This is one announcement that has us incredibly excited and hopeful that the mission we’ve all embarked in together to teach Spanish to our children is being taken seriously by those companies we rely on for educational and entertainment resources for them.
We’re thrilled to be PBS KIDS Parent Ambassadors and be able to break the news to you that they just announced more than 25 PBS KIDS games are now available in Spanish. Join the Cat in the Hat, Curious George and Sid the Science Kid for fun games and stickers en español. ¡Qué emoción!
Kids can now play games from their favorite shows in Spanish; the games from each series are grouped into collections that are all linked by a common theme and math curriculum. The collections of games now in Spanish include:
Curious George – Busy Day (16 games)
Join George on his very busy day as he learns about numbers and counting and is introduced to addition and subtraction.
Sid the Science Kid – Sid’s Super Fab Lab: Science Fair (9 games)
Check out the science fair displays with Sid and his friends, and play games that involve measuring (temperature, weight, and size), sorting, symmetry, addition, and finding patterns.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! – Cat’s Math Safari(2 games)
Help the Cat in the Hat collect the missing pages of his Animal Safari Book. You’ll have to use shape recognition and spatial skills, counting and measurement.
The games are all enhanced with researched-based improvements to level selection and instructions. ESL students or children learning Spanish will learn math skills that will benefit them not only at home, but also in the classroom. The games are part of the Ready To Learn Initiative, an early learning project of PBS KIDS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support the development of early math and literacy skills in children ages 2-8, especially those from low-income families.
You can check out all of PBS KIDS online games in Spanish HERE. Additional games in Spanish are also available there, including Spanish language-learning games from web-original series Oh Noah! and Maya and Miguel.
We’d love to know if you and your niños check out the games and share with us which one is their (and your) favorite! Let us know with a comment below or tweet us @SpanglishBaby with the hashtag #bilingualkids.