Once your child is ready, try out the Spanish Cross-Curricular Subjects and Other Fun Stuff. Your child might be ready very early on. Watching other kids speak a different language and have fun can help motivate children to want to learn a foreign language. There’s no need to watch any longer than a child is interested.
SPANISH CROSS-CURRICULAR SUBJECTS AND OTHER FUN STUFF
National Geographic is published in many different languages. From the USA website you can select the country you would like. At the time of this writing it’s a dropdown menu in the top right corner of the website.
A very popular lifestyle magazine that has been around for many years. You can find Elle magazine in many languages. I will list some of them here. If you don’t see the language listed here, try an internet search for it. Elle Magazine in Spanish.
This is a YouTube channel with videos covering a wide variety of subjects. It is intended to educate Spanish-speakers who live in America. There are so many videos, but you can view playlists to sort them into subjects such as history, math, medicine, art, biology, philosophy, and Spanish language for Spanish speakers. Parents should be aware that there are videos on bulimia and anorexia.
GUGGENHEIM BILBAO App. Available for Apple devices. You can take a virtual visit to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. There are photos of the exhibits, an interactive floorplan, and a history of the museum.
“Free-to-Air” TV. You buy and install the satellite and receiver setup. After that, you can tune in to many foreign language channels broadcast from other countries. There is no monthly fee.
Here is an explanation: It Still Works.
The FTA List website has many tv channels, radio channels and podcasts produced by native speakers, for native speakers. You can search by language. Galaxy 19
and Galaxy 3c are two major channels. You can watch some of the channels via the internet.
YouTube cooking show with lots of different food. This has a lot of videos with English, too, so might be a good intro for an intermediate student trying to get started with understanding more Spanish.
This website has planned activities where students use websites from other countries to explore Baroque art. There are four levels. Level A is designed for younger students. French, Italian, and Spanish.
A YouTube channel for learning to draw and do other art. The speaker usually speaks clearly, and the pace is slow for a Spanish speaker. He describes what he’s doing, so you get a lot of vocabulary. The speaker has a lot of artistic talent.
A YouTube Channel with film reviews in Spanish. As with all YouTube Channels, preview before letting your child watch.
AtoZMapsOnline has historical maps, written in other languages. I’m able to access the website for free by logging in with my library card information. Check your own local library to see if they have a library membership.
A YouTube channel on gaming. There is cursing and some content that you will want to make sure your child is ready for. Similar to a Spanish version of Robazz, if you’re familiar with that YouTube Channel.