Sunday, September 25, 2011

Los Sonidos Iniciales and other cool links

Check out this great audio link of Los Sonidos Iniciales.  If your child(ren) hasn't been working on this version of los sonidos, now's a great time to start.  You can supplement with los Alfamigos; however, this version is more comprehensive.  Click here for down loadable chart on los sonidos chant.

(Disclaimer: The resources provided in this blog post were posted by a third party and is not the publisher).


ClicClicClic - Cuentos Interactivos, by far one of the best interactive Spanish reading websites! For the non-Spanish speaking parents, you may need a little help navigating through the site, but it worth the effort. The site is rich in visual art and creativity. - Whoo hoo, this is a fabulous website full of recommendations of Spanish books for children. We love this site, because it features literature that celebrates the Latino culture and not just books that are translated from another language into Spanish. We hope you like this site as much as we do! - This site hosts some short and basic educational activities for young Spanish learners.  Unfortunately, it only has four activities, but they are fun and worth doing a few times with your child(ren).  We'll keep searching for other sites like this one.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Alfamigos- Los Sonidos Iniciales

Hey DLP Parents- The kinder classes are working on the abecedario (alphabet) with the use of Alfamigos and los sonidos iniciales.  According to Literacy Connection, phonological awareness is a strong predictor of later reading success. Phonological awareness refers to the sensitivity to the sounds. This is important because in order to be able to sound out words for reading, children need to be able to hear the similarities and differences in words. 

Here's a link to the  Alfamigos flash cards (click here) that you can print out and use with your child(ren).

Also, here's a link to a Alfamigos video of an adult pronouncing the Alfamigos- it's a great resource for practicing with your child(ren).

Here's a video of sonidos iniciales.  We've placed both videos on the sidebar of the blog for easy access.