¿Tareas en vacaciones? – Homework on vacation’s time?

I am participating in http://latinaish.com/spanish-friday/ Spanish Friday, so this post is in Spanish. An English translation follows.

¡Llegaron las vacaciones de verano! ¡Que rico! dijo nuestro hijo Carlos en su último día de clase, ¡No más tareas! ¡Estupendo!

Ese día no dije nada por no arruinar su alegría, pero el lunes siguiente sin falta y como es costumbre en casa a las 6:30 p.m., se hacen tareas, se lee algo interesante o se repasa lo aprendido ese día. Cuál fue mi tristeza al ver la cara de Carlos cuando le dije: “Ok, hijo, hora de hacer tareas” – “No mami, son vacaciones”. Después de 10 minutos de diálogo logramos conciliar sólo 30 a 45 minutos de tareas diarios. Carlos entendió que hay que repasar lo aprendido en la escuela y que siempre tenemos que aprender algo nuevo todos los días.

Hemos encontrado sitios en la web muy dinámicas e interesantes, que enseñan a los niños algo nuevo todos los días, y los mantienen informados de eventos y descubrimientos de su interés.

“Wonderopolis” (http://wonderopolis.org) es uno de los favoritos de mi hijo Carlos. En este sitio publican un artículo diario con un video, en donde niños y los adultos aprendemos algo nuevo. Wonderopolis lo escribe en su página: “Es un lugar donde la maravilla y el aprendizaje se nutren a través del poder del descubrimiento, la creatividad y la imaginación”.

Dogo news (http://www.dogonews.com) es otro sitio donde encontramos muchos artículos interesantes. Dogo significa joven o pequeño en Swahili – Aquí los pequeños pueden expresar sus opiniones sobre el contenido que les interese y les inspire.

Adicionalmente hemos comprado libros de acuerdo al grado de nuestros hijos que tienen diferentes actividades de escritura, lectura, matemáticas, ciencias y sociales. Estos proporcionan diferentes actividades en las que los niños practican ejercicios de acuerdo a la materia.

Es agradable a la hora de la tarea ver como los niños se interesan en un tema específico, o  escriben  una opinión acerca del artículo leído, ni mencionar como  siempre comentan en la hora de la comida, y aplican la matemática en  situaciones de la vida diaria.

Todo esto es muy importante en el desarrollo de los niños y más si hay bastante tiempo libre, como en las vacaciones.

No me puedo despedir sin recomendarles practicar el español todos los días. Los invito a visitar Onlinefreespanish (www.onlinefreespanish.com) todos los recursos son gratis y didácticos para aprender español.

Spanishwordsearchpuzzle (www.spanishwordsearchpuzzle.com) tiene muchas sopas de letras, en donde puedes aprender vocabulario, la pronunciación de las palabras y finalmente imprimirlos.

Spanishplayground (www.spanishplayground.com) tiene muchas ideas y links para visitar y aprender español.

¡Felices vacaciones! Con diversión, ejercicio y algunos minutos de tareas, vamos a divertirnos y a aprender algo nuevo a diario.

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‘’Vacations are here, Awesome!” Said our son Carlos in his last day of class, no more homework! Yeah! Well that day I didn’t say anything, I didn’t want ruin Carlos’s happiness.

But the next Monday like is usual in home, at 6:30 p.m., is homework time! We need to read something interesting or reviewed the topics that the kids learned during the day. I was sadness when I saw Carlos’ face when I said, “Ok, son, homework time” – “No mom, is vacation time!” After 10 minutes of talk with Carlos we agree to work only 30 to 45 minutes of homework daily. Carlos understood that is important to review the topics that they learned in school daily and he understood too, that we need to learn something new every day.

We found some websites, very interesting to teach kids something new every day and keep them informed of special events and discoveries.

“Wonderopolis” (http://wonderopolis.org) is one of his favorites, they published daily different articles, all items have video, are stories where children and adults learn something new every day, as they write it on the page “It’s a place where wonder and learning are nurtured through the power of discovery, creativity and imagination”

Dogo news (http://www.dogonews.com) is another site, where we can find many interesting articles. Dogo means young or small in Swahili – Here children can express their opinions on the content that interests and inspires them.

Additionally, we brought some books according to the grade of the child will be in the school next fall; they have different activities such as writing, reading, math, science and social studies.

Homework time is good time, see the kids interested in a particular subject, writing an opinion about the article that they read, comment them on lunchtime, apply mathematical calculations to solve situations of daily life, all these are important in the development of children and more now when we have enough time in vacation.

I cannot say bye without recommending practice Spanish every day.

Onlinefreespanish (www.onlinefreespanish.com) all resources are free and good training to learn Spanish.

Spanishwordsearchpuzzle (www.spanishwordsearchpuzzle.com) has a lot of word puzzle; you can learn Spanish vocabulary, learn the pronunciation and print them.

Spanishplayground (www.spanishplayground.com) has many ideas and links to visit and learn Spanish!

Happy vacation time! With fun, exercise and a few minutes of work, we will have fun and learn something new every day!

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Easter Cards, coloring pages and a more activities in Spanish – Felices Pascuas!

In April 8th we will celebrate Easter Sunday! So it’s time to start enjoy! Like always for us parents and teachers are to get the kids involved in all activities and share the traditions with them.

We create 10 fun activities that we are really sure the kids will enjoy, develop the creativity and learn more Spanish!

 

 

 

 

All niños can color the Easter cards, change the message, border or graphic and can be personalized, that can be easier for teachers recognize who did the card after print them.

 

 

It’s fun to look for Easter eggs and more fun if you are learning another Language, practice with Easter Egg Hunt activity.

We invite you to enjoy all activities, let us know if you like it!

Felices Pascuas.

 

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Feliz navidad y un Feliz año nuevo Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

On behalf of Online Free Spanish we would like to send out warm greetings to you and your family throughout this time of year, may you all be showered with blessings for the holiday season. Cherish these moments with your family and friends while practicing your Spanish! Practice makes perfect and maybe you can teach someone a thing or two.

 

We would like to thank you all for your support in being able to spread the Spanish language amongst others. It brings us joy to have helped you all on your journey to breaking the barrier in learning a new language this year. We can only hope that you retain the skills you have learned and continue to progress.

 

Enjoy your Holidays and New Year!

Feliz Navidad y Próspero año Nuevo!

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Día de Acción de Gracias – Thanksgiving Day!

 

Llego el día de acción de gracias! OFS a creado un menú con una gran variedad de actividades que podemos desarrollar con los niños, ya sea en casa o en la escuela.

Podemos practicar el vocabulario específico de ese día, palabras como “pavo – salsa – peregrino” entre otras. Divertidas actividades como Dunk-a-Pingo, donde tienes que adivinar la palabra antes de que el pingüino caiga en el agua fría; Click-n-Match, donde tienes que asociar el dibujo con la palabra en español correspondiente, aquí vas a practicar mucho la pronunciación y el vocabulario, y no puede faltar Beenny’s Game! Donde tienes que proteger a la abeja para que no se la coman los sapitos, tienes que adivinar la palabra que se muestra en la gráfica!, así ayudarás a la abejita a llegar a su casa.

Hojas para colorear y sopas de letras! Y quiero hacer énfasis en este juego porque las palabras a buscar en las sopas de letras nunca van a estar en la misma posición, siempre que la juguemos va ha ser diferente!

A jugar y a divertirnos aprendiendo!

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Believe it or not Thanksgiving is here! OnlineFreespanish created a menu with a bunch of new activities for our kids at home or at school.

We can practice Spanish vocabulary with words related to this holidays such as “pavo – salsa – peregrino” and many more. Awesome playful activities like Dunk-a-Pingo, where you must guess the word before the penguin falls into the cold water; or Click-n-Match, where you have to associate the graphic with the corresponding Spanish word. Helping you practice pronunciation and vocabulary. And we couldn’t leave behind Beenny’s Game! Where you have to protect Benny from the frogs! guessing the word shown in the picture, will help Benny to get home safe.

Additionally, we have word search puzzles and coloring pages! Let’s emphasize the word search puzzle game, because these puzzles will never be the same. The words never will be in the same position, whenever we play, we have a different puzzle!

So let’s play and have fun while learning!

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Sopa de Letras – Word Search Puzzle

Enjoy with our free printable word search puzzles and have endless hours of fun!

With our randomly created puzzles you will play never the same.
All the word search puzzles are printable on any standard home printer and they will fit perfectly on a single sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ paper.

The objective of each puzzle is to find the listed hidden words.

The words are hiding in any direction: horizontally, vertically, diagonally, and forwards and backwards.

Additional you can play the game, word search puzzles, but with a specific graphic for each word and the right list you can hear the pronunciation of each word.

And the best of all, they are totally FREE!

 

 
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Happy Birthday – Feliz cumpleaños!

It’s October again and the OnlineFreeSpanish team is celebrating another great year on the air!

Thank you very much for the comments to our lessons and activities, and for pointing out where we have made a mistake.

Thanks for suggesting new activities and topics, our to-do list continues growing, we will try evacuate it as soon as possible.

But October is also the month of Halloween and we have prepared a menu with all our activities to celebrate.

We hope that you continue to enjoy our lessons and free activities.

http://www.onlinefreespanish.com/aplica/lessons/halloween/hallowmenu.htm

 

 

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Printable word search puzzles with Spanish vocabulary














Free, easy crossword puzzles for children featuring themes related to different categories!

Here are some of the categories:
los verbos – verbs
el cuerpo – body
la cara – face
cómo se siente? How does she feeling?
animales de la granja – farma animals
animales salvajes – wild animals
vida marina – sea life
los bichos – bugs
las mascotas – pets
los colores – colors
las figuras – shapes
los utiles escolares – school supplies
los meses del año – Months of the year
los días de la semana – days of the week
las frutas – fruits
los vegelates – vegetables
la cocina – the kitchen
el patio – the backyard
el dormitorio – bedroom
los números 1-10 – numbers 1-10
los números 11-20 – numbers 11-20
los números 21-30 – numbers 21-30
la ropa – clothes
las herramientas – tools
los juguetes – toys
el transporte – transport
los verbos – verbs

These games can be played online or printed and solved on paper.

We think that a lot of kids like word search puzzles, or sopa de letras, in Spanish. We add a visual clue for each word, and additional sound, so you can learn the Spanish pronunciation, and make the puzzle a much more valuable language learning activity.

This set of word search puzzles is designed for native Spanish speakers and each has different options to do, all of the puzzles are 9×9, 12×12 or 15×15, if you want you can allow diagonals, and backward words, and print the solution.

Word searches is a really good resource for reinforce vocabulary, pronunciation and fun time. Click this link for printable word search puzzles in Spanish.

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The colors – Los colores

New menu in www.onlinefreespanish.com “Los colores”. What we can find?

http://www.onlinefreespanish.com/aplica/lessons/colors/colorsmenu.htm

  1. Color Game: here we find 6 white figures. Each figure shows the color name; going above the figure we hear the name of the color. We need to select the color on the right list and click on the shape and color the figure! If the color is correct, we can select another figure and color, otherwise we need to keep trying until we find the right color.
  2. Beenny’s Game – The goal on this game is help the “Beenny the bee” get home! , it has to go through different obstacles there are frogs! If we pass the obstacle, Beenny may continue its way home! The objective is to guess the color displayed on screen, as we choose the correct answer we will pass the obstacle. How we do this? By ordering the letters to form the correct name of the color and clicking on them!
  3. Duck to pingu: The object of this game is to guess the letters that make the word color. How we do this? By clicking on the alphabet’s letters that appear on the screen, we choose the correct one. Each time you select a correct letter; this will appear in the hidden word. If you don’t guess the word our friend the penguin “Pingu” may fall into the cold water! But Cheer is a fun game.
  4. Click-n-Match: In this activity we will reinforce the pronunciation of the colors in the six figures on the left. There are 6 colors in the list, on the right we will see the six names, and we must place the correct name for each color.
  5. Memory Game – In the memory game we have to do pairs! We will find 7 options to play this game, from the easiest one that is 3 pairs of cards up to the difficult one of 9 pairs. The goal is to make pairs of matching colors. These will help to practice, and strengthen the memory of the colors in Spanish.
  6. Matching – printable: this activity will allow us to print the page of a Mitch and match activity. The objective is through a line relate the color of the figure, to the name of the color in English and in Spanish.
  7. Printable – There are 10 different pages to choose from, each page belongs to a different color. Also, each one brings 4 different drawings related to the color we want to print. It is a fun activity where children learn to write in Spanish while they color the drawings related the color.
  8. Colors – In this lesson we will learn 10 colors, when he had said in Spanish colors, patterns appear in different colors, we have to guess the color of the drawing by clicking on the color on the left. Teaching is a well that allows us to reinforce pronunciation and writing of the colors.
  9. Word search puzzle – In this puzzle we must find the 10 colors listed on the screen. When we pass on the name of the color in the puzzle, we see a color picture of a puzzle that allows us to more easily relate the color we are looking for. After this, we have a clock that allows us to count the time spent finding the 10 colors on the puzzle. In addition, we can print the puzzle and choose how many rows and columns we want to have in the alphabet soup. It is a great exercise to use on a Spanish class!
  10. Music – Thanks to our friends www.BocaBeth.com we can share with you this wonderful song! It is a song full of happiness and cheerful sounds! In the song we will review again the colors, the song shows us only seven colors (red, blue, green, yellow, white, brown and black), and each named after a specific color. The colors will appear one at the time with seven different objects related to that color. It is easy an easy song to learn, and to help us practice the color in Spanish.  Great to reinforce everything learned in this section!

We hope that you all have fun!

Nuevo menu en www.onlinefreespanish.com con énfasis en “Los colores”. Quévamos a encontrar?

http://www.onlinefreespanish.com/aplica/lessons/colors/colorsmenu.htm

  1. Color Game : aquí vamos a encontrar 6 figuras blancas, únicamente con el borde y debajo de cada figura aparece el nombre del color, al pasar por encima de la figura escuchamos el nombre del color. Debemos seleccionar el color en la parte de la derecha y oprimir sobre la figura y se coloreara la figura! Si es correcto el color seleccionado podremos pasar a colorear otra figura de lo contrario seguiremos intentando hasta encontrar el color acertado.
  2. Beenny’s Game – El objetivo del juego es hacer que “Beenny” la abeja llegue a su casa! pero tiene que pasar por diferentes obstáculos que son ranas! si vencemos el obstáculo,  Beenny podrá seguir su camino a casa! El obstáculo consiste en adivinar el color que aparece en la pantalla, ordenando las letras para formar el nombre correcto del color!
  3. Duck a pingu: El objeto de este juego es adivinar las letras que conforman la palabra. Seleccionamos la letra haciendo click en los botones del abecedario que aparecen en la pantalla. Cada vez que seleccionamos una letra correcta, aparecerá en la palabra oculta. Si no adivinamos la palabra nuestro amigo el pingüino “Pingu” podrá caer en el agua fría!  Anímate es un juego divertido.
  4. Click-n-Match: En esta actividad vamos a reforzar la pronunciación de los colores, en las seis figuras de la izquierda aparecen 6 colores, en la lista de la derecha aparecen seis nombres, debemos de colocar el nombre correcto sobre cada color.
  5. Memory Game – En el juego de memoria debemos de hacer parejas! Vamos a encontrar 7 opciones de juego, desde 3 pares de cartas hasta 9 pares. El objetivo es hacer las parejas de colores respectivos. A practicar y reforzar la memoria.
  6. Matching – printable : Vamos a imprimir la página y a través de una línea debemos relacionar el color de la figura, con el nombre en Inglés y en nombre en Español.
  7. Printables –  Son 10 páginas, cada página pertenece a un color diferente y cada una trae 4 dibujos relacionados con el color. Es una actividad divertida para los niños, mientras colorean aprenden a escribir el color en español y a relacionar los dibujos por color.
  8. Colors – en esta lección vamos a aprender 10 colores, cuando se terminan de decir los colores en español, aparecerán dibujos en diferentes colores, debemos adivinar el color del dibujo, dando click sobre el color en la parte de la izquierda. Es una actividad bien didáctica que nos permite reforzar la pronunciación y la escritura de los colores.
  9. Word search puzzle – En esta sopa de letras debemos encontrar los 10 colores de la lista. Cuando pasamos sobre el nombre del color en la sopa de letras, aparecerá un dibujo del color en la sopa de letras eso nos permite relacionar más fácilmente el color que estamos buscando. Tenemos un reloj que nos permite contabilizar el tiempo que gastamos encontrando los 10 colores, adicionalmente podemos imprimir la sopa de letras y escoger de cuantas filas y columnas deseamos tener la sopa de letras. Es un gran ejercicio para la clase de español!
  10. Music – Gracias a nuestros amigos www.BocaBeth.com podemos compartir con ustedes esta canción tan alegre! En la canción vamos a repasar nuevamente los colores, solamente aparecen 7 colores (rojo, azul, verde, amarillo, blanco, café y negro), cada vez que nombramos un color aparecerán 7 objetos relacionados con ese color. Es una canción fácil de aprender y bien alegre para reforzar todo lo aprendido en esta sección!

Esperamos se diviertan!

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Aprenda los números jugando!—– Play and learn the numbers!

http://www.spanishwordsearchpuzzle.com/aplica/lessons/num2130.htm

Encuentra los números en los crucigramas, es fácil y divertido.

En http://www.spanishwordsearchpuzzle.com/ vas a encontrar la manera fácil de aprender los números. Cada vez que pasas sobre el nombre de un número, vas a escuchar la pronunciación, y vas a ver el número del cual te están hablando impreso en rojo sobre el crucigrama. Cuando termines de hacer el crucigrama puedes imprimirlo para revisar la escritura de cada número.

Juega y aprende!

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In http://www.spanishwordsearchpuzzle.com/, you are going to find the easiest way to learn the numbers in Spanish. Every time that you go over the numbers name, you are able to listen to the pronunciation. In addition, you are going to see the number of what the sound is talking about lighting on red on the puzzle. When you finish the puzzle, you can printed out and review the spelling of every number.

Play and learn!

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Spanish Word Search Puzzle – Los verbos – The verbs

Aprende algunos verbos importantes jugando – Learn some important verbs playing.

http://www.spanishwordsearchpuzzle.com/aplica/lessons/verbs.htm

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