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Marnie’s Spanish 101: Exercise!

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños

¡Hola y Bienvenidos! Welcome to the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find some wonderful resources, book suggestions and activities to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it!   

If your New Year’s Resolutions include getting your family fit and learning a new language, then this week’s blog is perfect for you! This week, we’re going to learn some commonly used words in Spanish to get you moving and grooving! Once you’ve watched a fun video and practiced the vocabulary, please be sure to check out some of the recommended titles the library can offer.

Watch the video below to learn some common Spanish words to get you moving! 


Exercise – ejercicio (ehhehrseesyoh) 

Move – muévete (muhehvehte) 

Body – cuerpo (kwehrpoh) 

Move your body – Mueve tu cuerpo (mohehveh too kwehr-poh) 

Jump – salta (sahltah) 

Up – arriba (ahrreebah) 

Down  abajo (ahbahhoh) 

Lift – levanta (lehbahntahr) 

Lower – baja (bahhah) 

Turn around – da la vuelta (dah lah bwehltah) 

Walk – camina (kahmeenah) 

Run – corre (kohrreh) 

Dance – baila (baylah) 

Stretch – Estira (ehsteerah) 

Breath – Respira (rrehspeerah) 


Let’s Practice! 

Lift your arms – Levanta las manos 

Lower your arms – Baja las manos 

Stretch your legs – Estira tus piernas 

Bend down and touch your toes – Tócate los dedos del pie 

Jump 10 times – Salta diez veces 

Dance to the music! – ¡Baila con la música! 


Marnie’s Spanish 101: The Body – If you’d like to review the Spanish words for some of the parts of the body, be sure to check out this blog. 

Suggested Reading Available from Hoopla:     

Exercise by Vanessa Black (in English) Check out the English and Spanish versions of this title to not only teach your kids new words, but also teach them the importance of exercising and staying active! Ejercicio por Vanessa Black (in Spanish)  

¡Muévete!/Get Moving! by Mari Schuh: A great bilingual audiobook that will demonstrate correct pronunciation while helping kids learn ways to get moving. 

Let’s Jump Rope / Vamos A Saltar A La Cuerda by Andrew Law 
Enjoy an afternoon of playing outside with friendsThis bilingual book helps readers learn new Spanish words while connecting them to the pictures while showing how much fun jumping rope with friends can be. 

Moverse! (Let’s Move!) This bilingual book uses colorful images and simple text to show young readers things that move and things that don’t, helping them practice the words through repetition. 

Keeping Fit From A to Z/Mantente En Forma De La A A La Z 

Introduce your young readers to this bilingual alphabet book filled with tons of colorful pictures depicting the many ways kids can stay physically active. Available in Print Format 


Would you like to learn more Spanish or are interested in exploring other languages? Be sure to check out the free language learning resources the library offers! 


Thank you so much for exploring this week’s Spanish 101 for Kids blog! I hope this week’s topic inspires you to stay healthy and reach your goals this year We’ll see you next time for more fun Spanish lessonsgreat books and fun activities. 

¡Hasta Luego!  



Marnie is the Austintown Unit Assistant Supervisor & Youth Services Team Leader. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in northeast Ohio where she loved going to the library so much that she knew it was the career for her. When she’s not reading whatever she can get her hands on, she can be found trying new recipes, going for a hike or enjoying a good movie.