest Discovery is a wonderful introduction to the rainforest and the animals that live there. This app is divided into five worlds, each representing different layers of the rainforest. There is a hidden animal game and a follow-up activity for each world.

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About

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Our mission is to create quality, culturally- relevant Spanish literacy materials to foster children's love of Spanish and reading. Custom Literacy  provides teachers, bilingual teachers, schools, ...
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Lovely books that are culturally interesting, with beautiful illustrations, and help practice reading high-frequency words.

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Pocoyó en español para América Latina - YouTube

Disfruta de Pocoyó en español neutro y máxima calidad, agrupados en episodios de media hora. Este programa contiene los capítulos: Boca abajo / La Mezcladora Loca / El Invitado Revoltoso / El Marciano

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Esta es una serie de videos muy linda, apropiada para nivel pre-escolar.

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5 Spanish Finger Plays for Preschoolers

5 Spanish Finger Plays for Preschoolers | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
Spanish finger plays teach children language through rhyme and movement. Includes videos and a printable of five traditional finger plays.
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Snowman on a Stick

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Fun food craft for Winter Camps!

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Las Frutas

Las Frutas | Viva el Español | Scoop.it
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The video has:
- Full sentences supported by beautiful images.
- Native-speaker audio.
- Basic structures that kids can transfer to other situations.
- Repetition of grammar and vocabulary.
- An interactive question segment to encourage kids to produce Spanish.
- Repetition and review of Spanish words in the question segment.
- A limited number of vocabulary words to allow for retention.
- A significant cultural component in both the video images and the vocabulary.

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yo me lavo las manos

la bamba yo me lavo las manos con jabon y un poquito de agua
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Perfect song for the hand-washing routine!

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Un Picnic Perfecto

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Read this Sesame Street title using iBooks

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Leelo en tu iPhone, iPad o iTouch.

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