Monday, June 10, 2013

Temporal Concepts, Months, & Days of the Week in Spanish

Please note:  The week and the months of the year in Spanish begin with lower case letters. However, the monthly calendar pages that I laminated came from an actual magazine in Spanish (go figure!); and while typing and printing the days of the weeks, I too mistakenly typed them with a capital letter. Please remember that the days of the week, and months are ALL in lower case letters. 

My child has learned the months of the year by listening to Greg and Steve's song "Los meses del año." You can listen to the song here. (It's actually the only Spanish song in the list). 

Greg & Steve | We All Live Together, Volume 2

To reinforce the months of the year in Spanish I laminated posters from a Spanish magazine that my Mom sent us from Puerto Rico. They are colorful, bright and very pretty!  As he sings we go through the posters, and point out to the names of the months. 

To learn the days of the week in Spanish I purchased from the dollar store a weekly planner that I converted into a bilingual weekly planner. I printed the days of the week in Spanish and taped them underneath the English days of the week.  


To help my son learn the temporal concepts of  "ayer, yesterday; hoy, today; and mañana, tomorrow"  I used Angry Bird pictures that I laminated and made into a card. (My son is a huge Angry Bird fans remember when he gave me the idea to make them? You can check it out here.)   I used velcro so we can change the cards every day. 

Every morning we look at the weekly planner, and I ask him in Spanish what day is it? He tells me, and then I have him place the cards on the corresponding days.  

How do you teach your child the temporal concepts? I would love to hear your thoughts, ideas and comments! Please like, share or pin! ¡Hasta la próxima!

7 comments :

  1. You have the coolest ideas Frances! I love your weekly planner and those month posters are adorable. We've given up on Spanish for the time being because it looks like we'll all be trying to learn Nyanja when we move but I plan to adapt a lot of your activities for that!

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    1. Thank you! Awe sad to hear that you won't pursue Spanish with the girls; and good luck with learning Nyanja! Sounds interesting. :)

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  2. Great ideas! Just remember that the days of the week and the months of the year in Spanish begin with lower case letters.

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    1. Thanks for pointing that out Lizaida! The monthly calendar was from an actual magazine in Spanish (go figure!); and you're right that the week and the months of the year in Spanish begin with lower case letters. It totally slipped my mind when typing and printing the days of the weeks. I will make a note on the blog post about it. ¡Gracias!

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  3. Great idea! These are sometimes tough concepts for kids to get. I like the idea of reinforcing them every day, especially in Spanish!

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  4. Days of the week and months of the year are lowercase in Spanish.

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    1. Hello Kiley! If you actually read my post you will see a note at the top of my post with this:

      "Please note: The week and the months of the year in Spanish begin with lower case letters. However, the monthly calendar pages that I laminated came from an actual magazine in Spanish (go figure!); and while typing and printing the days of the weeks, I too mistakenly typed them with a capital letter. Please remember that the days of the week, and months are ALL in lower case letters."

      Thank you for stopping by!

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