Language Activities for Young Hispanic Children: English and Spanish (#48013-IN)
Cristina Saldaña Illingworth
Ages 4 through 8. This book is designed to help speech-language
pathologists, parents, special education teachers, and other professionals
provide stimulating culturally and linguistically appropriate activities for
Hispanic children. The activities will be especially useful in programs for
students whose home language is primarily Spanish. The activities are designed
to stimulate the development of basic concepts and listening skills that are
critical for success in the early school grades. Each activity is included in
both English and Spanish.
The activities are divided into the following sections:
1. Learning Basic Concepts. The activities in this section strengthen
children's understanding and use of basic concepts relating to color, size,
shape, and quantity as they follow simple instructions. Familiar objects such as
crayons, scissors, and paper cut-outs are used in the activities.
2. Answering Questions. The activities in this section provide
opportunities for students to practice using language for a variety of purposes
as they answer questions that begin with who, what, where, when, and
3. Following Directions. The activities in this section strengthen
listening and auditory memory skills as students respond to verbal instructions
that include a variety of basic concepts.
4.Listening to Paragraphs. The activities in this section require the
child to comprehend and process spoken information contained within short
paragraphs. After listening to each paragraph, the child responds to questions
about what was said and retells the story in his/her own words. The student also
demonstrates comprehension by drawing a picture showing what he/she heard in the
5. Word, Sentence, and Number Repetition. The activities in this
section require the student to repeat words, sentences, and number sequences.
The activities build memory skills and help children to focus attention as they
process auditory stimuli that become progressively more difficult.
This book includes reproducible handouts in English and Spanish that can be
helpful to parents in their efforts to stimulate language development at home.
All of the worksheets in this book may be reproduced for use with students.
Language Activities for Young Hispanic Children