Screen Time, But Make It Spanish!

Learning a second language requires a lot of upkeep–if you don’t use it, you lose it! That’s why it is essential for students to be exposed to Spanish outside the classroom. I will admit that this is difficult if you do not live where the language is spoken, or do not know anyone who can speak it with you; however, there are some easy and fun ways to incorporate Spanish into a child’s coveted screen time. A win-win, for sure! Check out the following resources for different age levels. There are an overwhelming amount of options out there. I just chose a few of my favorites.

Casa:

Using a Smart TV or iPad, you can navigate to these channels and play highly engaging videos in Spanish. There are short ones but also longer, looping episodes depending on what you’re looking for for your child. There are many kids songs that are popular in English that they remade as Spanish songs, and kids often pick up on this which can aid in their comprehension.

Super Simple Español 

Pinkfong en Español

GoNoodle (Movement and Dance)

Watch Netflix in Spanish: Change any show that you watch to Spanish audio if available, or see this page for cartoons in Spanish

Elementary: 

Directed Drawing Videos in Spanish: Children can follow the video to draw a picture while also hearing the directions in Spanish

Rockalingua: There are many free videos, stories, and games that do not require a subscription

DuoLingo: Download on your tablet or phone and set a challenge for your child to practice for 10 minutes a day. There is also a web-based version!


Play Music in Your House: Check out my kid-friendly Spanish playlist on YouTube that is actual music and not Wheels on the Bus!

Watch Netflix in Spanish: Change any show that you watch to Spanish audio if available, or see this page for cartoons in Spanish

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