It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the numerous websites on the Internet that claim to help students learn Spanish. Below are several websites that your child can visit daily and expect to discover something new and exciting each time. All five of these Spanish websites for kids include activities that are fun for children — and free for the parents!
OnlineFreeSpanish is one of my personal favorites! Based on your child’s familiarity with Spanish, you can choose the difficulty level by selecting beginner, intermediate, or advanced. The site also includes 19 lessons that are precursors to several activities and captivating games. Parents can even print out coloring pages related to each of the lessons! Your young scholar will learn vocabulary relating to farm animals, the seasons, emotions, schools supplies, and more.
ABCYA teaches elementary school students (Grades K-5) a multitude of subjects. On their Spanish page, you will find two exciting carnival-like games to enhance your child’s skills. Spanish Word Bingo has 11 categories to choose from, which feature more than 200 vocabulary words. Spanish Word Toss also has 11 categories to choose from, including animals, months of the year, and transportation. These games are recommended for learners in first grade and up, but they can be enjoyed by learners of all ages!
3. Digital Dialects
Digital Dialects is great for older, middle-school-aged kids, and Spanish is only one of the many languages that it teaches. Students can practice their greetings, verbs, conjugations, units of time, and more through these fun games.
PBS is well known for its learning programs, and this is no exception! The “Oh Noah!” videos are sure to build your child’s Spanish vocabulary. Learners will discover the Spanish language through activities, games, and videos along with the relatable star character, Noah, who lives with his grandmother in a Spanish-speaking neighborhood. Spanish vocabulary is included in each of the activities and the games. Your kids will learn about colors, tools, and even chores.
Rocklingua is a multi-faceted learning site run by teachers, musicians, animators, and computer programmers. Through songs, games, worksheets, videos, and even a picture dictionary, your child will build his or her foundation in the Spanish language by learning practical words and concepts. The free songs and games are clearly labeled, and other learning opportunities on the site are available for purchase.
Keep in mind that all of these websites, though great resources, are not lessons. In order for your child to be truly involved in learning the Spanish language, he or she will need a Spanish teacher. These websites, though, are great supplements to help your child practice the material taught by his or her tutor. Your tutor may also have additional recommendations, such as Spanish learning apps, for making practice fun and engaging. Enjoy!
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