How to Learn Spanish for Kids

Instructor: Adam Nystrom

Adam owns a Master's degree in Professional and Digital Media Writing. During his time as a graduate assistant, he developed lesson plans for upper-level English courses.

Speaking Spanish is a great skill to learn, and your is a perfect time to get going. Take a look at this article to find some kid-friendly ways to start your studies in Spanish.

Starting with

Here at, you can begin your Spanish lessons with some very basic introductions to the language. Some of the lessons you can watch on video are listed below:

  • Basic Greetings: Learn how to introduce yourself to others around you. You can also find out how to ask people their names, and how they are doing on a given day. You might make some new friends with these!
  • Counting to 100: See and hear how numbers from 1 all the way to 100 are pronounced. Next time you answer a math problem, do it in Spanish to impress your teacher!
  • Basic Chores: Discover how to talk about laundry, dishes and other household jobs. Next time you don't feel like doing one, tell your parents in Spanish - maybe you'll get out of it!


This site has many different lessons, beginning with the alphabet in Spanish and slowly moving up. Each chapter also comes with printouts and coloring pages for you to work on while away from the computer, and you can even print worksheets to practice as well.

Spanish School Bus

Designed entirely for the iPhone and iPad, this free app makes learning Spanish as fun as it is easy. You'll start out with vocabulary lessons, move on to advanced topics like travel and verbs, and you can move through the lessons with games such as matching and quick choice. You'll unlock achievements for each completed lesson, and earn a certificate of completion when you finish everything.

PicPocket Books

These miniature audiobooks can be downloaded to any mobile device to take with you. All of the stories are read in Spanish, and the pictures included will make it easy for you to apply Spanish words to the right object or person. These stories are also a great way for you to improve your reading skills.

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