Hey teachers and parents using Teach & Learn Spanish;
The cutest thing happened today! I began teaching the Spanish in August lesson to a group of 8 three and four year olds. I showed them the pictures of farm animals and made sure they knew the names of the animals in English which they did. Then I played Spanish in August Cd Track 12 in which we pretended to walk to a barn and open the barn door together. I pretended to open the door and they followed suit. After each farm animal was taught in Spanish, the Cd sings the Spanish word four times to a harp playing in the background. The kids loved pretending to play the harp while singing and after the short song stopped, they kept singing! It was adorable! I have a feeling that next week they are going to ask for the barn and harp song!
We also listened to and sung numbers 1-10 and 11-20 on Cd tracks 7 and 8. They LOVED singing to the high helium voice and the low monster voice. After, I gave them each a turn to say the numbers by themselves while pointing to them on the number visuals. They all wanted to take a turn and were so proud when they did!
Notice that I taught the August activities out of order. Do not feel you have to teach in order of the activities in the book. Pick and choose what you prefer and what is most relevant to your students and your childcare center or home!
Have fun teaching Spanish!
Theresa Gunderson, Author, Teach & Learn Spanish