Here is a list of my Top 10 children’s TV programs in Spanish. Some are original productions and others with voice-overs. Either way many episodes can be found on You Tube and keep children entertained for hours.
- Pocoyo – simple cartoon with Pocoyo, Eli & Pato. (Joint production UK/Spain)
- Bo en acción – from the original Bo on the Go (voice over)
- Salsa – Latin American puppet show.
- Topa & Muni – lots of short clips with songs. (Disney Jr. Latin America)
- Jake y las Piratas de Nunca Jamás – from the original Jake & The Pirates (voice over)
- Plaza Sesamo – Latin American version of Sesame Street. (voice over)
- Scooby Doo – from the original Scooby Doo (voice over)
- Patito Feo – childrens TV series aired in Argentina.
- Las tres mellizas – cartoons with triplets as the protagonists (Spain)
- Pequeños Gigantes– childrens talent show (Spain)
While watching TV in a different language children are being exposed to a whole new world and lots of new vocabulary – they are indeed, unknowingly “learning” a new language. With a little planning by us we can assist their learning by preparing activities related to the programs they have been watching. Eg. printing a colouring-in sheet of Pocoyo and saying the colours in Spanish!
Do you watch any of these programms with your child? Are there any that you watch that I haven’t included in my Top 10? Comment below and let me know what you think!