Here's an article that does a great job explaining some of the similarities and differences in literacy instruction depending on the language. It also suggests the following activities you can do at home to complement your child's language instruction (list from ¡Colorín Colorado!):
Learning at Home: Tips for Parents
- Create small places at home where your child can study, read and play. Areas set aside for learning and play are important for your child's development.
- Stock the study area with books, pencils, pens, and paper. Encourage your child to read and then write stories using Spanish.
- Have a play area where there are opportunities to play with materials. Provide labels for the materials (e.g., plastelina [clay], bloques [blocks], computadora [computer], rompecabezas [puzzles]).
- Read aloud to your child in Spanish to help build vocabulary and comprehension skills.
- Provide opportunities to talk to your child about the world around him. Talk about things at the supermarket, during walks, or things you are doing as you cook or clean.
Read the full article and even more tips at the ¡Colorín Colorado! website:
Early Literacy Instruction in Spanish: Teaching the Beginning Reader»
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