Thursday, October 6, 2016

ABC Flashcards {Free Printable}

Ever since we started buying ABC's cookies (a type of cookies very popular in the USA), the toddler showed interest in learning the letters. We would give him a couple of cookies and tell him: 'Look Monkey, this is a B for boat and a C for car'. And even though he is not even two right now, he happens to recognize quite a few letters. It's clearly too early to go any further, but he loves learning things and showing off in front of friends and family. He is such a character!

It also helped to have a little toy laptop and a toy tablet that Situ (Arabic for grandma) gave him, which teaches the letters, and one of his favorite books: Portland ABC's by John Skewes (a book from the 'Larry gets lost' series).

The problem came when he actually started relating the letter to the word that we told him. Ok, he first learned the letter M (obviously) for monkey/mono and it worked. But, in general, the Spanish and the English words don't start with the same letter. So, if Mama Monkey said: 'Esta es la P, de plátano'. He, afterwards, with his mouth stuffed with cookies, would grab a P and shout: 'Banana!' 

Thus, we started thinking of objects that he knows and that have the same inicial in both English and Spanish. And what objects does a toddler know best? His toys, of course! We have had a blast creating these Spanglish Alphabet Flashcards, originally for the little Monkeys, and now for all of you. You can download the file by clicking on the green link below. We hope you like them as much as we do!  

Spanglish Alphabet Flashcards

Desde que empezamos a comprar galletitas del abecedario (un tipo de galletas muy popular en los EEUU), el monete mayor mostraba interés por aprenderse las letras. Le dábamos un par de galletas y le decíamos: "Mira, monete, esta es la B de barco y esta la C de coche". Y, a pesar de que no ha cumplido los dos años, ya se sabe bastantes letras. Está claro que es muy pronto para ir más allá de eso, pero a él le encanta aprender cosas para hacerse el "chulito" delante de las visitas. Tiene una personalidad...

También ayudaron un portátil y una tablet de juguete que le regaló Situ (abuela en árabe) que enseñan el abecedario y uno de sus libro favoritos: Portland ABC's de John Skewes (un libro de la serie 'Larry gets lost').

El caso es que cuando empezó a relacionar la letra con las palabras, se armó un follón. Vale, primero se aprendió la M de mono/monkey (cómo no). Pero, en general, ésto no pasa y la misma palabra no empieza por la misma letra en inglés y en castellano. Así que Mamá Monkey le decía: "Esta es la P, de plátano" y luego él, poniéndose morado de galletas, encontraba una P y gritaba: "¡Banana!"

Por eso, empezamos a pensar objetos que él conoce y que empiezan con la misma letra en inglés y en castellano. ¿Y qué objeto conoce mejor un bebé? Pues, ¡sus juguetes! Nos lo hemos pasado genial preparando estas Tarjetas del Abecedario Spanglish, que en principio eran para los monetes y hoy compartimos con todos vosotros. Podéis descargar las tarjetas en el link de color verde de abajo. Esperamos que os gusten tanto como a nosotros.

Spanglish Alphabet Flashcards


31 Days of ABC - October 2016 |
After taking a break last year due to the arrival of Baby #3, we are back with one of my favorite series, the 31 Days of ABC! You can look forward to 31 more days of activities, crafts, books, apps, and more, all dedicated to teaching young children the alphabet. I am so happy to be working with an amazing group of kid bloggers, who will be sharing their amazing ideas with us in the coming days. And this year for the first year we are also adding a giveaway, so be sure to scroll to the end and enter for a chance to win! So join us as we jump, skip, hop, and read our way through the alphabet this October! Don't forget to follow our 31 Days of ABCs Pinterest board for even more great ABC ideas!

31 Days of ABC

Teaching the ABCs - October 1

All Done Monkey: Creating a Preschool Letter of the Week Curriculum

A - October 2

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails: Apple Scented Glitter Glue and Apple Craft

B - October 3

Witty Hoots: How to Make Fabulous Button Bookmarks

C - October 4

Preschool Powol Packets: Construction Truck Preschool Action Rhyme

D - October 5

ArtsyCraftsyMom: Printable Dinosaur Alphabet Sequencing Puzzle

E - October 6

Preschool Powol Packets: Elephant Art Project and Thailand Lesson

F - October 7

Spanglish Monkey: Spanish-English ABC Flashcards

G - October 8

Royal Baloo: Simple Ghost Painting Project

H - October 9

Peakle Pie: Hide and Seek

I - October 10

Look! We're Learning!: Insect Activities for Kids

J - October 11

All Done Monkey: Olmec Jaguar Craft

K - October 12

Preschool Powol Packets: I Am a Kite Action Rhyme for Preschool

L - October 13

Raising a Trilingual Child: Letter Learning with a Multilingual Twist

M - October 14

Creative World of Varya

N - October 15

Peakle Pie: Narwhal Fingerprint Pictures

O - October 16

For the Love of Spanish: O es de Oso

P - October 17

Little Hiccups

Q - October 18

All Done Monkey

R - October 19

Sugar, Spice & Glitter

S - October 20

Crafty Mama in ME

T - October 21

Discovering the World Through My Son's Eyes

U - October 22

Witty Hoots

V - October 23

Creative World of Varya

W - October 24

Creative World of Varya

X - October 25

All Done Monkey

Y - October 26

Our Daily Craft

Z - October 27

Discovering the World Through My Son's Eyes

123's - October 28

Hispanic Mama

Prewriting - October 29

Sugar Aunts

Books, Songs, & Apps - October 30

The Jenny Evolution

Alphabet Clip Cards - October 31

The Kindergarten Connection

Find more great resources in 31 Days of ABCs 2013 and 2014!


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  1. Love the idea and the flashcards! So cute! :)

  2. I love these! They solve a big problem, plus they are super cute!

    1. Thank you Leanna. Our Little Monkeys love them. Un abrazo

  3. ¡¡¡INFINITAS gracias!!! Yo soy chilena y mi esposo es estadounidense y eso me viene "de perilla" :)

    1. Me alegro, Johanna. Gracias a ti. Un abrazo