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Internet Resources for Spanish-Language Storytimes

Fingerplays and Songs


Diversión con juegos de mano
From the Washington County Library in Oregon, videos of librarians performing songs and fingerplays in Spanish.
Spanish Fingerplays
Lots of fingerplays, crafts, and other activities.
Storytime Videos
Songs, fingerplays, and flannel board stories, in English first, then Spanish. From the Anaheim Public Library.
StoryBlocks
From Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, videos of songs and rhymes performed in Spanish.
Spanish Fingerplays and songs
From the King County Library System, videos of Spanish-language fingerplays and songs.
Toobys Español
Cute animated videos of children’s songs in Spanish
Quiainfantil
More cute animated videos of children’s songs in Spanish.
El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros
Rhymes and songs in Spanish and English to celebrate “El Día de los Niños”
Rockalingua
Rockalingua –fun videos of children’s learning songs in Spanish.

Storytime Ideas


Bilingual Storytimes
Bilingual Storytimes for Gringoes – a presentation from the 2009 Utah Library Association Conference
Bilingual Storytime Selections
Ideas for good read-aloud books for bilingual storytimes, from School Library Journal
Bilingual Storytime Ideas: Mixed Ages
Read-aloud books in Spanish with program ideas, from the Idaho Commission for Libraries
¡Es divertido hablar dos idiomas!
¡Es divertido hablar dos idiomas! It’s fun to speak two languages! A blog dedicated to bilingual storytime, with ideas for programs, fingerplays, rhymes, and more.
Amazing Spanish Language Storytime Outlines
Amazing Spanish Storytime outlines – complete plans for eleven Spanish-language storytimes created by David Bird at the Kearns Library in the Salt Lake County Library system.
Dígame un cuento / Tell Me A Story
From the Texas State Library, a page with ideas for bilingual storytimes for toddlers, preschoolers, and families.