If you’re reading this, chances are you are looking for ways to help your children increase their fluency in Spanish. This is an awesome goal. Learning Spanish helps kids build connections to others and appreciate different cultures, and it will open doors for them educationally and professionally as they get older. The trick is finding the time to help your kids with Spanish. Your family has a busy schedule, and it’s hard to think about adding yet another activity to your days.
So let us take some pressure off you. To give your kids some extra Spanish practice, you can take advantage of the activities your family is already doing. Adding Spanish to your kids’ daily routines is beneficial simply because you repeat these routines consistently. You’re not actively drilling their kids on Spanish vocabulary — which, frankly, isn’t much fun for anyone. Instead, learning is happening almost automatically through the power of repetition.
To help you add Spanish to your daily routines, we created a roundup of some of TruFluency Kids’ best resources on this topic. You can use the ideas we’ve collected here to supplement your kids’ Spanish classes at school, preschool, or after-school programs. These articles will also be useful for homeschooling families who want their kids to learn Spanish or families that are just starting their language-learning journey.
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Make Chore Cards in Spanish & English
What if you could get your kids to help around the house with less nagging and improve their Spanish skills at the same time? Our article about incorporating Spanish into chore cards can help you do just that.
Add Spanish to Your Bedtime Routine
Did you know that learning before bedtime might help improve retention? That’s a great reason to use Spanish with your kids when they’re cleaning up before bed or when you’re sharing a story or a lullaby before they drift off to sleep.
Using the Calendar in Spanish
We’re betting your family’s calendar is packed. So why not help your kids build their Spanish vocabulary as they keep track of all their activities and events?
How to Throw a Spanish-Themed Party for Kids
Your kids will be more motivated to learn Spanish when they’re having fun. So check out these ideas for turning your kids’ next party, play date, sleepover, or other get-together into a way to get more Spanish-language conversation practice — while still having an awesome time.
Tricks for Teaching Kids Spanish Food Vocabulary
Whether your kids love to help in the kitchen or would rather just eat what you prepare, learning the names of different foods in Spanish can really spark their interest in the language. You can even combine language and cultural learning by working on a recipe from a Spanish-speaking country together.
How to Use Netflix to Learn a New Language
We get it: Sometimes you and your kids aren’t up for anything more strenuous than relaxing with a favorite show or movie on Netflix. But even watching TV can turn into an opportunity to absorb more Spanish vocabulary. Thanks to Netflix’s international expansion strategy, it has become a fantastic tool for learning a new language. It offers content in over 20 languages, including Spanish.
One More Way to Add More Spanish to Your Day
We hope this roundup of TruFluency Kids resources on learning Spanish has given you some ideas for adding Spanish to your kids’ daily routines. Remember, you don’t have to do all of these things at once. (Who has time for that anyway?) Just a few extra moments here and there of Spanish practice can really add up.
To help your kids progress with Spanish even faster, a great next step is enrolling them in immersive Spanish-language classes. With TruFluency Kids, your kids can get all the benefits of Spanish immersion on your schedule — and without having to drive them anywhere. We invite you to check out our current online class sessions.