Thursday, March 31, 2011

Resources for Parents of Children Learning to Read in Spanish

Okay, so this is the post where I share a bunch of miscellaneous resources related to teaching your children to read in Spanish. These are tools, websites, books, etc. that don't necessarily fit into other categories and should get placed together. I think that I will place some of the resources mentioned over the last few days here, too - but an abbreviated version - so that everything is located in one spot. And I do plan to add to this page as I discover new resources, so be sure to bookmark it if you are teaching your child to read in Spanish, or if you are planning to do so eventually.'

Previously mentioned resources will be simply listed with a link to the previous post for more description. The other fantastic tools will have a more lengthy commentary. And check back tomorrow to read how a homeschooling mami has taught her daughter to read.

This post does contain affiliate links.

Reading Programs, Curricula, & Activities

(Go here to read more information about each one.)

Hagamos Caminos - This is MommyMaestra's #1 recommendation for a Spanish reading program. Created by acclaimed children's author, Alma Flor Ada, the program combines the benefits of both phonics and whole-language approaches. This program is a first reading, writing and printing program with workbooks. You can read our fabulous review here.

• Some of the best workbooks/curricula come from Nacho Books. This series is used throughout Latin America to teach children to read. Read our reviews of some of the books available here in the U.S. Or visit the Nacho Books website.

Lectura Para Niños- Download your free printables from our sponsor here. 

Villa CuentosSenderos (look for their books on Amazon)

Español: Primero Grado Lecturas - Spanish curriculum available on Amazon. Take a look at Teaching Español's excellent review.

Blogs and Articles

EducaPeques has an excellent site full of resources, such as this: Actividades para estimular lectoescritura

• Guía Infantil has a lot of great content. Here are a few examples:

• "Reading in First Grade: How reading relates to ELLs" by Colorín Colorado. Available in English and Spanish.

Educación 3.0 has this excellent article full of Spanish resources for preschool and elementary


Cosicosas - An online poetry magazine for children. Their objectives are to inject poetry into the field of infant and juvenile literature, to create a space where writers of children's poetry can be inspired and exchange ideas, and to develop unity among Spanish-speaking countries. The site was created and is published by children's writer, Carmen Gil Martínez

Guía Infantil has a lot of resources, too, including a section of poetry, fables, and more.


• You can read about the Primeros Lectores series and the Jovenes Lectores series.

• For chapter books in Spanish, here's what I recommend.

ISSUU - I am so very grateful to Lori Langer de Ramirez from Mis Cositas for sharing this site! ISSUU is a self-publishing site where many Spanish writers and illustrators have added their work. Here are a few of my favorites: La Gallina Cocorina, La luz de tu corazón, and Versos que el viento arrastra.

Con mucho cariño....


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