Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Los Bloguitos: A Spanish Blog for Children

Do you know about Los Bloguitos? It is the most wonderful Spanish blog for children that is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! Run by my Latino children's author René Colato Laínez, this blog is a delightful compilation of stories, poems, illustrations, and more written completely in Spanish for children.

Spanish-dominant and Spanish-learning children of all ages will benefit from the site, which boosts literacy skills and supports imaginative development through short stories, poems, word searches, comic strips, anecdotes, and fun activities. Small children will enjoy looking at the short videos and illustrations while having the poems and short stories read to them. Older kids can enjoy reading the excerpts for themselves or by contributing works of their own.

Yep, you read that last part right. Your Spanish-speaking students or children can submit their own work to be featured on the website.

In addition, there are many talented authors and illustrators who contribute to the site. So it is an excellent example of the diversity of the Latino voice and culture.

What a great tool this is for developing a Spanish learner's vocabulary, as well as a way to develop a child's confidence in writing and illustrating!

If your child has a piece published on Los Bloguitos, please let us know so we can share it!


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