Funny how in Florida we are AMAZED when there’s ice on the windshield in the morning! Such was the case this morning when I left to drive my daughter to her carpool spot. I love it when it turns cold here in Tampa – even if for just a short while – you feel as if there truly ARE four seasons.
That’s what this week’s Boca Beth bilingual lesson fun for toddlers, preschoolers and even early elementary aged school children is all about. Learning the four seasons of the year in two languages will add to your child’s vocabulary, increase their cognitive development, and – simply put – make them smarter!
I suggest playing my Boca Beth bilingual kids’ song about the months of the year – found on this CD – as you point to each word on this months of the year chart in Spanish. Find the corresponding English months online and simply print them out and paste the month of the year in English next to its partner in Spanish for the visual learner!
Follow this link for an audio lesson on the months of the year – how to say them in Spanish. There are also printables on this site.
This link will provide you with another, more kid-friendly way, to introduce the Spanish months of the year. Have fun!
Of course, my friends over at OnLineFreeSpanish.com have fantastic resources for bilingual learning fun for your children 24/7. Click here to find their assistance with learning the months of the year in both English and Spanish.
Take note that most people do not capitalize the first letter of the Spanish months of the year. That is something I was reminded of 20 years after having lived in Chile. Most Spanish publishers, authors, and experts agree that the days of the week, months of the year, book titles (except the first word), and more are not capitalized in the Spanish language! (Strange for us English-speaking folks!)
Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!