Fun Summer Vocabulary for Practice at Home

I always love to hear parents ask what they can be doing at home to practice Spanish with their student! Often times, the parents in our program don’t speak Spanish but still recognize the value of practicing at home.

In this life of free Apps, YouTube videos, and Podcasts, the entire world is at our fingertips. For me, however, there is nothing that can replace good, old-fashioned, human interaction.  Parents: have you tried learning and practicing Spanish with your child? Think of this as a fun new experience you can share with your kids! Not only will you be helping them practice their Spanish, but you can pick up some language yourself!

Below are a few fun vocabulary words that you can use this summer vacation. First, there are a couple of letters that I want to highlight. Click on the individual letters below for a guide to pronunciation:

  • All vowels: A, E, I, O, U

  • Letters D and T

  • Letter combination LL

  • Letter H

Using what you’ve just learned and practiced, apply Spanish pronunciation to the words below:

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 4.55.14 PM= el sol      Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 4.55.17 PM= la playa

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 4.55.21 PM= nadar       Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 4.55.24 PM= la paleta

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 4.55.26 PM = las gafas del sol        Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 4.55.29 PM= ¡Hace calor!

Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 4.55.32 PM= la toalla      Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 4.55.35 PM = la piscina

How’d you do? If your students already have some Spanish, try to use your new summer words in sentences! If not, try to use the word in Spanish when you spot something as you’re out and about.

For some more vocabulary fun, we also offer free vocabulary lessons at Sombrero Time’s YouTube channel using our curriculum and flashcards.  Click HERE for a free video vocabulary lesson on our “play” unit.

Challenge yourselves to recreate an immersive experience in your practice at home (even if it’s only for 5 minutes)!  For more ways to practice, see my last blog post “4 Things Students Of Any Age Can Be Doing This Summer.”

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