Spanish Curriculum for Elementary K-5

About the Program

Our curriculum has been used in schools since 1998. Thousands of students have acquired their Spanish skills and love for the language through Risas y Sonrisas.

Students play Risas y Sonrisas Spanish games in class
  • At Risas y Sonrisas we have always been committed to bring a positive experience to children who are being introduced to Spanish. This is essential to promote a future love for the language.

    Our program incorporates extensive vocabulary, introduced with original songs, games, creative colorful visuals, movement, ASL. activity workbooks, and interactive online resources. Students become familiar “by ear” with the sounds and common language structures of Spanish by rehearsing practical conversations, through role-play and reading theatre. We ensure that the program repeats the same content in a variety of ways to engage all students in their preferred learning style.

  • Beautiful full color posters
    Featuring original songs, games, creative and colorful visuals, movement, American Sign Language, skits, activity workbooks, and multimedia resources
  • Cognate words are used throughout the program, giving students an additional set of Spanish vocabulary very similar to words they already know in English and build their confidence in the language.

    Risas y Sonrisas is appropriate for different age groups and levels. Emerging readers benefit from the attractive pictures, age-appropriate games, catchy songs, ASL, and commonly-used phrases. Older students enjoy the same activities, but their reading ability allows them to experience the full program including playing more complex games and building picture sentences.

  • Memory Game
    Risas y Sonrisas engages each student in his or her preferred learning style. Learning a new language requires practice… Make it fun!
  • We accommodate the need of students in a classroom or individual setting by offering two main packages: School and Homeschool Programs.

    The Interactive Online Program is a great complement to practice what was learned in class at home or school and it’s included in both, the School and Homeschool programs. If extra materials from the ones included in the programs want to be added, they can also be purchased separately.

    Like most foreign language programs that use technology, Risas y Sonrisas includes audio, illustrations, and video that demonstrates the correct pronunciation of words and phrases. Any kind of instructor can use these tools to lead activities, sing songs, and play games right along with their students. In the case of a Homeschool setting, Spanish is not necessary to lead students!

    We’ve been in business for over 20 years with the driving focus of developing unique tools to help teachers achieve what they thought was unachievable!

  • Homeschool Spanish for Kids
    Basic grammar concepts are introduced with creative visual aids, associations, and color-coded words that make the concepts easier to understand.
  • Like most foreign language programs that use technology, Risas y Sonrisas includes audio, illustrations, and video that demonstrates the correct pronunciation of words and phrases. Any kind of instructor can use these tools to lead activities, sing songs, and play games right along with their students. In the case of a Homeschool setting, Spanish is not necessary to lead students!

    We’ve been in business for over 20 years with the driving focus of developing unique tools to help teachers achieve what they thought was unachievable!

  • Picture Sentences
    Students are able to build picture sentences in the present, past, and future tenses, and incorporate these sentences in practical conversation.

     

    Flyswatter Game
    The songs and games teach and reinforce vocabulary while Q&As and skits place them into a
    conversational context.

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