We are introducing Spanish to our kids this year in our home school. In addition to our Interactive Spanish Learning Folder, we are using these Spanish Alphabet Cards to create a foundation for the basics.
I started off with a Spanish curriculum, (Cherrydale Press) but found it a bit cumbersome for my little people. We still work on a phrase each week from this curriculum, but the majority of what they are retaining seems to come more of the songs and interactive games that we play.
Our Spanish lessons are super short (5 minutes or under) but we try to do something everyday. It doesn’t sound like much, but it really does add up! I’ve been pleased with our progress.
These Spanish Alphabet cards and charts are just another hands-on visual.
Here are some of the ways we like to use them:
Ways to Use the Spanish Alphabet Cards
1. Lay the cards out in order and sing the alphabet song.
2. Print two sets of the cards and play memory. Say the letter sound out loud when you turn the card over.
3. Laminate the cards, and trace the letters with a dry erase marker.
4. Mix up the cards and put them back into order, saying the sounds out loud as you place them.
5. Read the letter and the word then brainstorm other Spanish words beginning with that sound.
6. Hang the cards at eye-level and practice the sounds each day.
Ways to use the Spanish Alphabet Charts
1. Sing through the alphabet while pointing to the letters
2. Call a letter or sound out and have your child place a coin or sticker over the top of the correct letter
3. Place on the wall at eye level and practice the sounds each day.
4. Point to a letter and have them find the coordinating alphabet card.
These are print and go, but if you want to make them more durable I recommend laminating them. (Another option would be to print them on a heavy cardstock.)
In order to laminate you need:
1. Alphabet cards: 29 cards covering A, B, C, CH, D, E, F, G,H, I, J, K, L, LL, M, N, ñ, O, P, Q, R, RR, S, T, U, V, W, X,Y,Z.
2. Three different charts:
- Chart 1: Spanish alphabet with pictures
- Chart 2: Spanish alphabet with written sounds
- Chart 3: Spanish alphabet with written sounds, as well as, English pronunciation.
Other Spanish Resources
What are some of your favorite ways to teach Spanish to Pre-K/Kindergarten aged kids?
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