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Engaging the Imagination Through the Senses in Your Preschool and Elementary Spanish Class – Part 2

We continue with our series on engaging the imagination through the senses. In this post: FEEL

You can give students the experience of feeling the language in so many ways. For example, during calendar activities, when asking the question, “¿Qué tiempo hace?,” you can open the window so students can feel the weather. Saying “Hace frío y hace viento,” gives context and meaning to the experience. You can also bring in relevant objects to the lesson that students can pass around and touch. When teaching clothing, for example, you can provide a bag of clothes for students to try on during the activity. When teaching Limpio y sucio in Sonrisas Level I, you can have students rub cloth in the mud to experience the feel of “dirty” in contrast to the feel of “clean.” In each lesson, you can ask yourself, “How can I give my students the experience of ‘feeling’ the language?”

Sonrisas Spanish Schoolcreates, publishes, and sells preschool and elementary Spanish curriculum and Spanish music for children. The Sonrisas Spanish School Curriculum can be used to teach Spanish to children at the preschool and elementary level, as well as home school Spanish. The Sonrisas Curriculum consists of fun, effective, standards-based lessons for the most effective language-learning experience for kids—one based on human-to-human interaction.

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