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Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Spanish

My First 100 Words In Spanish: A First Spanish-English Word Book by Paula Knight (Parragon Publishing) is a good book for basic Spanish words. It has a simple, bi-lingual approach easy for children to follow. Words are not only presented in both Spanish and English, but also through group association scenes. For instance, plate, meal, cup, etc. are shown in a kitchen scene; lamp, rug, television in a living room scene, and so on. Group scenes include home, store, farm, outdoors and school, among others. In addition, there is a section following the group scenes which lists other words and practical phrases, such as numbers, colors, days of the week, greetings, etc. You get a lot to work with. Since foreign language is best learned through repetition over time, this is the type of book you want to keep a while and use over and over to maximize retention.

Resources:

Author Pat Mora has a number of bi-lingual books, including the series My Family/Mi Familia. Check out her website to find out more.

Author Charles Ghigna has a nice bilingual series relating to the four seasons. Here’s my post about it.

Publisher Carson-Dellosa has numerous Spanish workbooks. I use The Complete Book of Spanish Workbook for grades 1-3.

1-2-3-Teach Me website is a good online resource with a ‘Spanish For Children‘ section filled with free activities, games and videos designed specifically for kids to learn the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, songs and phrases.

Spanish Flashcards – I use Mead Spanish Flashcards designed for K-2 grade level, but any name brand will do. These are generally available at major retail stores or The Parent Teacher Store.

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