YouTube isn’t just a platform for cute cat videos and crazy stunts; with a bit of guidance, it can be highly educational. Think about the times you watched a YouTube tutorial or how-to video; didn’t you learn something new? The team at TruFluency Kids believes that if those videos taught you something useful, you can find content that improves your child’s Spanish skills too! (Although you can’t learn Spanish without real-life interaction, they can gain listening skills and learn some vocabulary)
With so many videos to choose from, it can be hard to know which ones are helpful and geared towards young learners. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of eight YouTube channels that are sure to help your child learn Spanish and practice it daily, all while having fun.
Two Reasons You Should Learn A Language on YouTube
Why Should I Look To YouTube For Resources? With so many language learning options on the internet, you might be asking yourself what makes YouTube such a great resource. Let us explain how learning Spanish through YouTube will change your life for the better:
Videos Assist Visual Learners: At least 65% of people are visual learners, so your child is likely a visual learner too (although technically, we all learn language in the exact same way – so remember that too). The human brain responds well to visual stimuli, and studies have shown that when learners view an infographic or picture, they retain information longer than if they were looking at text alone. This is why YouTube videos are a great way to exercise your child’s brain and help them remember what they’ve learned.
Make sure to put on subtitles when watching a YouTube video. This will help your child make connections between the words on the screen and the visuals they are looking at.
Youtube Provides Convenient Self-Study: Having trouble finding an affordable, language learning option that fits into your child’s schedule? YouTube videos might be the answer to your problems, as they are available 24/7 and can be paused and resumed at any point in time. Thanks to modern technology, you can watch YouTube from any device with an internet connection, which means your child can learn Spanish anytime and anywhere. (Again, although a supplement, videos without real life interaction cannot get your child fluent in Spanish.)
Set a schedule that is realistic and makes sure your child can stick to it without getting discouraged. Even a little bit of language learning will work their brain in new ways and promote continuous learning.
Now that we’ve shown you how YouTube videos can be integrated into even the busiest of schedules, it’s time to take a look at some of the most engaging Spanish learning YouTube videos available today!
YouTube Characters That Will Help Your Child Learn Spanish
Peppa Pig Español: Does your child love Peppa Pig? If so, you’re in luck! Peppa Pig is broadcast in 180 countries around the world, and translated into 20 languages; Spanish included! YouTube offers hundreds of videos of the show’s Spanish broadcast, complete with subtitles. Introducing your child to Spanish through a character they already know and love will motivate them to learn new vocab, and tune in to every episode! You can even sit down with your child and learn a few new words together.
BBC Super Movers: Worried that your child isn’t getting enough movement during the day? Try tuning into BBC Super Movers, which helps kids stay active and learn new languages at the same time! This channel includes a Spanish workout with famous soccer players, which is sure to keep your child active, engaged, and smiling.
Semillitas TV: Who said learning has to be boring? Semillitas TV uses recognizable characters like Strawberry Shortcake and Bob The Builder to catch your child’s attention and help them learn Spanish. Clips are kept short and sweet and utilize visuals as well as text to make Spanish accessible for all types of young learners.
YouTube Channels That Your Child Will Love
Gibby: Gibby is a young, energetic YouTuber from Mexico with over 11 million subscribers! She speaks clearly, confidently, and keeps content appropriate and fun for young audiences. By seeing a fellow young person speaking Spanish and having a blast, your child will be inspired to learn too!
Leoncito Alado: Leoncito Alado offers up a world of adorable animals that teach Spanish through music! The songs are clear, slow, and perfect for young learners just starting in the Spanish language.
Once Niños: This Mexican television network tells stories through cartoons, games, and songs, making it a great option for any young Spanish learner. The channel provides different playlists for various age groups and levels, making it easy to find the right fit for your child.
TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion: We’re On YouTube!
Spanish Like A Pro! Using silly puppets and entertaining dialogue, this channel makes grammar fun! If your child is either a little bit older or has prior Spanish experience, this grammar-centered channel is a perfect choice.
TruFluency Kids Spanish Immersion: Last but certainly not least is the TruFluency Kids youtube channel! Our channel features TruFluency founder Micah Bellieu and follows her as she talks with native Spanish speakers and walks viewers through everyday Spanish vocabulary, phrases, and terms. This is more for the parents to learn some phrases to incorporate into everyday life.
TruFluencyKids Is Here To Kickstart Your Child’s Spanish Journey
Once you’ve checked out our YouTube channel, you’ll see how our passionate instructors make Spanish fun and engaging for children all over the world. To boost your child’s Spanish ability, try starting with one TruFluency Kids video a week, and incorporating that phrase into everyday life! They are all under six minutes and can be incorporated into your child’s homework time or snack break.
While YouTube videos are important, the most successful language learners have a diverse language learning diet complete with multiple resources. If you want to make sure that your child is applying their new knowledge and practicing with an instructor in real-time, book a trial/drop-in class with us today (go to CLASS SCHEDULE then look for DROP IN)! Whether through tutoring sessions or fun, educational YouTube videos, TruFluency Kids has your back to support your family’s bilingualism.