Life in the Times of Coronavirus: Day 2

Hola Entre Dos Community!

As we mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, we want to be a resource to you during these unprecedented times. We will be posting resources we find interesting to help you keep your kids engaged – and practicing their language – while they’re at home. Our goal is to post daily but we’re taking it day by day.

An upside of all of this is that people are being very creative and generous with their talents, offering virtual story times, concerts, classes, and more. Here’s what we’re loving today.

COVID-19 Explainers

Talking to your kids about the virus may help them process what is happening.

COVIBOOK – Colombian psychologist and play therapist, Manuela Molina created a book to explain the virus to kids and to gauge the feelings they may be experiencing as a result. You can view the PDF in Spanish here. Other languages are available for download on this page.

El Coronavirus explicado para niños – Colombian newspaper El Espectador published this comic-format explainer.


Building in time to play outdoors and keep your body moving is important. Yoga will get you moving and breathing to release feelings of stress and anxiety.

YOGIC – Through capsule videos (5 minutes or less), this argentinean duo teaches kids yoga through play. Bonus: it’s in Spanish!

Yoga para Niños by Smile and Learn Español – Playlist of short yoga videos. for kids.

Virtual Story Times, Shows & Classes

VeoLeo – Our friends at VeoLeo are hosting a Spanish storytime on Instagram Live tomorrow, March 18 at 10:30 a.m. EST. If you can’t make it, it’ll be available on their YouTube channel later in the day.

Títeres para la Cuarentena (Puppets for Quaratine) – Los Titereteros de Bienfar, a children’s theater and puppet show from Spain is doing live shows for kids at home. Their first video is on YouTube here, but follow them on Facebook for live shows daily.

Low Tech Activities

Source: Daniela Martagón

Actividades y descargables para niños que dan mucho juego – Activities and downloads for children by Mexican artist and illustrator, Daniela Martagón.

Construir un personaje: Un juego de escritura y otros recursos para contar historias – We’re big fans of the children’s lit blog, Linternas & Bosques. Particularly for older kids, this writing exercise is a wonderful activity to keep them engaged and learning.

Playlists & Podcasts

Allegro Mágico: Música Clásica para Niños – This podcast teaches kids and families about classical music and composers. They launched a mini-season for the quarantine.

Lo leemos así: Lecturas de álbumes en voz alta – Favorite kids stories read out loud in Spanish. An English playlist is also available.