I talked in another post about the importance of raising a truly bilingual child, but this is not an easy task if we don't have the resources. I am trying to gather some tools that can be useful for parents even if they are not Spanish speakers. Hopefully I can also find more resources in other languages, but let's start with Spanish.
When a child is learning how to read and write in Spanish, the first lessons that he learns are the vowels: A,E, I, O , U. This is the way is taught in many Latin countries, and that is the way I learned as a child in Colombia. There are many activities you can do with vowels: tracing, drawing, and combine them with consonants. But one way I found it is fun and entertaining for the child is this classic song, that I encountered thanks to Claudia Izquierdo in Facebook,
The song has English captions, and is very easy to learn so you can practice with your children. This was the song I learned as a child, and is still alive and functioning! Same as any other language, constant practice and repetition will do the trick: try to sing this song daily if you are interested in fostering bilingual skills in your child, and its phonetic skills will improve more than you can imagine! A,E,I,O,U!