Monday, March 2, 2015

Read Across America with Spanish Read Alouds

Teachers and parents! Grab these Read Across America Day Spanish resources to use in your classroom. Choose from books, videos, and printables for K-5th.

Every year, on Dr. Seuss' birthday, the NEA (National Education Association) commemorates it with their Read Across America initiative. Anyone and everyone can participate. All you have to do is pick up a book and read to your child, student, niece, nephew, cousin, grandchild... or even volunteer to read aloud at your local bookstore or library.

Bilingual families will find this a fun opportunity to nurture your children's biliteracy. Let's delve deeper into the world of Dr. Seuss with a special focus on Spanish translations and diverse books.

This post contains affiliate links.

Exploring Spanish Videos of Dr. Seuss Read Alouds

Today, as we celebrate the richness of diverse literature, it's essential to acknowledge the availability of Dr. Seuss' timeless classics in Spanish. While we revel in the magic of these stories, did you know that many of them are beautifully translated into Spanish, too?

Here are a few that I found on YouTube. I think you will love using them at home or in class:

The first is El Gato Ensombrerado | Dr. Seuss | Spanish Story Time for Kids from Miami Children's Museum.

The next is Oh, cuán lejos llegarás!: Cuento de niño leído en voz alta read aloud by Amigos Bilingües Company.

And finally, here's Dr Seuss's | The Foot Book | read in SPANISH ESPANOL read aloud by KidFunCo.

The Art of Translation: Capturing the Spirit

If you're discerning about translations like me, you understand the importance of capturing the essence of a story while transposing it into another language. A good translation goes beyond mere words; it breathes life into the narrative in a new linguistic realm. Fortunately, translators like Yanitzia Canetti excel in this craft.

Yanitzia Canetti: A Master Translator

If you are like me, you may be highly particular, though, about translations. Too often literal translations leave a sour taste in my mouth. A truly good translation, however, is one that captures the spirit of the story and brings it to life in another language. It's hard to find good translations, I think. But one of the best translators, in my opinion, is Yanitzia Canetti.

And lucky for us, she has translated quite a few of Dr. Seuss' wonderful tales for children including: (affiliate links below)

Where to Find Spanish Translations

If you're eager to introduce your children to Dr. Seuss' enchanting world in Spanish, head over to and search for Yanitzia's translations. She stands out as one of the finest translators, particularly known for her exceptional renditions of Dr. Seuss' beloved tales for children.  With her expert touch, these stories come alive in a whole new language.

Explore More from Yanitzia Canetti

Don't stop at Dr. Seuss! Delve into Yanitzia Canetti's other works and translations to discover more captivating tales to share with your little ones. Let the magic of storytelling transcend linguistic boundaries.

My Spanish Printable Activity Sheets

And just for fun, you can also download my free bilingual worksheet to get your little ones rhyming. It's available with both English and Spanish text.

If you have older kids, you may prefer to download my Seuss-inspired bilingual word searches instead.  

Other Posts You May Enjoy

If you'd like to find more resources to celebrate diverse books and Read Across America Day, check out these posts on MommyMaestra:


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...