Lectura y dibujo con los minilibros!

Audio – mi mamá y yo

Los minilibros son un gran recurso para motivar al niño a practicar la lectura, ellos se divierten al colorear cada una de sus páginas y adicionalmente son un recurso muy bueno, para aprender un nuevo idioma.

Hicimos la prueba al imprimir uno de los minilibros “Mi mamá y yo”, lo grapamos y lo dejamos sobre la mesa. En la hora de la comida, los niños se sientan a comer cereal con leche. Hoy vieron algo diferente sobre la mesa! que es esto dijo Carlos? un minilibro, yo quiero colorearlo! dijo Esteban, y tomo los colores, cuando se disponía a colorear dijo pero que dice en cada página? Yo no sé leer todavía – Carlos dijo: si quieres te lo leo, si por favor, contesto Esteban. Carlos comenzó a leer en español y cuál fue nuestra sorpresa! leyó casi perfecto en español y Esteban entendió todo con los dibujos y la traducción en ingles que le leía su hermano. Al final de la lectura el pequeño Esteban coloreo el minilibro y lo único que dijo fue: “Mañana puedes imprimir otro?”.

Aprender divirtiéndose es muy buen método, lo invitamos a desarrollar esta actividad en su clase o en su casa con sus hijos. Sería interesante saber cómo los niños respondieron y participaron de esta actividad!

Gracias,

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Mini books are a great new tool for kids to practice reading. With the mini books the kids would have so much fun while painting each of the pages of this book. Additionally is a good resource to learn a new language.

We made a test with our kids, the name of the mini book was “my mother and me“ in Spanish “mi mamá y yo”. We print, fold and put it on the table and sat the kids to dinner, and they were really surprise when they found something different on the table a BOOK!  My older kid Carlos asked right away: is this a mini book? WOW I want to color it now, said Esteban the little one, who was so happy; he joins us with colors and crayons. When he was ready to start he saw the letters of the story, and say sad “I don’t know how to read”. Carlos was so happy to be able to assist his brother and proudly say I can help you, I know how to read. We were amazed to find out that Carlos had no difficulty at all reading in Spanish, and relating to the translation in English. They finished the book with just one question: Can you print another mini book tomorrow please?

Learning while enjoying is a great educational tool. Onlinefreespanish invite you to use this activity in your home, class, or library with your children. Please feel more than welcome to share you’re your experiences with your children practicing this activity.

 

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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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Spanish-History of the Spanish Language

Spanish or Castilian is an Indo-European, Romance language that originated in northern Spain, and gradually spread in the Kingdom of Castile and evolved into the principal language of government and trade. It was taken most notably to the Americas and also to Africa and Asia Pacific with the expansion of the Spanish Empire between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Today, 320 million people speak Spanish as a native language, making it the world’s fourth most spoken language in terms of native speakers after Chinese, Hindi, and English, depending on the sources. Mexico contains the largest population of Spanish speakers.

Spanish is growing increasingly popular as a second or third language in a number of countries due to logistical, economic, and touristic interest towards the many nations which chiefly use Spanish as the primary language. This phenomenon is most notable in Brazil, the United States, Italy, France, Portugal, and much of the Anglo sphere in general.

Naming and origin

Spaniards tend to call this language Español (Spanish) when contrasting it with languages, such as French and English, but call it castellano (Castilian), that is, the language of the Castile region, when contrasting it with other languages spoken in Spain such as Galician, Basque, and Catalan. This reasoning also holds true for the language’s preferred name in some Hispanic American countries. In this manner, the Spanish Constitution of 1978 uses the term castellano to define the official language of the whole Spanish State, as opposed to the other Spanish languages. Article III reads as follows:

“El castellano es la lengua española oficial del Estado. (…) Las demás lenguas españolas serán también oficiales en las respectivas Comunidades Autónomas…

Castilian is the official Spanish language of the State. (…) The other Spanish languages shall also be official in their respective Autonomous Communities…”

The name Castellano (Castilian), which refers directly to the origins of the Language and the sociopolitical context in which it was introduced in the Americas, is preferred in Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Chile, instead of español, which is more commonly used to refer to the language as a whole in the rest of Latin America.

Some Spanish speakers consider Castellano a generic term with no political or ideological links, much as “Spanish” is in English.

In the 2006 census, 44.3 million people of the U.S. population were Hispanic or Latino by origin; 34 million people, 12.2 percent, of the population older than 5 years old speak Spanish at home. Spanish has a long history in the United States (many south-western states were part of Mexico and Spain), and it recently has been revitalized by Hispanic immigrants. Spanish is the most widely taught foreign language in the country. Although the United States has no formally designated “official languages,” Spanish is formally recognized at the state level in various states besides English; in the U.S. state of New Mexico for instance, 30% of the population speaks the language. It also has strong influence in metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, Miami, San Antonio, New York City, and in the 2000s the language has rapidly expanded in Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix and other major Sun-Belt cities. Spanish is the dominant spoken language in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory. In total, the U.S. has the world’s fifth largest Spanish-speaking population.

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