Spanish Activity Books

This is a collection of brightly colored books, some with downloadable music, to help young children learn Spanish. It includes songs and activities, counting games, and recipes. 

In keeping with the philosophy that all children can learn a second language, the activities offer opportunities for success while providing practice and reinforcement of skills.

Author Cari Skier is a teacher, writer, and illustrator. She brings a joyful, fresh, and yet rigorous approach to early language learning.

This is a collection of brightly colored books, some with downloadable music, to help young children learn Spanish. It includes songs and activities, counting games, and recipes. 

In keeping with the philosophy that all children can learn a second language, the activities offer opportunities for success while providing practice and reinforcement of skills.

Author Cari Skier is a teacher, writer, and illustrator. She brings a joyful, fresh, and yet rigorous approach to early language learning.

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Exploring Spanish through Culture

Author: Skier, Cari

Subjects: Spanish; Language Learning; Activities

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3, 4

ISBN: 978-0-88092-813-7

Order code: 8137

Price: $15.00
Website price: $10.00

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This book contains a collection of folk art projects, games, and simple recipes that offer a taste of Spanish and Latin-American traditions. Children respond with enthusiasm and excitement as they begin learning about Spanish and South American cultures.

Children will learn how to make colorful creations such as the traditional toys of Mexico, an Aztec picture calendar, a dancing skeleton, a Guatemalan Worry Doll, and a poncho to wear. Gazpacho, guacamole, tortillas, and fruit punch are easy recipes. The games range from simple spiral hopscotch to the Mexican Hat Dance.

Through research, as well as extensive travel in Spain and Latin America, the author has gathered the materials distilled here to make them accessible to both adults and children. 

This book contains a collection of folk art projects, games, and simple recipes that offer a taste of Spanish and Latin-American traditions. Children respond with enthusiasm and excitement as they begin learning about Spanish and South American cultures.

Children will learn how to make colorful creations such as the traditional toys of Mexico, an Aztec picture calendar, a dancing skeleton, a Guatemalan Worry Doll, and a poncho to wear. Gazpacho, guacamole, tortillas, and fruit punch are easy recipes. The games range from simple spiral hopscotch to the Mexican Hat Dance.

Through research, as well as extensive travel in Spain and Latin America, the author has gathered the materials distilled here to make them accessible to both teachers and their students. 

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Fiesta! A Spanish Counting Book

Author: Skier, Cari

Subjects: Spanish; Language Learning; Activities

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3, 4

ISBN: 978-088092815-1

Order code: 8151

Price: $15.00
Website price: $12.00

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This colorful and joyful counting book for fiesta time was illustrated by the author and includes extra material available for download of music performed by Miguel Lascarez and Francisco Hernandez Rojas.

This colorful and joyful counting book for fiesta time was illustrated by the author and includes extra material available for download of music performed by Miguel Lascarez and Francisco Hernandez Rojas.

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Silly Songs in Spanish

Author: Skier, Cari

Subjects: Spanish; Language Learning; Activities; Songs

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

ISBN: 978-088092811-3

Order code: 8113

Price: $20.00
Website price: $15.00

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This is a delightful book that comes with extra material available for download—a collection of 24 songs and sayings that introduce basic Spanish vocabulary with the help of music, rhythm, and of course, silliness.

Children will respond with excitement and laughter as they learn. By using simple melodies, which are recognizable and easily learned, children naturally embrace the Spanish language with ease and enjoyment. The illustrations provide visual cues to the meanings of the songs. Children further enhance their understanding of the language with the addition of movement, masks, and puppets.

Some of the songs are adaptations of familiar folk tunes, and others are original material by the author.

This is a delightful book that comes with extra material available for download—a collection of 24 songs and sayings that introduce basic Spanish vocabulary with the help of music, rhythm, and of course, silliness.

Children will respond with excitement and laughter as they learn. By using simple melodies, which are recognizable and easily learned, children naturally embrace the Spanish language with ease and enjoyment. The illustrations provide visual cues to the meanings of the songs. Children further enhance their understanding of the language with the addition of movement, masks, and puppets.

Some of the songs are adaptations of familiar folk tunes, and others are original material by the author.

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Interactive Spanish: Lessons for Early Language Learning

Author: Skier, Cari

Subjects: Spanish; Language Learning; Activities

Age: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Grade: K, 1, 2, 3, 4

ISBN: 978-0-88092-812-0

Order code: 8120

Price: $25.00
Website price: $15.00

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This activity book is designed to enhance and supplement any Spanish language program. Based on the knowledge that comprehension is essential to second language acquisition, the activities use visuals, manipulatives, games, and songs for hands-on learning. Such a variety of approaches appeals to children of all learning styles.

The book is organized thematically, with many activities similar to those commonly found in curricula for early language learners. What makes this book unique is that the instructor is provided with several reproducible pages that feature valuable visuals and labels to introduce reading. With the help of these pages, children will be able to create manipulatives that can be used to support communicative activities. Directions are given in Spanish to allow the instructor to use the language as each project is introduced and modeled.

This activity book is designed to enhance and supplement any Spanish language program. Based on the knowledge that comprehension is essential to second language acquisition, the activities use visuals, manipulatives, games, and songs for hands-on learning. Such a variety of approaches appeals to children of all learning styles in a standards-based curriculum.

The book is organized thematically, with many activities similar to those commonly found in curricula for early language learners. What makes this book unique is that the teacher is provided with several reproducible pages that feature valuable visuals and labels to introduce reading. With the help of these pages, students will be able to create manipulatives that can be used to support communicative activities. Directions are given in Spanish to allow the teacher to use the language as each project is introduced and modeled.

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