We have found the resources below to be valuable in encouraging our children’s Spanish language and literacy skills:


Individual songs from these albums are suggested throughout our curriculum. Buy the entire album or check out iTunes to buy the individual songs for each lesson.



   Lirica infantil (several volumes) por José Luis Orozco






Cantarima: Canciones tradicionales





Latin Playground





¡A bailar! by Jorge Anaya





Grupo Encanto: Cantajuego (several volumes)





Todobebe Canticuentos





Cedarmont Niños





Español para principiantes



Toys – Bilingual/Spanish


Magnetic letters

Works well for early writing exercises (the “moveable alphabet” of Montessori literacy instruction).



Bilingual Musical table

A great start for your youngest bilingual baby. Baby learns Spanish (or English) opposites and key vocabulary through pushing & pulling, opening & closing, pressing & sliding activities.



Bilingual drum

Listen to and practice ABCs in Spanish (or English) while making music, too!




Infantino ABC Discovery Apple

Practice letter sounds, letter naming or alphabetical order through fun games. Choose English or Spanish language. (Product claims ages 18 months and up, but it was better suited for our 3-year-old than our 18-month-old.)


Toys – Montessori style


Step 2 Water and Sand Table

A sturdy, preschooler-sized sensory table. Great for Bilingual Preschooler learning activities such as la búsqueda sensorial o la caja sensorial – or just for simple PLAY.



Wooden blocks

As the product description says: “Wooden blocks offer children endless ways to exercise their imagination as they improve their hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills.”


Melissa & Doug – almost anything!



Art Easel




“Tangrams” (Pattern blocks)





“Lace & Trace”


plus wooden puzzles, wooden stringing beads, musical instruments……

Technology – Apps

First Words Spanish – Spanish letter recognition and spelling game that also builds vocabulary and reading skills.


*Specific book titles are recommended in each Las lecciones de la tetra (Letter Lesson Plans). The suggested books can be purchased from one of the following publishers:

Arco Iris (Lee&Low)

me+mi publishing

Cinco Puntos Press

Capstone Classroom


Editorial Everest


Other book-buying sites


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