This page contains ideas, information, and materials for teaching and learning about family in Spanish.


JigidiLogo.jpg - Interactive, 40-piece jigsaw puzzle of Botero's La familia that students can assemble online

La familia de Carlos IV by Fernando Botero (from Wikimedia Commons)

6BillionOthers.jpg - 5,000 interviews in which participants answered 40 essential questions about the challenges of daily life, differences, dreams, environment, family legacies, fears, God, hopes, joy, love, and war were filmed in 75 different countries and presented here in English, Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese (Click on thematic movies to access them)


Bibliography in Spanish of films/movies that depict various family problems, family structures, etc. (scroll down to Page 2 to see the categorized list. Also, note that not all films are culturally authentic or in Spanish, and that many may not be appropriate for classroom use. This list is provided here as a potential springboard of ideas for teachers regarding both topics and films that might be used in a unit on families due to the variety of categories it includes.)





Canción para mi papá - Animated song about a father

La mejor familia del mundo - A culturally authentic children's story read in slow, simple Spanish by a male native speaker. Lots of use of the conditional tense.

Vivir juntos. Familia (Ecuador) - Children's responses about the importance of family, getting in trouble, siblings, and what they like about their families

Vivir juntos. Familia (Uruguay) - Children's responses to questions in which they define family

Pedagogical Resources

La familia de España

See also: Aging, Childhood, Friendship & Love, Holiday Celebrations, House, Personal Identity, Personality