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

There are many opportunities for you to activate strong audio-sensory experiences in your preschool and elementary Spanish lessons. When teaching the lesson Yo veo in Sonrisas Level I, for example, you can say to your students, “¡Escuchen!” When everyone’s quiet, you can make your best monkey sound and exclaim, “¡El mono! Vamos a encontrar el mono!” Throughout the classroom, you can tape pictures of plants and animals that live in a Costa Rican rainforest. You can then ask,”¿Dónde está el mono?,” and then hand each student More >

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 More >