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Spanish4Kiddos

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Listen to fun bilingual English-Spanish stories for children to learn Spanish and have fun while learning.
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Natalia Simons and Bilingual Reading of The Spanglish Girl and Mexiglish Girl
How can bilingual literature support reading at home or in the classroom? I chat with Natalia Simons from Bilingo Books about that. In her latest books, The Spanglish Girl and Mexiglish Girl, the characters immerse into the language. The young bilingual girls enjoy learning about Hispanic traditions and being bilingual. Natalia’s Biography: Natalia Simons was born in England to a Spanish mother and an English father. She grew up bilingual and spent every summer in a quaint village in Spain with my grandparents and many cousins. She has always loved languages and different cultures so she decided to study Modern Foreign Languages at the University. She has traveled extensively around Latin America, Spain and has worked in Children centers. By merging the two experiences, Natalia decided to write bilingual books for children. She runs a publishing business called "Bilingo Books" as well as teaches Spanish at after-school clubs. So far she has published 4 books which are called: “The Spanglish Girl, The Mexiglish Girl, The Frenglish Boy and ABC Spain”. She plans on writing even more books in order to help children feel empowered to speak a second language. Natalia also runs workshops and author events at schools all around the world which so far have been a great success. Reach out to Natalia Simons from Bilingo Books at: Website: https://www.bilingobooks.com/ Email: booksbilingo@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BilingoBooks Twitter: https://twitter.com/BilingoBooks Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bilingobooks/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalia-s-8b3881140/ Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/category/summer-reading-activities/ for more fun summer reading ideas to encourage bilingual readers. Also, sign up for the Free Bilingual Summer Reading Challenge for amazing bilingual stories, prizes, activities, and more fun summer learning. More info at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-summer-reading-challenge/ Enroll in the Spanish Summer Reading Camp course for more fun stories in English-Spanish, STEM activities, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/spanish-summer-reading-camp/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S4 E11
17:41
June 23, 2022
A Dinosaurs Tale Bilingual Read Aloud
Aargh! In this bilingual story, young bilingual readers can learn about dinosaurs using a simple fun, informational text.  Along with the story, there are adorable after-reading activities you can do. From learning Spanish sight words to writing tips, this bilingual story is ideal for summer learning. Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/dinosaur-bilingual-read-aloud-story/ for fun summer reading ideas to encourage bilingual readers. Check out the Spanish Bilingual Story Set: Earth History for more fun informational texts about dinosaurs, fossils, rocks, planets, and stars - https://spanish4kiddos.com/product/spanish-bilingual-story-set/ Also, sign up for the Free Bilingual Summer Reading Challenge for amazing bilingual stories, prizes, activities, and more fun summer learning. More info at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-summer-reading-challenge/ Enroll in the Spanish Summer Reading Camp course for more fun stories in English-Spanish, STEM activities, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/spanish-summer-reading-camp/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S4 E10
06:22
June 20, 2022
Miriam Campbell from Skills for Connections and Bubble Double
Social-emotional learning skills are necessary for the classroom or homeschool group to help students with difficult emotions or feelings. Today, Miriam Campbell shares her tips for SEL and her book, Bubble Double. Miriam discusses how a ‘bubble’ can actually support students with friendships and relationships. This approach is a wonderful way to help special education students to express their emotions in a healthy way. Miriam Campbell Biography: Miriam Campbell is a Speech Therapist, Social Worker, Teacher, and mom who supports therapists, teachers and parents in helping their kids develop ‘Skills for Connection’. She utilizes a holistic language, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and practical approach to integrating skill development for children. She provides therapist and parent cohorts as well as school-wide professional development in SEL RTI. She is available for 1:1 coaching as well. Her debut novel, Bubble Double: visualizing social skills for connection, serves as the framework of her social skills curriculum. Reach out to Miriam Campbell from Skills for Connections at: Website: https://skillsforconnection.com/ Amazon Bubble Double: https://www.amazon.com/Bubble-Double-Visualizing-Social-Connection/dp/1517440009/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 Email: thebubblespace@gmail.com or miriam@skillsforconnection.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/skillsforconnection Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/skillsforconnection Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skills4connection/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miriam-campbell-ma-slp-ccc-msw-a4926a67/ Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0V4bLHVl7vtGGBDTBAN1z5?si=GfyrxQ7DQTKy7iJ3O7l5kA&nd=1 Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/category/summer-reading-activities/ for more fun summer reading ideas to encourage bilingual readers. Also, sign up for the Free Bilingual Summer Reading Challenge for amazing bilingual stories, prizes, activities, and more fun summer learning. More info at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-summer-reading-challenge/ Enroll in the Spanish Summer Reading Camp course for more fun stories in English-Spanish, STEM activities, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/spanish-summer-reading-camp/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S4 E9
11:60
June 08, 2022
Dr. Dawn Menge and the Adventures of Dragon’s Breath and Queen Vernitas
Summer reading can be adventurous. Dr. Dawn Menge discusses her books of marvelous characters that venture into amazing adventures. In her stories, Dragon’s Breath and Queen Vernitas, characters explore different places while learning valuable lessons. The series of adventures help characters develop emotional skills to understand valuable life lessons. Dr. Dawn Menge’s Biography: Dr. Dawn Menge is the creator of the Queen Vernita’s Visitors educational series and Dragon’s Breath, which has won over 70 international awards including the Special Recognition champion Award from Conquering Disabilities with film, Best book from Miracle Makers Film festival, and Honorable Mention from Hollywood Dreams Film Festival and International Author Boss from Power Conversations Magazine. Dr. Menge has a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction. She also holds a Master's and a Clear Credential in Moderate/Severe Disabilities and a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development. Dr. Dawn Menge has been teaching students with severe cognitive delays for over twenty years, and mentors/lectures graduate students. Dr. Dawn Menge is the mother of three, and the grandmother of six beautiful grandchildren. Reach out to Dr. Dawn Menge from Rush More Press at: Amazon Author Website: https://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Menge/e/B00IW0UC9Y/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk Publishing website: https://rushmorepress.club/dawn-menge Email: queenvernitasvisitors@yahoo.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dawn.menge1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/queenvernita Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawnmenge/ Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/category/summer-reading-activities/ for more fun summer reading ideas to encourage bilingual readers. Also, sign up for the Free Bilingual Summer Reading Challenge for amazing bilingual stories, prizes, activities, and more fun summer learning. More info at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-summer-reading-challenge/ Enroll in the Spanish Summer Reading Camp course for more fun stories in English-Spanish, STEM activities, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/spanish-summer-reading-camp/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S4 E8
18:15
June 06, 2022
Learning About Human Body Parts Bilingual Terms
Encouraging bilingual learners to develop vocabulary can be fun with activities that encourage specific language skills. Besides using rhyming, you can also use silly songs. In learning bilingual body parts, you chant to the traditional Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes song or clap to the lyrics. In this brief bilingual story, bilingual readers learn about the different words for common body parts. You can also use this lesson for matching or a cut-and-paste activity. Listen to the Spanish Five Senses Bilingual Reading to deepen students’ understanding of the five senses by learning the body parts in English and Spanish: https://anchor.fm/spanish4kiddos/episodes/Episode-8-Spanish-Five-Senses-Bilingual-Reading-e18i4f5 For more fun summer reading ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-body-parts-terms/ or https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-five-senses-bilingual-reading/ Also, sign up for the Free Bilingual Summer Reading Challenge for amazing bilingual stories, prizes, activities, and more fun summer learning. More info at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-summer-reading-challenge/ Enroll in the Spanish Summer Reading Camp course for more fun stories in English-Spanish, STEM activities, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/spanish-summer-reading-camp/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S4 E7
07:10
May 30, 2022
Using How-To Instructional Text for Bilingual Reading
Implementing different instructional texts can encourage bilingual learners to read. Using how-to instructional bilingual texts helps students grasp the sequence of events and instructions.  Perhaps, using projects can sometimes be challenging for bilingual learners. There are many steps to follow, and they may wonder how to start. Use simple projects like making s’mores or a bird feeder to encourage following a sequence of events. In this brief bilingual story, bilingual readers practice moving from one sequence of events to another. The little bear cubs follow mama bear step-by-step until they reach their destination. This activity also includes practicing numbers in English and Spanish. Listen to the How To Make S’mores A Camping Bilingual story episode to learn how to use a sequence of events in bilingual stories - https://anchor.fm/spanish4kiddos/episodes/How-to-Make-Smores-A-Camping-Bilingual-Story-e1ht36u Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-numbers-practice/ for more fun summer reading ideas to encourage bilingual readers. Also, sign up for the Free Bilingual Summer Reading Challenge for amazing bilingual stories, prizes, activities, and more fun summer learning. More info at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-summer-reading-challenge/ Enroll in the Spanish Summer Reading Camp course for more fun stories in English-Spanish, STEM activities, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/spanish-summer-reading-camp/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S4 E6
06:28
May 26, 2022
Splash into Summer Reading with the Ocean Life Read-Aloud
Discover the wonders of the ocean with this fun bilingual reading in English and Spanish. As part of the summer reading challenge for bilingual readers, this bilingual story is ideal to start your summer reading. Check out these lessons and reading ideas: Ocean Animal Names in Spanish - includes a list of ocean zones and ocean animal terms as well as ideas to use the ocean as part of your bilingual lesson. Learn more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/ocean-animal-names-in-spanish/ Spanish Ocean Life Collection - includes English-Spanish bilingual story with writing practice, printables, and various activities. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/product/spanish-ocean-life-collection/ Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/category/summer-reading-activities/ for more fun summer reading ideas to encourage bilingual readers. Also, sign up for the Free Bilingual Summer Reading Challenge for amazing bilingual stories, prizes, activities, and more fun summer learning. More info at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-summer-reading-challenge/ Enroll in the Spanish Summer Reading Camp course for more fun stories in English-Spanish, STEM activities, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/spanish-summer-reading-camp/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S4 E5 Bonus
02:06
May 13, 2022
The Ocean Life Bilingual Read-Aloud
Start summer reading with this informational text about ocean life. Bilingual readers learn about various marine organisms that live in the ocean and their special features. Along with this bilingual story, you can also add other after-reading activities like matching, puzzles, and virtual field trips. Check out these lessons and reading ideas: Ocean Animal Names in Spanish - includes a list of ocean zones and ocean animal terms as well as ideas to use the ocean as part of your bilingual lesson. Learn more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/ocean-animal-names-in-spanish/ Spanish Ocean Life Collection - includes English-Spanish bilingual story with writing practice, printables, and various activities. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/product/spanish-ocean-life-collection/ Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/category/summer-reading-activities/ for more fun summer reading ideas to encourage bilingual readers. Also, sign up for the Free Bilingual Summer Reading Challenge for amazing bilingual stories, prizes, activities, and more fun summer learning. More info at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-summer-reading-challenge/ Enroll in the Spanish Summer Reading Camp course for more fun stories in English-Spanish, STEM activities, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/spanish-summer-reading-camp/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S4 E4
04:35
May 09, 2022
How to Make S'mores: A Camping Bilingual Story
Summer is a refreshing time to relax and take a moment to renew. After all, school is out and learning is done. Well, that’s what the kiddos like to think. However, every summer students go into the summer slide. The summer slide is the loss of learning during the summer break. Perhaps, your children may experience a lack of engagement or get bored easily. That is why encouraging your children to participate in summer camps helps them to regain that learning loss. You can enroll in free programs that have summer storytimes, activities, and reading. In this episode, you can get started with a simple summer reading. How to make s’mores is not only a delicious way to motivate children to read, but also to interact with the text. Use the after-reading activities to motivate children to look for a sequence of events. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-summer-learning-activities/ Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/category/summer-reading-activities/ for more fun summer reading ideas to encourage bilingual readers. Also, sign up for the Free Bilingual Summer Reading Challenge for amazing bilingual stories, prizes, activities, and more fun summer learning. More info at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-summer-reading-challenge/ Enroll in the Spanish Summer Reading Camp course for more fun stories in English-Spanish, STEM activities, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/spanish-summer-reading-camp/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S4 E3
06:29
May 02, 2022
Solar System and the Earth Bilingual Reading
Earth is a unique planet that sustains life. Learning about outer space can be a fun experience.  However, having to memorize many challenging words is not. In this bilingual story, you’ll learn about the planets and Earth. Then, discover how Earth is special in many ways.  Many of these features include knowing about planets, space, and the Sun. Then, add fun activities to integrate Spanish learning based on the reading. Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-solar-system-and-earth-read-aloud/ for more fun “out of this world” reading and activities. Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S4 E2
07:24
April 22, 2022
Ants Take Over the Picnic! Bilingual Reading
How do little ants enjoy a picnic? Find out in this adorable bilingual story the amazing things ants can do. This English-Spanish text is ideal to start summer reading camp. Enjoy bilingual stories that can also engage students with after-reading comprehension and activities. Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/category/summer-reading-activities/ for more fun bilingual summer stories. Other summer ideas include: Bilingual Summer Reading Challenge - https://spanish4kiddos.com/?s=summer+reading Spanish Summer Reading Camp - https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/spanish-summer-reading-camp/ Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S4 E1
04:52
April 05, 2022
The Life Cycle of the Ladybug Bilingual Reading
Create a wondrous adventure of learning with life cycles. For instance, with the ladybug's life cycle, young bilingual readers experience how ladybugs grow.  But, they also discover how essential these tiny bugs are for plants to survive. While the life cycle of the ladybug has four simple stages, each part is crucial to the development of the ladybug. This bilingual reading encourages students to develop various language and science skills as part of any informational text. Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/ladybug-bilingual-learning-activities/ for more fun ideas about ladybugs and cute activities. Other life cycles to consider: Spanish bilingual stories for kids set 2 life cycles of butterflies, fish, frogs, and chickens - https://spanish4kiddos.com/product/spanish-bilingual-stories-for-kids-set-2-life-cycles/ Spanish bilingual stories for kids life cycles of plants and seasons - https://spanish4kiddos.com/product/spanish-bilingual-stories-for-kids/ Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S3 E12
06:18
March 26, 2022
The Little Red Riding Hood Bilingual Read-Aloud
The Grimm brothers’ stories were so popular during their time. But, how can these children’s stories be scary yet fascinating to read? In this bilingual version of the story, discover how this traditional tale can help bilingual readers learn about story elements and comprehension. This version of Little Red Riding Hood takes bilingual readers into the concept of helping and understanding how to ask for help. Likewise, your bilingual readers get to explore the five elements of a story in English and Spanish. Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/little-red-riding-hood-bilingual-read-aloud/ for more fun ideas to teach and learn Spanish. Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S3 E11
06:01
March 14, 2022
Isai Gutierrez and “Miguel Goes to Eagle School” Learning to Follow Your Dreams
In this episode, I chat with Isai Gutierrez about his book, Miguel Goes to Eagle School. Overcoming difficult situations is not easy for children, especially when others are not supportive. Isai points out how Miguel wants to go to Eagle School but feels he doesn’t feel welcome. Miguel goes through several obstacles as a duck until he soars with eagles. This book is an excellent story to read with children and discuss overcoming difficulties that can prevent following dreams. As Miguel learns, you can accomplish your dreams with hard work and perseverance. Isai’s Brief Biography: Isai’s most proud accomplishment is his family. Isai is a husband and the father of four sons. While professionally, he has spent the majority of his career as an educator in both the public and private sectors. Isai’s true passion has always been art and creative thinking. In March 2020, Isai published his first children's book, Miguel Goes to Eagle School. His writing exemplifies a love of family and teaching life lessons. Reach out to Isai from Dancing Duck Publishing at: Website: https://www.dancingduckpublishing.com Email: dancingduckpublishing@gmail.com Book: https://www.miguelgoestoeagleschool.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dancingduckpublishing Instagram: https://instagram.com/dancingduckpublishing  For the complete interview, you can visit https://spanish4kiddos.com/blog/ for more. Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S3 E10
17:47
March 03, 2022
Arlene Steinberg and “Room for One More” Developing Lasting Friendships
Today, I chat with Arlene Steinberg to discuss her book, Room for One More, a fascinating story of three dogs and friendships. In this book, as many children learn, it may not be easy to make friends. In Arlene’s book, you’ll enjoy reading about Marshall and Dewey as they find meaningful ways to make friends with Ozzie. Sometimes children need a little help when it comes to dealing with rejection and making friends. This book is ideal for opening the discussion about including new friends in your group. Arlene’s Brief Biography: I have been writing stories my entire life. Marshall, my chocolate lab, accompanied me to many bookstore readings. We recently made “room for one more” with a new family member, Mayor, a black lab puppy. I live on Long Island, NY not only with Mayor, but with my wonderful husband and amazing sons. Reach out to Arlene at: Email: asyjericho@yahoo.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/best.friendsnation/ For the complete interview, you can visit https://spanish4kiddos.com/blog/ for more. Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S3 E9
24:08
March 02, 2022
Shoshona Chaim and “I am A Peaceful Goldfish” Children SEL Tips
In this episode, I chat with Shoshona Chaim to discuss her fantastic children’s book “I am A Peaceful Goldfish” and help children develop SEL techniques. From personal experience with her son, Shoshona explains how difficult tantrums can be. She shares parts of her book and simple breathing technique to calm those tantrums. This book is a great way to engage your students to understand their feelings and take actionable steps to relax. Shoshona Brief Biography: Shoshana Chaim is a former elementary school teacher turned Canadian Wellness Expert in nutrition, redox, and stress relief. She concentrates on giving people of all ages the tools they need to achieve and maintain ultimate health, even when they think they have tried everything. After she and her husband suffered illnesses, she embarked on a mission to help other families thrive! She is now a serial entrepreneur. Shoshana is the cohost of the award-winning Plant Trainers Podcast for the last seven years. She is an international speaker, and #1 best-selling international author of I Am A Peaceful Goldfish, a picture book that teaches children the importance of mindfulness and taking big breaths in a fun and imaginative way. Shoshana lives in Thornhill with her husband and two children and their puppy, Cali. Reach out to Shoshona at: Website: https://www.shoshanachaim.com Email: shoshanachaim@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/schaim Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaimShoshana Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/planttrainers/_created/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkEwrzKy_HqNqxebBWj_TUQ/videos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/planttrainers/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shoshana-chaim-583840b4/ Podcast: https://www.planttrainers.com For the complete interview, you can visit http://spanish4kiddos.com/blog for more. Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S3 E8
15:09
March 01, 2022
Farm Animals Bilingual Language Learning
What’s a fun way to learn Spanish vocabulary that engages learners? Use farm animal terms, for example, to discuss farm living, new words, and language skills. Along with bilingual reading, you can implement other activities.  You could use task cards or a fun nursery rhyme like Old MacDonald Had a Farm. In this way, you can emphasize many aspects of bilingual learning. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/farm-animals-names-spanish/ to learn about farm animals bilingual terms and activities. Old MacDonald Had A Farm Bilingual Story (S1 E2) - https://anchor.fm/spanish4kiddos/episodes/Episode-2-Old-MacDonald-Had-a-Farm-Bilingual-Story-e186e31 Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Other fun farm animals bilingual stories and mini-books according to grade level are: Spanish Learning for Kids Starter Set PreK to K - https://spanish4kiddos.com/product/spanish-learning-for-kids-starter-set/ Spanish Learning for Kids Literacy Set Grades 1 to 2 - https://spanish4kiddos.com/product/spanish-learning-for-kids-literacy-set-grades-1-to-2/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S3 E7
08:49
February 21, 2022
Goldilocks and The Three Bears Bilingual Story
Why are traditional stories like Goldilocks so fun to read? These characters go through specific events in the story. In the end, there might be something worthwhile to learn. Young learners enjoy reading these bilingual stories just for fun. However, you can easily help them understand other parts of the story too. While learning these literary elements, you can also add after-reading activities like STEM tasks. Bilingual students grasp language skills, science concepts, and reading with STEM learning. Visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-reading-ideas/ for more fun summer reading challenge ideas and STEM learning activities. Enroll in the summer reading program to develop language skills and boost literacy. Besides, you can also beat the summer slide when you participate in a fun summer reading challenge like the Spanish Summer Reading Camp - https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/spanish-summer-reading-camp/ Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S3 E6
06:19
February 14, 2022
Annie Tulkin from Accessible College Supporting Special Needs Students
Special needs students need all the support education can provide. But how can students, including bilingual learners, begin a process from K-12 to higher education?  While there are many learning disabilities, advocacy is one of the most valuable ways to support special needs students. Today, I talked to Annie Tulkin from Accessible College to discuss how can students and families get informed and active in transitioning to higher education.  Also, check out her project with Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. In partnership with Accessible College, the project has helped many students with paralysis and related conditions. Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation in Partnership with Accessible College Navigating and Transitioning to College with Paralysis Guide Reach out to Annie Tulkin from Accessible College at: Website: www.accessiblecollege.com Email: info@accessiblecollege.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/accessiblecollege Twitter: https://twitter.com/AcssCollege Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/accessiblecollege/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvxXKWVYjrVVZPJY3t78zw FB Group: College Success: Physical Disabilities, Chronic Health and Mental Health - https://www.facebook.com/groups/collegephysicaldisabilitychronicandmentalhealth Read the full interview on the Spanish4Kiddos blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/blog/ Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S3 E5
30:07
February 07, 2022
Life Cycle of Flowers Bilingual Informational Reading
Life cycle of plants and flowers are wonderful ways to introduce science concepts to bilingual learners. Using English and Spanish terms can help bilingual learners identify parts of a plant or flower.  With a fun bilingual reading that’s informational and engaging, students can also learn specific subject terms, life cycles, and analytical concepts. For more fun informational bilingual reading about life cycles, visit the blog at: Easy Science Project for Kids: How to Grow a Lima Bean Seeds - a fun way to explore the life cycle of a plant and how plants grow. https://spanish4kiddos.com/easy-science-project-for-kids-how-to-grow-a-lima-bean-seed/ Spanish Lesson on Plants: Learning Photosynthesis - a brief informational introduction about the life cycle of plants and flowers, and photosynthesis. https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-lesson-on-plants-learning-photosynthesis/ Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Other fun life cycle informational stories in English and Spanish are: Spanish Learning for Kids Literacy Set Grades 1 to 2 (bonus gift included) - https://spanish4kiddos.com/product/spanish-learning-for-kids-literacy-set-grades-1-to-2/ Spanish Bilingual Stories for Kids: Life Cycles - https://spanish4kiddos.com/product/spanish-bilingual-stories-for-kids/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S3 E4
09:24
January 31, 2022
Spanish Sports Bilingual Reading
How do you enjoy sports games with fun Spanish learning? In this episode, I read an adorable bilingual story in English and Spanish about different types of sports.  As a balanced and healthy lifestyle for students, sports can encourage wellbeing.  Whether students are stressed because of school or life, take a moment to do sports. And, you might find new friends too. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-sports-vocabulary/ Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S3 E3
03:43
January 24, 2022
Yeve Sibanda from Philisacreatives My First Book of Shona and Ndebele Languages
A multicultural classroom is just as essential as a multicultural home. Today, I talk with Yeve Sibanda from Philisacreatives about her latest book. Her book called My Book of Shona and Ndebele is an ideal introduction to African multicultural languages. As she describes in the interview, her book is a wonderful way to bring African heritage, whether to your home or classroom. Listen to our discussion as we talk about multicultural languages to help children learn more about cultural awareness. Reach out to Yeve from Philisacreatives at: Website: philisacreatives.com Email: philisacreatives@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philisacreativz/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilisaCreativz Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/philisacreatives/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/philisa-creativez For the full interview, you can visit https://spanish4kiddos.com/blog for more. Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S3 E2
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January 17, 2022
Valentine's Day Bilingual Read Aloud with Fun Activities
What’s one way to encourage more reading along with other language skills? Using a Valentine’s Day theme creates fun ways so that you can engage students with their learning.  Along with the bilingual lesson, you can also create a fun pop-up bilingual book for further reading comprehension. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/valentines-day-bilingual-activities/ Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more.  See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. S3 E1
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January 10, 2022
Ep. 9: Spanish Transportation Bilingual Story
In this episode, you’ll learn fun Spanish transportation words in a bilingual context.  Besides transportation terms in English and Spanish, read the additional Spanish terms. Combine these learning ideas to integrate Spanish learning with reading and counting. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-transportation-words/ Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more.  See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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January 03, 2022
Ep. 8: Community Helpers Bilingual Learning
Community helpers are everywhere in our neighborhoods and towns. But what are the specific functions?  In this fun bilingual story, young bilingual readers learn about the many different careers.  Then, relate the bilingual text with a fun after-reading activity using a paper cube. The cube has many ways to start the discussion on specific careers and functions in communities. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/community-helpers-activities/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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December 21, 2021
Ep. 7: A Christmas Carol Bilingual Story
Ho Ho Ho! Happy Holidays everyone! How do you start your holiday season?  I love to begin by warming up to read fun bilingual holiday stories like A Christmas Carol. In this story, you’ll love that the text is in English and Spanish for all ages. The bilingual text is also ideal to identify sentence structure, vocabulary, and elements of a story. Have fun listening and reading this holiday story! For more fun holiday ideas and stories, visit the shop at https://spanish4kiddos.com/shop/ Try the Exclusive Member Area for more comprehensive Spanish learning, stories, strategies, and more. See more at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/exclusive-member-area-language/  Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast. I have a special surprise from the friends at Cali’s Book.  They are providing a fantastic sound book as a giveaway prize for listeners and readers of Spanish4Kiddos. Enter to win a fabulous sound book of The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky. In this delightful musical story, children will enjoy reading the classic tale along with songs from The Nutcracker. To enter, simply go to the link provided below. https://kingsumo.com/g/r148fq/win-a-calis-book-the-nutcracker  (the giveaway ended on 12/15/21) Thank you to those that participated.  Visit Cali’s Books to learn more about sound books for children to delight in different languages. Connect with Cali’s Books at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/calisbooks Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/calisbooks Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/calisbooks Website: https://www.calisbooks.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCykm49lPOfZ_0TCfNvzBOOQ The Nutcracker sound book: https://www.calisbooks.com/products/the-nutcraker
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December 09, 2021
Ep. 6: A Merry Adventurous Polar Bear Bilingual Reading
Can you help a very merry and adventurous polar bear find that special holiday spirit?  In this bilingual story, listen to how an adorable polar bear meets friends along the way to find the holiday spirit. As you read, also look for Spanish holiday vocabulary and letter identification learning skills. For more fun holiday reading challenge ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/holiday-bilingual-reading/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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December 06, 2021
Ep. 5: A Bilingual Holiday Story
How can you encourage young bilingual readers to continue learning during the holidays? You might want to try fun bilingual holiday stories.  In this bilingual holiday story, young listeners learn about how Santa prepares to deliver gifts.  With the help of everyone in the North Pole, Santa delivers toys and joy to the world just in time. Also, this story has other fun after-reading activities to enhance Spanish vocabulary and more. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-reading-strategies/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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December 01, 2021
Ep. 4: All About Dogs Bilingual Story
How can you encourage your bilingual learners to grasp specific-topic vocabulary? For instance, when talking about dogs, there are terms that are essential in understanding dogs. So, engage your students with bilingual informational text to develop those skills. Then, add other strategies like writing, matching, or interactive activities. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-pet-vocabulary/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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November 29, 2021
Ep. 3: Cara Tyrell from Core4Parenting: Language Development Skills
What are ways to practice language development to boost social-emotional learning? That’s one of many topics I discuss with Cara Tyrrell from Core4Parenting in this episode. Cara dedicates her time to supporting parents with parenting skills, ASL lessons, and sleep techniques. Listen to our discussion as we chat about language development skills that help parents of children as young as infants. Discover practical ways to motivate your children to express their feelings more. Cara’s Biography: “I’m a lifetime lover of littles who followed my passion through babysitting then nanny positions, followed by higher education in ASL, Linguistics, and a Master’s degree Education. I graduated excited to serve in the early childhood education sector. I adored my classrooms, connecting with our youngest citizens and nurturing them as they developed a love of learning, yet I noticed a pattern. My 5 and 6-year-olds were coming to school lacking a comprehensive readiness to learn in all classroom areas. I’ve spent the last ten years developing Core4Parenting’s methodology to empower, engage, and enrich new parents’ journey as their baby’s first (and best) teacher during the critical developmental years from birth to five. Our community and curricula give them the parenting toolkit to set their kids up for success as learners in school and life.” Reach out to Cara from Core4Parenting at: Website:https://www.core4parenting.com/free-webinar Email: carat@core4parenting.com The Virtual Village Members Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Core4Parenting Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/core4parenting/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cara-tyrrell/ The Blog:https://www.core4parenting.com/core4blog For the full interview and other ways to encourage your children or students with bilingual language skills, visit the Spanish4Kiddos blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/blog/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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November 22, 2021
Ep. 2 A Gingerbread Bilingual Story
Can you help the gingerbread kids find the house made of candy? In this bilingual story, readers engage with the text to find different shapes and prepositions.  As the story continues, encourage your bilingual readers to identify each preposition. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-reading-strategies/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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November 17, 2021
Ep. 1 The Friendly Turkey: A Thanksgiving Bilingual Story
Gobble, gobble! How can the friendly turkey find friends for Thanksgiving?  Find out in this adorable bilingual story in English and Spanish. Then, explore the after-reading activities to learn more about Spanish vocabulary and prepositions. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/thanksgiving-bilingual-reading/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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November 15, 2021
Episode 15: How an Acorn Grows into an Oak Tree Bilingual Reading
Can a tiny acorn grow into a might oak tree? Yes, it can. Find out how amazing the life cycle of oak trees can be with fun bilingual reading.  Then, you can explore different Spanish language skills to investigate sight words and vocabulary. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/learning-about-acorns-bilingual-story/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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November 08, 2021
Episode 14: Spanish Weather Reading and Learning Ideas
This episode tells the simple expressions to learn about Spanish weather. Then, use these terms to learn other vocabularies like clothing and feelings.  How do you help students acquire vocabulary? Use strategies that will help learn different topics like seasons, weather, and emotions. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-weather-reading/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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November 03, 2021
Episode 13: The Tale of the Three Little Pigs Bilingual Story
Do you know the story of Three Little Pigs? Read together with your students or children this delightful twist on a classic tale.  Don’t let the learning stop there. Continue with the bilingual reading with word matching and writing practice. For more fun ideas, visit the Spanish courses for kids at https://spanish4kiddos.com/courses/spanish-learning-for-kids-mini-course/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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November 01, 2021
Episode 12: The Life Cycle of Bees Bilingual Story
Bees don’t just give us honey. In this episode, you’ll learn how bees survive and the different stages of their life cycle.  You’ll also learn why bees are important for pollination. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/life-cycle-of-bees/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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October 27, 2021
Episode 11: Arctic Animals Bilingual Story
How do animals in the Arctic live? You’ll find out how many animals survive the harsh cold climate.  You’ll also learn what type of animals live in the Arctic and what they eat. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-arctic-animals/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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October 25, 2021
Episode 10: Pumpkin Bilingual Read Aloud
This episode describes how to use a fun bilingual story about pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns to learn prepositions.  Have fun learning about positional words using candy and toys to learn prepositions with cute pumpkin and jack-o-lanterns. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-reading-pumpkins/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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October 22, 2021
Episode 9: Apples and Bilingual Sight Words
This episode tells different ways to use Spanish sight words to identify these words in various texts.  Using apple themes as a fun way to introduce Spanish sight words, bilingual learners have fun playing different word games.  How can you get your students engaged during lessons? Find out how to use these Spanish words to fill your harvest basket. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-sight-words/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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October 20, 2021
Episode 8: Spanish Five Senses Bilingual Reading
This episode tells a fun bilingual story to learn about the five senses in Spanish as well as in English. The five senses concept is the perfect way to introduce other Spanish vocabularies like body terms or emotions and feelings.  Are you doing a social-emotional lesson to encourage bilingual learners to share their emotions? Perhaps, this bilingual reading is the ideal text. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-five-senses-bilingual-reading/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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October 18, 2021
Episode 7: Recycling for Kids Bilingual Story
This episode describes different ways to recycle, reuse, and renew items with fun learning bilingual ideas.  This bilingual story is ideal to begin to discuss the importance of recycling and a useful way to teach Spanish terms. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/recycling-bilingual-reading/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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October 13, 2021
Episode 6: Argh! Bilingual Story About Pirates
This episode tells the story of two friends that play pirates in search of treasure. However, they find more than treasure.  In this adorable adventure, these friends learn about bilingual specific-subject vocabulary. So, grab your number cubes for a fun learning activity of vocabulary. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/bilingual-stories-for-kids-pirates/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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October 11, 2021
Episode 5: A Not-So-Spooky Halloween Bilingual Story
This not-so-spooky episode tells a fun bilingual Halloween story.  How do you have a fang-tastic time learning Spanish? Find out in this story. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/halloween-bilingual-reading-activities/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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October 06, 2021
Episode 4: Bilingual Circus Story
This episode tells a fun story about the circus and fun ways to practice Spanish vocabulary.  Discover fun ways to engage readers with this circus theme. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-circus-reading-activities/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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October 04, 2021
Episode 3: My First Day of School as a Bilingual Student
This episode tells the story of a bilingual student starting a new school.  What can the student do to know more about the new school? Let’s listen and find out. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/back-to-school-ideas-for-bilingual-learners/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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October 02, 2021
Episode 2: Old MacDonald Had a Farm Bilingual Story
This episode tells the story of the farmer Old MacDonald and his animals on the farm.  What will he do with so many animals? Find out in this English and Spanish story. For more fun ideas, visit the blog at https://spanish4kiddos.com/old-macdonald-had-a-farm/ Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.
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October 02, 2021
Episode 1: The Story of Rapunzel (El cuento de Rapunzel)
This episode tells the story of Rapunzel in English and Spanish for young readers. The story is ideal for listeners of all ages.  For more fun ideas, you can read the blog post at https://spanish4kiddos.com/spanish-fairy-tales-rapunzel/  Thank you for listening to this episode, and please subscribe to the Spanish4Kiddos podcast.  For comments or feedback, please send me a message: https://anchor.fm/spanish4kiddos/message 
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September 30, 2021