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Marnie’s Spanish 101: Months and Seasons

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Spanish for Kids – Español Para Niños

¡Hola Amigos! Welcome to our Spanish 101 blog series for kids! Here you’ll find a list of wonderful resources, book suggestions, activities and songs to help your little ones learn Spanish and have fun while doing it!   

In this week’s blog, we’re going to learn the Months and Seasons of the year in Spanish!  After learning and reviewing the vocabulary list below, try out some of the recommended activities to ensure the most language retention. 

Helping your kids learn a new language is more rewarding than you may realize.  Did you know that children who are introduced to a second language show greater cognitive development in mental flexibility, creativity, reasoning, and problem-solving?  Studies show that kids who study a foreign language also score higher on tests in reading, math, and language arts. So, what are we waiting for?   

Let’s get started! The vocabulary list below is an introduction to the Months in Spanish.  Take a moment to review them and sound them out, then watch a fun video and try to follow along and repeat the words as they are sung. 

 

Vocabulary: The Months – Los meses del año

Januaryenero (eh-nehroh)         

Februaryfebrero (feh-breh-roh)     

March – marzo (mahr-soh)    

April – abril (ah-breel)      

May – mayo (mah-yoh)    

June – junio (hoo-nyoh  

Julyjulio (hoo-lyoh)  

August – agosto (ah-gohstoh)  

Septemberseptiembre (sehp-tyehm-breh)  

Octoberoctubre (ohk-too-breh) 

Novembernoviembre (noh-byehm-breh)  

Decemberdiciembre (dee-syehm-breh)  

 

Learn a simple song that will help your children learn and remember the Months of the year in Spanish!  

Now let’s learn the Seasons of the year.  Watch a great video that will have you learning the seasons in no time. 

 

Vocabulary: The Seasons – Las estaciones 

Spring – La primavera 

Summer – El verano 

 Autumn/Fall – El otoño 

Winter – El invierno
 

Exercises to Learn Months & Seasons in Spanish 

Try incorporating these sentences and questions as you practice learning the months and seasons in Spanish. 

  • What’s today’s date? Today is _________.   
  • ¿Que día es hoy? Hoy es el _____de _____. 
  • e.g. Hoy es el 14 de julio 
  • My favorite season is _________.   
  • Mi estación favorita es el _________. 
  • When is your birthday? My birthday is in _________.    
  • ¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? Mi cumpleaños es en _________.
      

Recommended titles:
 

(El) Libro de las estaciones/A book of seasons by Alice Provensen
 

  • A great Spanish/English title of the changing seasons with illustrations that will help children easily understand.
    Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
    Available for Curbside Pickup 

 
All About the Seasons / Las Estaciones by by Joanne Randolph 

  • This bilingual title is full of rhyming verses and colorful photos that will simplify how readers learn about the seasons.
    Grade Level: Kindergarten2
    Available from Hoopla 

A Perfect Season for Dreaming by Benjamin Alire Saenz, Esau Andrade Valencia 

  • This title is a little more advanced, but a great read-aloud.  The beautiful paintings and lyrical sentences make this book an enjoyable read for children of all ages.
    Available from Hoopla 

Spring Is Here/Llego La Primavera by Taro Gomi

  • With simple but bright illustrations, children can follow the four seasons around the year.
    Grade Level: Preschool7
    Available for Curbside Pickup 

 

Thank you so much for exploring this week’s Spanish 101 for Kids blog!  I hope you enjoyed learning the months and seasons in Spanish.  We’ll see you next week for some fun Spanish lessons, books and activities!   

¡Hasta La Vista!  

-Marnie