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Semillitas de aprendizaje

| Posted in ICT, ideas, languages, primary languages, songs, spanish

Thanks to a lovely FLA (foreign language assistant) who attended my course yesterday I’ve discovered Semillitas de Aprendizaje. And I love it!

Semillitas de aprendizaje (little seeds of learning) is part of RiF (Reading is Fundamental), a non profit organisation with the aim of nurturing a love of books and a rise in literacy across America.

Our vision is a literate America in which all children have access to books and discover the joys and value of reading.

To motivate young children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8.


Semillitas de aprendizaje is a bilingual site – in English and Spanish – aimed at children 0-5 years old and their parents. It’s full of games, stories, songs, rhymes and activities in two sections – 0-36 meses and 3-5 años.

Favourites so far include

Explorar where you can find out about animals in short clips with simple notes down the side

Juegos digitales which doesn’t mean digital games but finger rhymes! Particularly like the fact that the girl presenting them isn’t a’professional’ singer – much more appealing. My favourite is Las ruedas en el bus.

Cuentos – some very simple stories – particularly like La mascota perfecta (link to Querido Zoo?) and No me quiero bañar – a common cry in many homes!

Rimas infantiles is also a great section with lots of rhymes – and they’re read to you so you get the right rhythm which can be a bit of a problem.

Some lovely things to see and do on the site – also has pictures to download and colour (love the animals!)

And the adults section gives advice on good books, activities that you can do with your children and also general advice.

So, thanks for the tip off! I love it when other people share things with me!

2 thoughts on “Semillitas de aprendizaje”

  1. Marta says:

    Thank you for featuring this. It was a great project, but it seems that the Reading Fundamental website features only some components now of the program. This link will take you to RIF’s Spanish-language resources: and from there, you can still access some of the finger plays,

    Unfortunately, the Spanish-language resources on the RIF website have been completely scaled back. There used to be nursery rhymes, short books, short films, more finger plays and a beautiful introduction to the Semillitas de aprendizaje site. There was also ‘La casita’ that had an interactive component and games for children–sadly, this is also gone.

    1. lisibo says:

      That’s really sad 🙁 Thanks for the link to the remaining resources.
      Lisa x

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