What is “Club Mundo Kids”?
If you teach elementary, you know the struggle when it is time to find videos for your classes. Some videos are not for your students’ age, and if they are they might not be for their level, or their content just does not click with your current lesson…we’ve been there!.
We know that books that tell authentic stories should be one of the resources you use in your classroom. But what about videos? Have you heard of “Club Mundo Kids”?
Club Mundo Kids is a new educational program created by Argentinean/Chilean/American producer, writer and presenter Romina Puga. Each week, kids join producer and presenter Romina Puga (Romi) for a new adventure through themed episodes where children ask experts questions about everything from animals to race cars. The show is in Spanish and it also features an adorable friend called Maya, her sidekick Coco and the cutest mailman named Charlie.
I have been using some of their videos available on YouTube since last year. Luckily since mid September 2021, their first season with all 14 episodes are available on Amazon Video. I use these mostly with my 1st-4th graders. We DO turn on the subtitles, mainly because for some of my students this is their first year taking Spanish.
In this blog post I am breaking down the sequence of most episodes of “Club Mundo Kids” and how you can include them in your classroom to keep your students engaged during your lessons.
Things to keep in mind
If you plan to use videos from Club Mundo Kids episodes, here’s some things to keep in mind:
- If they answer in English, repeat what they say in Spanish and ask follow up questions like ¿y qué más viste? , ¿te gustó esa parte del video?, ¿que recuerdas?.
- Add hand motions and gestures for them to understand your question.
- If they do not know how to write it, allow them to draw.
- Each episode is 10-11 min long. You can divide it in two parts (first 5 min at the beginning of your class and last 5 min at the end depending on the length of your class).
Ideas and framework of episodes from “Club Mundo Kids”
Minutes 0:00 – 1:00 – Introduction
You can do these questions orally and encourage your students to answer using “yo veo”, “se llama”, “son” and “es”.
¿Quién ves en el video? ¿Ves una chica? ¿Ves a un niño? ¿Cómo se llaman?
Ask students to share or draw an interesting fact of this portion of the video.
¿Puedes dibujar dos medios de transporte que viste en el video?
Min 1.00 – 2.00 – Questions (Aprrox 1 min)
This is a session of questions from kids. Ask your students to listen and afterwards they can share one or two facts they heard in the video.
Example: We know “cola” is “tail”. ¿Porqué mueven la cola los perros?
Min 2.00 – 5.00 – Expert Guest #1/or a short animated clip to share information about the episode’s theme (Approx 3 min)
This is the part of the video when the expert guest of the show is sharing interesting information. Invite your students to watch this part of the episode and ask questions. In some episodes a cartoon version of Romi share interesting facts and information about today’s episode theme.
You can ask open questions about the video or ask students to share what they remember the most from the video.
¿Te parece interesante? ¿Que te llamó la atención? ¿Quién estaba en esta parte de el video?
Min 5.00 – 10.00 – Expert Guest #2 and/or Interesting Facts (Approx 6 min)
In the last segment of the show you can find Romi, Maya and Coco sharing interesting facts about the theme of the episode. Sometimes there is a second special guest joining them on video and sharing more information with the viewers.
You can ask yes/no questions about this information or give kids multiple answer options. I suggest no more than 4 questions and give options and yes/no answers, since this part of the episode carries a lot of information.
¿Puedes tener un tigre de mascota?
¿Cuál es la mascota de Natasha? ¿Es un perro, una tortuga o un conejo?
The final minutes of the show, sometimes Charlie the mailman comes with a letter to present a new guest. In other episodes Maya and Coco share an adventure or Romi shares the answer to the first question asked at the beginning of the episode.
You can do a final activity like asking younger students to draw and label their favorite part of the episode or older students drawing a picture and writing a short sentence about something they learned in today’s episode.
Listos for Club Mundo Kids?
If you are ready to use episodes from Club Mundo Kids, I have a little freebie for you. Check these free printable templates available for you to use with videos from “Club Mundo Kids”.
I hope you get a chance to use these episodes in your classroom. Authentic resources are always a must in every lesson, these videos and this show is a great resource you can use in your classes.
Find Mundo Kids on Amazon Prime here: https://www.amazon.com/Club-Mundo-Kids/dp/B09FV88K3R
I hope you found this blog post useful, share with a teacher friend who loves to use authentic resources with any Spanish lesson.