I've been toying with the idea of focusing more on starting an at-home Spanish lessons for little one. I am not a teacher, but I am a mother trying to teach his son Spanish. Being that Spanish is my first language, I feel confident enough that I can pull this off. :) Keeping in mind that I have to make this fun, and interactive for my pre-schooler.
In a recent visit to the library little one picked out Maisy's Food Los Alimentos de Maisy: A Maisy Dual Language Book (Spanish Edition). The book is simple, colorful with both English and Spanish words with each picture. So this past weekend I started by integrating a craft session after Spanish story time with Maisy's Food book.
After we read the book we started making the foods in the book and he would say the name in Spanish. He enjoys hands on crafts so I came up with a great idea of making Maisy's food with Play-doh. Once we were done making the foods, I wrote on each paper plate the name of the foods, and he matched the words with the book to find which food it was. We had so much fun, and spent a good hour and a half learning Spanish as we were playing. Then of course, he wanted to kick it up a notch, and played "restaurant" with his Daddy and I.
As you can tell by the look of joy on his face he truly enjoyed it, and has learned some new words in Spanish. Of course, once again I'm a proud Mami! We're going to be working on more at-home Spanish lessons, and I've found a lot of wonderful resources on-line. No worries I will share soon in another another post! :)
What fun ways have you tried to incorporate learning Spanish (or any other language) at home? I would love to hear your thoughts, ideas and comments! Please like, share or pin!
¡Hasta la próxima!