Hello World Spanish hosts a huge set of Spanish games designed for children and the way that children learn. Immersion seems to be the key! There are more than 700 free Spanish games and activities including songs, cultural items. conversations and step by step lessons. The supplied free Spanish dictionary is useful too! All of the words and phrases heard by the children playing the games are spoken by native Spanish speakers.
Regarding the activities, they say:
“The language learning activities at Hello-World are especially for children and the way children learn.
Every activity must be educationally sound and engage the children. Research shows that children learn best when they are having fun.
We use Cognitive Immersion. Immersion works! It’s how kids learn their first language. In every activity, the child will hear sounds to match what they do and see.” (Hello World Spanish)
The step by step lessons include salutations, the alphabet, numbers, colours, the family, bingo games, puzzles, spelling games, tic tac toe, school, clothes, the time, directions, the calendar, animals and more. There are also free Flash cards and word sheets.
In the Animals section there are conversation games such as, What is that animal? There are matching games, science games and jungle, forest and ocean animals puzzles. For farm animals and small animals there are memory games. The selection of activities to help learn and reinforce the vocabulary is really good.
The Hello World Spanish activities would be useful as homework or its support if not actually used in class.