We hope to offer you some easy tips to practice at home or on the go! Most are available to the general public, however, when you become a part of the Mariposas Family, we try our best to not only offer fun, quality classes and camps, but to also provide families with additional avenues to practice our Spanish lessons outside of the classroom. Below, you will find many ways you can experience the language and its culture. It is our hope that you will find one that works best for your family!
Mariposas Music in Spanish for Kids
Listen to our favorite songs at home! We have two albums, Cha Cha Cha! and our newest album Celebrando con Mariposas! (created by former member of Grupo Fantasma/current Black Pumas guitarist, Adrian Quesada). Both albums include some of the top favorites from our classes and are created and produced by local musicians with catchy Latin Rhythms!
Mariposas Curated Playlists and Podcast Episodes
Follow us on Spotify to listen to our Mariposas favorites. You will find specially curated playlists according to different genres, our favorite podcast episodes, and even some kids favorites.
Our Kids Spanish Apps!
We’ve teamed up with friends to create an interactive Montessori based Spanish APP. Spanish School Bus, recognized as top three Spanish APPS by Latina Magazine, goes through levels of basic vocabulary and includes games and music videos with some of our favorite songs. Now available: the next level- Verbos 2! And coming soon- Montessori Math!
Recommended Monthly Bilingual Events
Our monthly e-newsletter and website will both provide you with family friendly monthly bilingual/cultural events around town. It is wonderful that your child is taking Spanish, but experiencing the culture and hearing the language outside of class is of great importance as well. We are lucky to have so many opportunities in Austin.
Read books in Spanish!
We love the books that Cuentology offers for all levels. They are a local Austin business with great taste in books. Visit their site to pick up a book, and let them know we sent you!
Access our Teaching Materials! Visit out Teachers Pay Teacher’s page to access our Mariposas original posters, flashcards, and other resources. These materials are great when printed and will make a great educational addition to your home or learning spaces. Check back with our page frequently so you don’t miss any new uploads!
FabuLingua is a story-based language learning app that your child can enjoy independently. Beautiful interactive stories and fun games from storytellers across Spain and Latin America further develop language skills and reinforce in-class learning.
Parent Lesson Log In
This section of our website offers an easy way for parents to find and print out the lessons/vocabulary for the month. In the monthly lesson document, you will find the weekly vocabulary, the books we are reading, and suggestions for how to practice at home. In the parent log in area, you will also be able to download and listen to our song of the month.
About our lessons: Mariposas strives to provide current, exciting and engaging lessons to all our students thus we create each lesson based on the child’s interest and current events. We have a member on staff that creates our posters, flashcards and worksheets for curriculum. We are very proud of this and find that it makes a difference when teaching.
Be on the look out! Soon: Flashcards and posters will be available for purchase.