Simple words related to preschool!

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

The following list contains words in command form and simple words related to preschool. The objective is to help the teachers that have kids between the ages of two and three, and these kids do not speak English. These teachers must speak Spanish to communicate with them.

One preschool teacher created this list with the words and phrases that she found are the most important, and useful to communicate with these kids. We found her idea to be amazing, and we took the time to create this article to help her and every person/teacher in the same situation.

We are really sure that this list will help a lot to build a relationship between kids who speak Spanish and teachers. Additionally, it will help between the communication of the teachers and the kid’s parents. On the list one will find the English word or command, and next to it one will find the Spanish translation and the pronunciation.

Please feel free to contribute on growing the list!!!

Onlinefreespanish encourage all of you guys to leave any word or command that you found to be necessary on our comments section.

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La siguiente lista contiene palabras en forma de comandos y palabras sencillas relacionadas con la educación preescolar. El objetivo es ayudar a los maestros que tienen niños entre las edades de dos y tres años, y que son niños que no hablan inglés. Estos maestros deben hablar español para comunicarse con ellos.

Una maestra de preescolar a creado esta lista con las palabras y frases que ella encontró que son las más importantes y útiles para comunicarse con estos niños. Su idea nos pareció increíble, y nos tomamos el tiempo para crear este artículo para ayudarle a ella y a todas las personas/profesores que se encuentran en la misma situación.

Estamos realmente seguros de que esta lista ayudará mucho para construir una relación entre los niños que hablan español y los maestros. Además, ayudará a la comunicación entre los profesores y los padres del niño.

En la lista encontrarán la palabra en inglés o comando, y junto a ella se encontrará la traducción al español y la pronunciación.

¡Por favor, siéntase libre de contribuir en el crecimiento de esta lista!

Onlinefreespanish los invita a todos a sugerir cualquier palabra o comando que se usted crea que debemos incluir, escríbalo en nuestra sección de comentarios.

stop it – ¡Quieto!  – stop it

thank you – gracias – thank you

please – por favor – please

help me – ayúdeme –  help me

give me – deme eso – give me

sit down – siéntese  – sit down

go to bathroom – vaya al baño  –  go to bathroom

diaper – pañal –  diaper

poo poo? – tiene popo? – poo poo

pee pee? – tiene chichi?  –  pee pee

wet? – esta mojado? –  wet

flush – descargue –  flush

push down button (instructions to flush toilet) – descargue el baño – push down button

thumb – or – thumb up is (signal) – (Pulgar arriba) – “muy bien” – thumb up

underpants – pantaloncillos – underpants

pants -pantalones – pants

T Shirt – camiseta – shirt

up the steps – suba las escaleras – up the steps

down the steps – baje las escaleras – down the steps

go play – vaya a jugar  – go play

eat breakfast – cómase el desayuno – eat breakfast

eat lunch – cómase el almuerzo – eat lunch

eat snack – cómase las onces – eat snack

wash hands – báñese las manos – wash hands

dry hands with paper towel – séquese las manos con la toalla de papel – dhwptowel

take one paper towel – coja una toalla de papel – take one paper towel

step on pedal (of trash can) – pise el pedal de la caneca – step on pedal

throw it away in the trash can – bote eso en la caneca – throw it away in the trash can

throw it away – bote eso – throw it away

all done – listo – all done

go to sleep – a dormir – go to sleep

chair – la silla – chair

table – la mesa – table

wipe the table (dry) – seca la mesa – wipe the table

put it here – coloque eso aquí – put it here

put it there – coloque eso allá – put it there

put on shoes – póngase los zapatos – put on shoes

I want it – Yo quiero eso – I want it

give it back – devuelva eso – give it back

give it back to her – devuelva eso a la niña – give it back to her

I am mad – estoy brava (female) – I am mad

I am mad – estoy bravo (male) – I am mad2

I am sad – estoy triste – I am sad

I am happy – estoy feliz – I am happy

I like it – me gusta eso – I like it

I like you – me gustas – I like you

sorry – lo siento – sorry

bring sunscreen – traer bloqueador solar – bring sunscreen

bring bathing suit – traer el vestido de baño – bring swim suit

bring gym shoes – traer zapatos deportivos – bring gym shoes

bring extra clothes – traer ropa extra – bring extra clothes


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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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Qué hora es? – what time is it?

Expresar el tiempo en español es realmente sencillo, “Qué hora es?

En esta lección vas a aprender y a practicar como decir la hora en sus cuatro más importantes formas que son:

1:00      “es la una” – it is one o’clock

1:15         “es la una y cuarto” – a quarter past one

1:30      “es la una y media” – half past one

1:45         “es la una menos cuarto” – a quarter to one

Los juegos enlinea son realmente buenos para practicar como decir la hora en español.

Uno de los juegos interesantes es “Telling time in Spanish” además de que podemos escoger la hora, escuchar el sonido, en su background vamos a ver  una gráfica cuando es de día o cuando es de noche, ese efecto nos parece divertido.

abcya.com tiene bastantes juegos educativos, en la sección de números, uno de los juegos es “learn to tell time” el juego es en inglés, pero nos pareció bastante bueno para practicar como aprender a leer mejor el reloj!  Y vienen los dos relojes digital o análogo, esto permite escoger en que reloj quieres jugar.

Para cerrar esta lección de “Qué hora es?”, les recordamos que en nuestra sección de printables, van a encontrar muchos ejercicios prácticos que pueden imprimir y desarrollar, con varias opciones de impresión que ustedes mismos pueden escoger.

A jugar y a divertirnos aprendiendo!

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Learning how to express the time in Spanish is really simple, “What time is it?”

In this lesson you will be able to learn and practice how to say the time in Spanish on the four most important uses, which are:

1:00 –  “es la una” – it is one o’clock
1:15 –  “es la una y cuarto” – a quarter past one
1:30 –  “es la una y media” – half past one
1:45 –  “es la una menos cuarto” – a quarter to one

Online games are a good and fun learning tool to practice how to tell the time in Spanish.

One of the interesting games is called “Telling time in Spanish“.  With this game we can choose the time, hear the pronunciation in Spanish, and additionally in the background we can see a graph that change when it is day or night. Pretty fun don’t you think?

abcya.com have a plenty selection of  educational games. One of them called “learn to tell time”, the game is in English but we felt that is a pretty good game to practice, and learn how to read the clock much better! It gives you the two clocks, one is digital, the other is analog.

Finally to close this lesson “What time it is?” We want to remind you of our printable section. You will find many practice sheets that can be printed, and with several printing options to help you choose whatever you liked the most.

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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Mes de la herencia hispana — Hispanic Heritage Month

Del 15 de Septiembre al 15 de Octubre, se celebra el mes de la Hispanidad. La razón por la que eligieron iniciar el Mes de la Hispanidad el 15 de septiembre, es porque es la fecha en la que celebra  la  Independencia de cinco naciones de América Latina: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua. México, Chile y Belize celebran su Independencia los días 16, 18 y 21 de septiembre respectivamente.

En Estados Unidos muchos latinos e hispanos han realizado importantes contribuciones a la sociedad logrando importantes éxitos en la ciencia, arte, deportes, política y muchos otros campos.

Existen diferentes formas de celebrar el mes de la herencia hispana. Podemos leer algunos libros a nuestros hijos o alumnos, en Español, o realizar eventos donde los niños puedan compartir su herencia hispana. Por estos días en la escuela de uno de mis hijos realizaron un evento donde los niños debían crear una cartelera en la cual se recopilara su herencia hispana. Fue muy bonito el proyecto, pues mi hijo colocó fotos de sus abuelos, joyas, dinero, la bandera, productos como el café  y vistió para su exposición una camiseta con los colores de nuestro país, Colombia.

Realmente sentimos que nuestro hijo está muy orgulloso de su herencia hispana.

Como hispana, los invito a participar en esta celebración, enseñando a nuestros hijos las tradiciones, la cultura y lo más importante el idioma Español.

A continuación adjunto algunos links importantes de consulta.

http://www.hispanicheritage.org/
http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/
http://racerelations.about.com/od/diversitymatters/a/Celebrating-Hispanic-Heritage-Month.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hispanic_Heritage_Month

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From September 15 to October 15 is celebrated Hispanic Heritage month. The reason for chose to start the Hispanic Heritage Month September 15, is because it is the date on which celebrates the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Belize and Chile celebrate their independence on 16, 18 and 21 September respectively.

In the U.S. many Latinos and Hispanics have made significant contributions to the country achieving significant success in science, art, sports, politics and many other fields.

There are different ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. We can read some books to our children or students, in Spanish, or hold events where children can share their Hispanic heritage. In the past days, in the school of one of my children made ​​an event where children had to create a billboard which compile their Hispanic heritage. The project was nice because my son put photos of their grandparents, jewelry, money, flag, products such as coffee and dressed for exhibition a shirt with the colors of our country, Colombia.

We really feel that our son is proud of his Hispanic heritage.

As a Hispanic, I invite you to participate in this celebration, teaching our children the traditions, culture and most importantly the Spanish language.

Here attached some important links.

http://www.hispanicheritage.org/
http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/
http://racerelations.about.com/od/diversitymatters/a/Celebrating-Hispanic-Heritage-Month.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hispanic_Heritage_Month

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La ropa – clothes

In this great activity the children get to dress a boy or a girl. They can select the character that they want to dress (7 options). Players begin to pick out a piece of clothing to place on the character, by clicking on the 14 options for clothing and accessories that are available.

piyama – pijama
pantuflas – slippers
zapatos – shoes
guantes – gloves
blusa – blouse
vestido – dress
camiseta – T-shirt
abrigo – coat
bufanda – scart
medias – socks
falda – skirt
pantaloneta – shorts
pantalón – pants
cinturón – belt

Each item has five different color options, which mean you can combine the colors and the style!

Every time that the kids pass over each piece of clothing, they will see how to write the item in Spanish, and they’ll hear the pronunciation.

The colors in each item and the characters are very clear and with a good design, that made the game easy to understand and enjoyable to play.

Click this link to go to the game.
We invite everybody to enjoy this activity is really fun!

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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.

Article from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_language

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