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Trabalenguals or twist your tongue…Learn spanish and practice pronunciation with a fun activity.

Twist your tongue or traba tu lengua with a trabalengua a tongue twister, you can do it and so can your kids!

A fun way to learn spanish and practice pronunciation is with a tricky rhyme or tongue twisters, un trabalenguas. Not only will this be a very engaging and fun activity for children but it has many long term benefits such as;

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Practice Spanish, listening skills and focus with a tongue twister.


  • Stimulates memory
  • Strengthens listening perception
  • Builds focus and concentration
  • Improves pronunciation and articulation
  • Boosts confidence

Make sure you start slowly, and remember to repeat many times. Don’t worry about making mistakes because everyone makes mistakes, it’s part of the fun.



You will have fond memories of these rhymes for years to come and so will your students or children.

These are some of the trabalenguas I remember from my childhood.

Tres tristes tigres tragaban trigo en un trigal en tres tristes trastos.
En tres tristes trastos tragaban trigo tres tristes tigres.

R con r cigarro,
r con r barril,
rápido ruedan los carros, 
cargados de azúcar del ferrocarril.

Cómpadre, cómpreme un coco,
cómpadre, no compro coco
porque como poco coco como
poco coco compro.

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Not just a field trip! Kid field trips, develop critical thinking and practice Spanish.

A factory tour is a powerful teaching tool.

We love field trips! How about taking your child or students on a factory tour so that they see first-hand how things are made.  This is a great way to explore and teach about the world and new subjects in Spanish such as aviones, (airplanes), máquinas (machines), el periódico (news paper). Before you pack up your bags and head out the door, have your child or student write, color and have little lesson and preparation for the field trip you are about to take.

  • What questions do they have?
  • What vocabulary can you introduce?
  • Use material such as a coloring sheets like el helicóptero

After the trip you will have amazing fun conversation about what they learned and what they found most interesting. Help your students develop those critical thinking skills.

Here are some interesting and exciting  tours we found in a few states:


Boeing Commercial Airplane

The Boeing Everett factory tours are conducted to showcase The Boeing Company and the Everett product line, the 747, 767, 777 and soon 787. As part of the tour, visitors walk through part of the largest building in the world by volume (472,000,000 cubic feet). On the Boeing flight line, visitors see airplanes in various stages of assembly, manufacture and flight test for airline customers around the world.

Seattle Times Newspaper

The tour includes following the newspapers “hot off the press” through our packaging center and out the door to the trucks. One of the most popular parts of the tour is watching the robots pick up enormous rolls of newsprint and move them to the press.

Theo Chocolate Factory

On our factory tours, we entertain you with the story of cocoa, including the extraordinary transformation of the cocoa fruit into what we know and love as chocolate!


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La Maquinaria at Theo Chocolate Factory.


San Francisco, AT&T Park

It’s the ballpark where home runs can be “splash hits.” Where the breathtaking Bay view’s rival the action on the field. On your behind-the-scenes ballpark tour of sensational AT&T Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants, you will get to go places only the players and staff go.

Corona, CA Fender Musical Corp.

Experience more than 8,000 square feet of exhibits featuring hundreds of instruments, amps, photos, historical artifacts, interactive displays and more that give guests from all over the world a fascinating, educational and unforgettable firsthand look at the entire Fender story from 1946 to today.


Fort Worth, Texas Motor Speedway

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! Take the green flag for a high-speed visit to one of the world’s largest and most modern sports and entertainment facilities, Texas Motor Speedway.

New York

NY, Metropolitan Opera Guild

90-minute Backstage Tours explore the creation of an opera production, guiding visitors through the shops where artisans work on the sets, costumes, and wigs, and includes the rehearsal facilities, dressing rooms, 10-story backstage complex, and the auditorium. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals, families and groups to see what goes on behind the scenes of a major production

You can find  more tours and check what is available in your neck of the woods at: http://factorytoursusa.com/


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Amazing Moms & Talented Tots

Last week we celebrated Mother’s Day at our school. Each classroom prepared a little performance for their moms. Children sang a couple of songs and made really cute and wearable necklaces as gifts. I also heard and purposely read a few stories about motherhood and what moms think about their children. It is fascinating to me to hear stories about inspiring sacrifices and silly joys – but also about the disappointments of motherhood.

I believe that each mother has the right to be the mother that she is meant to be and that we, the children, learn how to love, understand, forgive, and honor our mother for the lessons that she has chosen to give us.

That said, check out our beautiful and very wearable necklaces. Children as young as 2.5 can make them, I promise!

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