GAMES TO HELP CHILDREN TO LEARN SPANISH
Games for children to learn Spanish.
Learning Spanish from a young age is getting more and more important as knowing a second language is valued very highly in the education sector. This means a great reason for children, from a very young age, to be in contact with English to be able to get a head start on their learning.
Children need to be motivated for them to be interested in learning spanish and on top of that for them to like it and find it fun.
To engage them, we need to encourage them and a good way to do so is by playing games aimed at learning Spanish.
These games facilitate language learning in children and strengthen their memory when learning Spanish. There are many tools to put them in practice and here we leave you with some game suggestions with which children can learn English in a fun and efficient way.
These games contain a large quantity of vocabulary, sounds and grammar besides capturing their attention and involving them.
- Memory games
Ideal for learning and memorising new vocabulary.
Also for practicing vocabulary, reinforcing the alphabet and the pronunciation of the letters.
Looking for words , recognising those you already know, revising them and learning new words in spanish.
Anagram is the result of changing the order of original letters, words or phrases to make a new one. This way, children will start recognising words and improving their spanish vocabulary.
Reading a song’s lyrics first and then singing it while reading with the final aim of singing without the lyrics in front of them means strengthening their spanish listening skills.
Listening to stories is a good way to get the children used to hearing spanish pronunciation and also to expose them to new vocabulary.
There are many video tutorials with arts and crafts, stories and vocabulary. There are hundreds of platforms and ways to learn spanish.
- Tongue Twisters
Tongue Twisters are a way to learn spanish phonetics, which can be complicated but you can make it fun and easy with tongue twisters
- Brain teasers
Another way of incorporating spanish vocabulary, practicing pronunciation and helping them to develop their association and reasoning.
Here is a page where you’ll find games and more
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