Simple words related to preschool!

I am participating in 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.


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
A fun way to learn Spanish
Especially for kids of all ages.



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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. 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!


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? 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!

A fun way to learn Spanish
Especially for kids of all ages.

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Learn Spanish in your free time by reading 20 minutes a day

Learning a foreign language is a great asset to anyone’s skill set. Whether you learn for your career or just for your own personal reasons, learning Spanish can add enrichment and a feeling of satisfaction to your life. You can take formal classes, play online games, and even buy software that will help you learn Spanish in a timely and efficient manner. However, one simple way to learn Spanish that many people don’t consider is to simply read Spanish articles, books, and other resources. This method is less intensive than a formal class or learning program, but will offer you a more hands on approach to learning than that of other methods.

If you spend 20 minutes each day reading Spanish articles, newspapers, or books, you can increase your vocabulary and gain a much better understanding of the Spanish language through immersion. For example, if you hop on the internet and look up a newspaper from Mexico or Spain , you can read about world events that may already be familiar to you, so the translation and understanding will come naturally. At first, you might want to keep a dictionary handy to help you understand what you’re reading, but in time you will be able to read all sorts of documents in Spanish simply by understanding the context of the words which will inherently teach you the meanings of them.

Traditional Spanish education focuses a lot on vocabulary exercises and memorization, but these methods are very time-consuming and mundane. Rather than memorizing vocabulary and learning words one at a time, reading Spanish for 20 minutes a day will help you to better understand the language as a whole, and how it fits together in one piece. When children are young, they learn words first by association, and then by being read to. Eventually, children learn to read, and only then are they taught vocabulary and spelling classes to help them grow their knowledge of their primary language. This is why learning by association and immersing yourself in the Spanish language is easier to do than memorizing words and their meanings. The brain is already pre-wired to learn this way.

By reading Spanish 20 minutes a day, you will gain a better understanding of the language and how words are used. You can even find articles that are written in Spanish and another language, so that you can assimilate the two to see what the Spanish article is saying. Taking classes or using software to learn Spanish are great tools, but why spend the time and money when you can ready for 20 minutes each day, for free, and learn the same amount, if not more? There are many different ways to learn Spanish, but if you’re a more “hands-on” learner, total immersion through reading 20 minutes a day is often a much faster, more efficient way to learn the things you want to know. You’ll learn to understand an article or a book as a whole concept, and can then dissect the meaning of the specific words on your own.

Learning a second language is a great tool to add to your personal or professional skills; if you could do it in 20 minutes a day, wouldn’t you?

A fun way to learn Spanish
Especially for kids of all ages.

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El juego de Pingu – Dunk a pingu

El juego de Pingu

Vamos a adivinar la palabra oculta! Es bien divertido el Juego de Pingu,

El objetivo de este juego es adivinar las  letras que forman  la palabra oculta. Seleccione la letra presionando en los botones de abajo que contienen las letras del abecedario. Cada vez que adivine una letra correctamente, esta aparecerá en la palabra oculta.

En el juego podemos escoger un grupo diferente de palabras, seleccionando diferentes categorías en la lista inicial que es como un carrusel alrededor del pingüino.

Existen 3 niveles diferentes de dificultad, cada nivel de dificultad controla también cuantas veces puedes fallar adivinando las letras.

El nivel fácil tienes nueve oportunidades para adivinar la palabra, adicionalmente tienes una pista grafica para saber cuál es la palabra que estas adivinando, si cruzas sobre la ballena vas a ver un dibujo de la palabra oculta.

El nivel medio tienes siete oportunidades para adivinar la palabra, no tienes pista gráfica.

El nivel difícil tienes cinco oportunidades para adivinar la palabra, no tienes pista gráfica.

En el juego practicamos la pronunciación de las letras, pues cada vez que escogemos una letra escuchamos como se pronuncia, cuando completamos la palabra, escuchamos su pronunciación por silabas y la pronunciación completa.

Sera que hundes al Pingu? O lo salvas? A jugar y a divertirnos.


Dunk a pingu

The object of the game is to guess the letters that make up the hidden Word. Select your guess letter by clicking on the buttons on the screen with your mouse. Each time that you guess a correct letter, it will be revealed in the word. Choose a different collection of words by selecting a new category from the carousel list. The difficulty level controls how many incorrect guesses you can make before the game is over.

Easy level: You have nine chances to find the word. Rollover the whale to get a hint.

Medium level: You have seven chances to find the word. No hints.

Hard level: You have five chances to find the word. No hints.

In the game you can practice the pronunciation of the letters and the complete word, every time that you select the letter, you will listen the letter’ pronunciation and when you complete the word, you will listen the word’ pronunciation too.

Do you will dunk a pingu? Or not?  Go play and enjoy!

A fun way to learn Spanish
Especially for kids of all ages.

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