Many bilingual and dual language teachers are scrambling to create accessible education online for their students. There are also many parents looking for Spanish language education options online.
Educators and parents alike are concerned that their bilingual children will not have access to books in Spanish. Also, many fear that their Spanish language skills will diminish if they are unable to stay immersion in the classroom in the upcoming months.
Below is a list of some channels on YouTube that have multiple read alouds in Spanish that would appear to Kindergarten, first and second-grade students in Spanish immersion, bilingual and dual-language classrooms.
3. A Jugar
5. Scholastic Storybook Treasures
6. Cuentacuentos Beatriz Montero
Other Resources for Books in Spanish:
During this time, many businesses are providing free trails to resources that usually cost a small monthly fee (under $10/month). These websites have books available in Spanish for children. Check them out and see if you can start a free trial or ask your child’s teacher if the school can provide access to them.
- GetEpic.com has a wide variety of books in Spanish (and English) for children under the age of 12. Many are audiobooks so students can listen to someone read the story to them. There are also educational videos on various topics.
- RazKids has leveled readers in Spanish. Your child’s school may have access to this program. Great for emergent readers in Spanish (and English)
- Tumblebooks has audiobooks in Spanish and English.– A free trial is available and you may be able to access this website through your local libraries website.
- Amazon Audible’s Children’s Books are free right now while schools are closed.
If you are a bilingual educator, try doing a live read aloud on Zoom or in Google Classroom. This is a great way to continue to maintain your classroom community even from a distance.
Did we miss any of your favorites YouTube channels or sites to read or listen to books in Spanish? Let us know and we will add them to the list.
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