Publications

Literacy materials inspired by and created for our students

In our continuous effort to foment a love of reading and support our young students in their literacy journey, ChiCeLaCu! is pleased to announce the creation of the first of many publications to come. This effort  builds upon  decades of direct classroom experience and is motivated by a sincere desire to provide our students with materials that will support early literacy and inspire an appreciation and love for classic Latin American literature.

Silabario Fonético Vol. 1

The first of a 3 volume series, it is designed to support children early on in their literacy journey. The series is recommended for children in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade (ages 4-7) and is intended to support early literacy development by focusing on the phonetic sounds of the letters in Spanish. Silabario Fonetico Vol. 1 presents the vowels and the consonants m, p, n, ñ, s, l, ll, d, and t. Children will move quickly and seamlessly through activities and gain the confidence to advance to the more differentiated and complex letters and sounds in Volumes 2 and 3. Also important to note is that Silabario Fonetico Vol.1 integrates cursive letters so that from the beginning, students learn to read and write both in print and cursive. This volume is accompanied by a workbook of writing exercises where students practice the letters presented in Silabario Fonetico Vol.1.

Silabario Fonético Vol. 1: 8.5 in. x 11 in. (Spanish Edition, Ages 4-6)
Silabario Fonético Vol. 1: 7.44 in. x 9.69 in. (Edición Española, Ages 7-10)

Exercise Workbook for Silabario Fonético Vol. 1

This is the accompanying exercise book to Silabario Fonético Vol. 1 and is intended to help students practice writing in print and cursive while developing appropriate handwriting skills. Ideal for ages 4-7, this workbook focuses on vowels and the consonants m, p, n, ñ, s, l, ll, d, and t. Boy and girl cover options are available.

Exercise Workbook for Silabario Fonético Vol. 1 (Girl Cover)
Exercise Workbook for Silabario Fonético Vol. 1 (Boy Cover)

Silabario Fonético Vol. 2

 This is the 2nd of a 3 volume series designed to help children early on in their literacy journey. Recommended for children ages 4 – 7, the series supports early Spanish literacy by focusing on the phonetic sounds of the alphabet. Silabario Fonético Vol 2 covers the letters r, rr, v, b, c, k. q, z, f, j, g, h, ch, x, y, and is the continuation of Silabario Fonético Vol 1. In Vol 2, students work on the more complex and differentiated pronunciation and sounds of consonants c, q, r, and x. Ideal for children in kindergarten and 1st grade, this volume integrates cursive letters so that from the beginning, students learn to read and write both in print and cursive. Also available is the accompanying exercise book. Volume 2 is available in a larger format for children ages 4-6, making it more visually attractive and easier to manipulate. The smaller format is recommended for children 7 years of age.

Silabario Fonético Vol. 2 (Edades 4 – 6): Versión 8.5 en x 11 en (Edición Española)
Silabario Fonético Vol. 2 (Edades 7 – 9): Versión 7.44 en x 9.69 en (Edición Española)

Exercise Workbook for Silabario Fonético Vol. 2

This is the accompanying exercise book for Silabario Fonético Vol. 2 and is intended to help students practice writing in print and cursive while developing appropriate handwriting skills. Ideal for ages 4-7, this workbook focuses on letters s, r, rr, v, b, c, k. q, z, f, j, g, h, ch, x, and y. Boy and girl cover options are available.

Exercise Workbook for Silabario Fonético Vol. 2 (Girl Cover)
Exercise Workbook for Silabario Fonético Vol. 2 (Boy Cover)

Exercise Workbook for Silabario Fonético Volumes 1 y 2

This is the accompanying exercise to book for Silabario Fonético Vols. 1 & 2 and is intended to help students practice writing in print and cursive while developing appropriate handwriting skills. Ideal for ages 4-7, this workbook focuses on letters m, p, n, ñ, s, l, ll, d, t, r, rr, v, b, c, k. q, z, f, j, g, h, ch, x, and y. This workbook integrates the exercises of both Silabario Fonetico Volumes 1 and 2.

Exercise Workbook for Silabario Fonético Volumes 1 y 2

“A Margarita Debayle” is considered one of the greatest and most beautiful poems in all of Spanish literature. It was written by the Nicaraguan poet Ruben Dario in 1908.

A Margarita

A beautiful adaptation of Ruben Dario’s “A Margarita Debayle,” this magnificently and richly illustrated children’s book takes the reader to a magical place where fantasy, curiosity, and love abound. Girls and boys will be captivated by the beautiful story of a mischievous little princess who steals a star from the heavens. Adults will delight in the childhood memories conjured up in this exquisite classic Latin American poem. Created by natives of Chinandega, Nicaragua, this adaptation and accompanying illustrations perfectly capture the poem’s subtle intricacies  and the beauty of Corinto Bay and Cardon Island, where Ruben Dario wrote the sonorous verses surely inspired by the sea breezes, the volcanoes, and star filled skies. A perfect bedtime story, ideal for parents wishing to instill in their children an appreciation for Latin American literature and the rich Spanish language.

A Margarita

¡A Colorear! A Spanish Activity Book (Ages 4-10)

An interactive educational tool designed to expand children’s Spanish vocabulary through fun activities such as coloring, cutting, building, and assembling. Available in portrait or landscape, the book contains a variety of topic-specific posters perfect for children ages 4 to 10. Topics include All About Me, My Family, When I Grow Up (Careers), Zoo Animals, Farm Animals, Seasons, Fruits and Vegetables, and The Market. Also included is a section specific to verbs ending in AR, ER, and IR as well as irregular verbs. A unique feature of this activity book is its manipulative activities where children can create faces, dress up paper dolls, and build a house using a basic building blueprint (instructions included). A delightful book full of charming posters rich with Spanish vocabulary. Perfect for any child and parent interested in learning Spanish! 

¡A Colorear! A Spanish Activity Book, Ages 4-10 (Landscape)
¡A Colorear! A Spanish Activity Book, Ages 4-10 (Portrait)
¡A Colorear! A Spanish Activity Book, Ages 4-10 (B&W Landscape)

¡A Colorear! A Spanish Activity Book (Ages 4-6)

An interactive book intended to increase a child’s Spanish vocabulary through coloring, tracing, cutting, and building. Ideal for children ages 4-6, topics covered include seasons, school, friends, family, professions, and trades. Available in a large horizontal format to facilitate drawing and tracing of words by little hands. Included in the many activities is a house plan where children draw floors and assemble windows and doors. Learn Spanish with ¡A Colorear!

A Colorear! A Spanish Activity Book, Ages 4-6 (B&W Landscape House Cover)

A Colorear! A Spanish Activity Book (Ages 7-10)

This interactive book is intended to increase a child’s Spanish vocabulary through coloring, tracing, cutting, and building. Ideal for children ages 7-10, topics covered include school, seasons, self, family, friends, fruits and vegetables, animals, professions, trades and more. Among its many fun activities, this book contains a house plan where children  assemble windows and doors to make their very own house. Learn Spanish with ¡A Colorear!

A Colorear! A Spanish Activity Book, Ages 7-10 (B&W Portrait House Cover)

Spanish Verb Cut Outs for Kids

Students will learn over 200 different Spanish verbs through descriptive and charming images. Designed as flashcards to be cut out, this collection introduces students to AR, ER, and IR verbs in the infinitive form and conjugated in the first person singular (Yo). Ideal for children ages 4 to 10, students, teachers, and parents can apply various memorization strategies to present and practice new vocabulary.

Spanish Verb Cut Outs for Kids (Spanish Edition)