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Oh Noah!, (formerly known as Noah Comprende) is designed to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary. In each video, a misunderstanding launches a comic misadventure. Kids learn language better when they can put it into meaningful context. Although – like Noah – they may not understand all the Spanish dialogue, kids can comprehend the story told through rich visual storytelling, much like a silent movie.

Videos feature opportunities for kids to roll their cursor over objects on the screen to hear the Spanish translation. Three different vocabulary-driven, arcade-style games reinforce learning. Leveling and racing against the clock encourage replayability and repeated exposure to vocabulary. Another game on the website, How Do You Say…?, helps kids learn common expressions in Spanish.

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  • Teacher Webinar | Oh Noah!

    Learn how to give young kids a playful introduction to Spanish with Oh Noah! – the PBS KIDS collection of free animated videos, games, and hands-on activities designed for children ages 4-8. This webinar hosted by WNET provides an overview of the Oh Noah! digital media collection and related parent and educator materials to help support the use of Oh Noah! with kids at home and in the classroom.

    Grades: PreK-5,13+
  • ¡Puedo!: I Can! | Making a Splash

    In this lesson, children will watch the webisode, play a fun “¡Puedo!: I can!” game and do other hands-on activities to learn new Spanish vocabulary. In the webisode “Making a Splash” Noah tries to take swimming lessons, but ends up water skiing instead! When Brisa invites Noah and Nell to join her at “la piscina” or pool on a hot day, Noah gets nervous because he can’t swim. He asks the pool manager where to get swimming lessons, but the manager only speaks Spanish and doesn’t understand what Noah asks. He sends Noah to the dock to go fishing, where he ends up joining a group of water skiers on open water! Good thing he learned the Spanish words for “I can swim” and “I can’t swim” to get him out of his mess. 

    Grades: K-2
  • Give Me Some Direction! | Lost and Found

    In the online game, Lost and Found, children go on virtual scavenger hunts with Noah and Nell to collect items that Coco lost on her way to a pool party and a picnic. It’s a good thing that they have some friendly neighbors to help them with Spanish directional clues along the way! In this lesson, children will play Lost and Found and participate in hands-on activities to learn new Spanish vocabulary.

    Grades: K-2
  • Family Activity Guide | Oh Noah!

    This bilingual Oh Noah! Family Activity Guide features 16 pages of hands-on fun and educational activities, including movement games, mazes, finger puppets, recipes and more! Use the activities in this guide with your class or send it home for your students to complete with their families.

    Grades: K-2
  • "I Can Swim" Music Video | Oh Noah!

    In this Oh Noah! "I Can Swim" music video, children will dance and sing along with Noah and friends while learning new Spanish vocabulary. Noah wants to cool off with his friends in the water but he doesn't know how to swim. In this music video from the webisode "Making a Splash," Noah's friend Nell explains the steps he will take to learn how to swim while teaching him that "Puedo nadar" means "I can swim." Children will view the video and engage in related hands-on activities.

     

    Grades: K-2
  • Cowboys and Librarians | Oh Noah!

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for kitchen items and shapes with the Oh Noah! “Cowboys and Librarians,” webisode, related games, lesson plans, and activities. In “Cowboys and Librarians,” Coco’s library book about cowboys is overdue, and Noah offers to return it for her. But when he gets in a taxi and says “library” in English while pointing to the book cover, the driver misunderstands and takes him to a ranch. After many hilarious attempts to ride a horse, Noah finally gallops off into the sunset, and gets to the library just before closing time. Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary through playing the interactive games. In the lesson plan, students will practice this Spanish vocabulary through a variety of hands-on games, and making craft dough to practice identifying shapes in Spanish.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Daring Young Man | Oh Noah!

    In the webisode “Daring Young Man,” Noah, Coco, and Pequeño venture to the circus. When Noah goes to buy Coco popcorn, he gets lost and ends up part of the show! In the course of the webisode and related games viewers have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for musical instruments and numbers. 

    Grades: PreK-2
  • I Say Tomato | Oh Noah!

    In the webisode "I Say Tomato" Abuela reaches into her purse for change and asks Noah for a newspaper "un periodico", gesturing toward someone reading the latest edition on a nearby park bench. But Noah misunderstands, thinking she wants the giant tomato featured in a photo on the front page. In the course of the webisode and related games viewers have the opportunity to learn the Spanish words for items found in Abuela's purse and an assortment of vegetables. In this lesson, students will practice their Spanish vocabulary by playing a variety of hands-on games and activities.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Breaking the Ice | Oh Noah!

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for drinks, snacks, and winter items, through the Oh Noah! “Breaking the Ice” webisode, related games, and lesson plan. In the webisode, Abuela is throwing a party and she indicates she needs more ice (“hielo”). But Noah misunderstands, thinking she’s showing him the polar bear on the empty ice bag—and he heads off to the Arctic to invite a polar bear to the festivities. Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games. In the “Breaking the Ice” lesson plan, students will practice this Spanish vocabulary through a variety of hands-on games and activities.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Hop, Look and Listen | Oh Noah!

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for insects and toys with the Oh Noah! "Hop, Look and Listen" webisode, related games, lesson plan and activities.

    Grades: K-2
  • How Do You Say…? | Oh Noah!

    This interactive game offers students an opportunity to learn Spanish expressions used commonly in conversation. First students see a group of four black and white illustrated scenes, accompanied by corresponding written and spoken Spanish expressions that describe the scenes. Then they advance to a new page featuring only one of the four illustrations and are prompted to match the scene to the correct Spanish expression. Four written and spoken choices are provided at the bottom of the screen. Once they match the scene to the correct expression, the illustration transforms into color. After making a series of four correct matches, students are invited to print out a page containing the four illustrated scenes, which they can color, turn into flash cards, or combine with other sheets to create a phrase booklet.

    Grades: K-2
  • Hammer Away | Oh Noah!

    In this webisode, Noah tries to help the handyman working on Abuela's building, but when the handyman points to a hammer (“el martillo”) just as a dog walks by, Noah misunderstands and follows the dog on a wacky chase through the town. Students learn Spanish vocabulary and common phrases related to this adventure.

    Grades: K-2
  • A Whale Tale | Oh Noah!

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary words for the items in the whale's belly and fish tank, through the Oh Noah! "A Whale Tale" webisode and related games. In the webisode, Noah's Abuela wants Noah to help their elderly neighbor sweep the porch, but when Noah confuses sweeping for paddling, they wind up in the belly of a whale. Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games.

    Grades: K-2
  • Monkey Business | Oh Noah!

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for jungle animals and furniture through the Oh Noah! “Monkey Business" webisode, related games, and lesson plan. In the webisode, Abuela points to the screen when watching a nature program on TV that shows a monkey eating a banana (“un guineo”). Noah thinks “un guineo” means a monkey, and heads off to the jungle to get one for her. Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games. In the “At Home in the Jungle” lesson plan, students will practice this Spanish vocabulary through a classroom game and Venn diagram activity.

    Grades: K-2
  • Out on a Limb | Oh Noah!

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for clothes and landscape features, with the Oh Noah! "Out on a Limb" webisode, related games, and lesson plan. In the webisode, Coco wants an apple (“manzana”), but Noah thinks she wants a bird, so he builds his own wings and takes flight over the neighborhood. Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games. In the "A Bird's Eye View of My Neighborhood" lesson plan, students will become map-makers as they map their neighborhoods and label their map legend using Spanish words.

    Grades: K-2
  • Not Milk? | Oh Noah!

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for food and farm animals, with the Oh Noah! "Not Milk?" webisode, related games, and lesson plan. In the webisode, Noah heads off to a farm and ends up getting chased by a bull he thought was a cow. Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games. In the "Now We're Cooking" lesson plan, students will practice their new knowledge as they make a delicious snack.

    Grades: K-2
  • Down the Drain | Oh Noah!

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for playground equipment and numbers, with the Oh Noah! “Down the Drain” webisode, related games, and lesson plan. In the webisode, Coco's ball (“pelota”) rolls into the sewer and she asks Noah to retrieve it. Noah doesn't know what “pelota” means, so he brings back a crocodile instead! Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games. In the “Got Your Number” lesson plan, students will practice this Spanish vocabulary through a mapping activity, color-by-number sheet, and an assortment of number games.

    Grades: K-2
  • Match It! | Oh Noah!

    In the online game, Match It, children help Noah match up his clothing to the right Spanish word before the clock runs out of time! Children will learn Spanish vocabulary and common phrases through this hands on activity. 

    Grades: K-2
  • Goodbye Kitty | Oh Noah!

    Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for gardening items and table setting items, with the Oh Noah! "Goodbye Kitty" webisode, related games, and lesson plan. In the webisode, Coco asks Noah to get her cat (“gatito”) from the other side of a busy street, but Noah thinks she’s asked him to rescue a lion, and that’s when the trouble starts! Students can learn, build upon, and apply the Spanish vocabulary by playing the interactive games. In the “Get a Green Thumb” lesson plan, students will practice their Spanish vocabulary by learning the life cycle of a plant and engaging in a bean planting activity.

    Grades: K-2

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