Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Spanish for Toddlers

On of our friends and fellow expats, Emily, here in Scotland was a high school Spanish teacher. She offered to teach a little weekly class for our little toddlers (hers included).

Above is a picture of Joshua dressed as Skippy Jon Jones, the kitten who thinks he is a Mexican chiwawa.
Each of the children took turns wearing the mask while Emily read the storybook.

Our first class was on Monday. There were seven little kids in attendance for the first lesson (though one of them is not talking yet ... only just a year old). It was great fun! Emily gets lots of gold stars for being flexible and enjoying the chaos of kids playing while learning.

Emily first introduced the idea of language and different languages in different countries. Then we learned how to say hola (hello) to each other and introduce ourselves, Soy Joshua (I am Joshua). We closed our lesson with a song about colors lead by Rachel; we learned the color rojo (red).

This week we also learned how to say muy bien (very good), amigo (friend, boy), amiga (friend, girl), gracias (thank you), de nada (you’re welcome), manzana (apple).

Emily posted her lesson plan and more pictures at Teaching Spanish to Toddlers & Preschoolers {Lesson 1}


  1. Thanks for the shout-out. It really was fun and actually went better than I expected!

  2. What an awesome way to expose your kids to another language, and sounds like fun too!


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