First Spanish Words
First Spanish Words will introduce your child to concepts including:
- Useful Phrases
- Fun Activities
- Words That Sound Similar in English and Spanish (Cognates)
This introductory course helps you teach your child Spanish vocabulary based on themes such as places, animals, food, the house, and fun activities. Your child will learn about unique aspects of the Spanish language, such as who speaks it, accent marks, cognates, grammatical gender, and useful phrases, through a mix of learning videos featuring the lovable alien Gooloo Gooloo and interactive activities.
By the end of this course’s 15 lessons, your child will have learned many common words and some of the elements that make the Spanish language special.
LESSON 1: PLACES I: WHERE YOU LIVE
Begin your child’s Spanish language journey with our lesson on vocabulary related to places! Your child will learn key words such as casa (house), ciudad (city), apartamento (apartment), pueblo (town), and edificio (building) that will help them understand and communicate effectively when talking about different locations.
LESSON 2: PLACES II: WHERE PETS LIVE
Continue your child’s journey toward fluency with our lesson on Spanish vocabulary related to pets. Your child will learn key words such as mascota (pet), afuera (outside), and adentro (inside) as well as the importance of accent marks in Spanish. They’ll understand how accent marks indicate where stress should be placed in a word, giving them the necessary skills to communicate effectively and speak Spanish with precision.
LESSON 3: PLACES III: AT THE POOL
Help your child make a splash with these Spanish vocabulary words related to the pool! Your child will learn key words such as agua (water), frente (in front), piscina (pool), and detrás (behind). Grab your swimsuits and let’s dive in!
LESSON 4: ANIMAL I: BIRDS (FEATHER FUN)
Help your child soar into the world of Spanish animal vocabulary with this fun and interactive lesson. Your child will learn key words such as pájaro (bird), dientes (teeth), and plumas (feathers) as well as how to use them in context.
LESSON 5: ANIMALS II: BLACK AND WHITE ANIMALS
Continue to explore the world of Spanish animal vocabulary with this lesson on black-and-white animals. Your child will learn key words such as cebra (zebra), blanco (white), pinguino (penguin), and negro (black) as well as the concept of cognates, words that sound a lot alike in Spanish and in English.
LESSON 6: ANIMALS III: FAST AND SLOW ANIMALS
Get your child ready to race into the world of Spanish animal vocabulary by learning key words such as tortuga (turtle), conejo (rabbit), lenta (slow), and rápido (fast) and how to use them in context. This lesson will help your child understand and appreciate the diversity of fast and slow animals.
LESSON 7: FOOD I: FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Your child will savor the world of Spanish vocabulary with this fun, interactive lesson on food. Your child will learn key words such as fruta (fruit), verdura (vegetable), zanahoria (carrot), cocina (kitchen), and papa (potato) and how to use them in context. This lesson will help your child develop Spanish communication skills.
LESSON 8: FOOD II: ITEMS IN YOUR LUNCHBOX
Pack your imagination and join Gooloo Gooloo on a culinary journey through the Spanish language on this fun and engaging lesson on food vocabulary! Your child will learn key words such as lonchera (lunchbox), uvas (grapes), tenedor (fork), cuchara (spoon), and tazón (bowl) and start understanding how to use them in context. This lesson will also encourage children to take notice of words ending with -a and -o.
LESSON 9: FOOD III: TASTY TREATS
Scoop up some fun with this interactive lesson on Spanish food vocabulary. Your child will learn key words such as hamburguesa (hamburger), helado (ice cream), and plato (plate) and start understanding how to use them in context.
LESSON 10: AROUND THE HOUSE I: YOUR BEDROOM
Help your child unlock the doors to Spanish home vocabulary with this lesson. Your child will learn key words such as habitación (bedroom), vestido (dress), armario (closet), and sombrero (hat) and start understanding how to use them in context. This lesson will give your child the necessary skills to help your child communicate when talking about home items and rooms.
LESSON 11: AROUND THE HOUSE II: IN THE BATHROOM
Your child can clean up their Spanish vocabulary with this lesson on things found in the bathroom. Your child will learn key words such as baño (bathroom), bañera (bathtub), pasta de dientes (toothpaste), cepillo de dientes (toothbrush), and toalla (towel) and understand how to use them in context. This lesson will continue to help develop your child’s Spanish communication skills.
LESSON 12: AROUND THE HOUSE III: IN THE LIVING ROOM
Explore more Spanish vocabulary around the home with this interactive and engaging lesson on things found in the living room! This lesson will continue to help your child practice and expand their Spanish vocabulary, with key words such as sala (living room), mesa (table), televisión (TV), and sofá (couch).
LESSON 13: PLAYTIME I: AT THE PLAYGROUND
Let the fun begin! Help your child take a playful approach to learning Spanish with our lesson on playground playtime. Your child will learn key vocabulary related to things they might enjoy or do in a park, such as patio de juegos (playground), trepar (climb), columpio (swing), and empujar (push). This fun and interactive lesson will help your child continue to build a foundation in Spanish vocabulary in an entertaining way.
LESSON 14: PLAYTIME II: FUN ON WHEELS
Get your child ready to learn, play, and make friends in this lesson on having fun in Spanish! This lesson will introduce your child to additional Spanish vocabulary, with key words such as peligroso (dangerous), casco (helmet), and seguro (safe). This lesson will encourage your child to understand that knowing a few simple phrases is helpful for talking to others and making friends.
LESSON 15: PLAYTIME III: AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY
Get ready to party en Español! In this lesson that’s all about having fun at a birthday party, your child will expand their Spanish vocabulary and practice speaking the language in context. From fiesta (party) to pastel (cake), velas (candles) to regalo (present), your child will learn the key vocabulary to join in the birthday bash. So grab a slice of pastel and celebrate!