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.
Printable Spanish Resource
The two tools that have been very helpful to get us started have been: a set of Spanish alphabet cards and an alphabet chart with the pronunciation. These along with a few other resources (which I talk about below) we have been able to teach our kids some of the basics.
Ways to Use the Spanish Alphabet Cards
You can use the Spanish alphabet cards any way you want. Our kids are still quite little, so we use them to create games and sing songs as a way to easily memorize and learn the letters.
Here are some different ways we like to use these cards to teach the Spanish alphabet sounds.
- Lay the cards out in order and sing the alphabet song.
- Print two sets of the cards and play memory. Say the Spanish pronouciation out loud when you turn the card over.
- Laminate the cards, and trace the letters with a dry erase marker.
- Mix up the cards and put them back into order, saying the sounds out loud as you place them.
- Read the letter and the word then brainstorm other Spanish words beginning with that sound.
- Hang the cards at eye-level and practice the Spanish alphabet pronounciation each day.
Printable Spanish Alphabet Charts
This is a great resource to reference if you are teaching your kids Spanish. Not only does it help teach the sounds to the kids, but also helps the parent if they are not fluent. Because a lot of the time, we are learning right along with our kids!
Here are some different ways we like to use this chart to teach the Spanish alphabet sounds.
- Sing through the Spanish alphabet while pointing to the letters
- Call a letter or sound out and have your child place a coin or sticker over the top of the correct letter
- Place on the wall at eye level and practice the Spanish alphabet pronunciation each day.
- Point to a letter and have them find the coordinating alphabet card.
Spanish Cards Assembly
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:
Spanish Alphabet Printable Includes:
1. Spanish Alphabet a-z
30 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 Spanish Alphabet Charts
- Chart 1: Spanish alphabet with pictures
- Chart 2: Spanish letters with written sounds
- Chart 3: Spanish alphabet with written sounds, as well as, English pronunciation.
Note: This chart includes the four extra letters in the Spanish alphabet which are CH, LL, ñ, rr
Learn Spanish With Your Kids
In our homeschool we value other languages and aim to teach the basics to our kids. Is it possible if we don’t fluently speak the languages? For the basics, yes.
We learn right along with our kids.
For the basics, we seek to cover the alphabet, counting, and simple vocabulary. Furthermore, all of these can be accomplished through printable resources, as well as, helpful language-learning websites like Duolingo, PBS kids, or OnlineFreeSpanish.
Help with Spanish Alphabet Pronunciation
If you wanting to teach your kids the Spanish alphabet but are worried you will get the pronunciation wrong. You are not alone.
You can simply use the chart that has the pronunciation included on it. As well as, refresh your knowledge with this quick tutorial: How to Say the Letters and Sounds in Spanish.
Other Printable Spanish Resources
What are some of your favorite ways to teach Spanish to Pre-K/Kindergarten aged kids?
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