As we continue to learn parts of the body vocabulary in Spanish, we will also begin to learn how to form commands in Spanish. We'll be playing "Simon Dice..." (Simon Says...) to practice various commands like "Toca" (Touch), "Siéntate" (Sit), "Levántate" (Stand), "Brinca" (Jump), etc. We will also learn how to give negative commands and we will compare how the two forms are different: "No toques" (Don't touch), "No brinques," etc.
We are discovering that the songs the students learned for the Extravaganza de Español contain a lot of the vocabulary and grammatical structures that we are learning now. Knowing these songs helps the students to learn these new concepts so much faster! The opening song, "Hola, Hola Para Ti" has lots of body part vocabulary in it: "manos," "pies," "dedos," and "cuerpo." The 3rd grade and 5th grade songs have lots of commands in them.
Try reviewing by playing the games on this website this week. Once your student feels comfortable with the vocabulary, try pointing to various body parts and see if your child can say the name in Spanish! The more practice, the better!