Spanish story for kids – ¡Vamos a la peluquería!


Spanish for Children: A story about dogs having haircuts!

Free Spanish video clip for children + grammar & questions:
Do you like having your hair cut?
¿Te gusta?  Do you like it?
Si me gusta –  Yes, I like it.
No, no me gusta –  No, I don’t like it!
Have you seen babies and young children making a big fuss?
A little dog called Maggie and her son, Billy, go to the pet parlour …  He wants to be good but she is not keen at all!
All the verbs are in the present tense.

image for spaniel being brushed

No me gusta – I don’t like it

There is value in just enjoying the story, listening to it several times and trying to join in. 
However, when you are ready, the words in Spanish are printed below, followed by a few grammar points, and there is a worksheet: Questions & Answers 
Choose between the Spanish video clip, or the second video in Spanish AND English for more support:

Spanish listening practice for children:

 1.  Vamos a la peluquería – SPANISH AUDIO with English subtitles:

 

2.  At the Hairdresser’s in Spanish AND English for more support

Words of the story in Spanish:
(Spanish/English subtitles on the video)

¡Vamos a la Peluquería!
¡Hola Billy!  ¡Hoy vas a la peluquería!
¡Hola Maggie!  ¡Hoy vas a la peluquería también!
Pobre Maggie.  No te gusta.
Pero mira tu pelo.  ¡Necesitas un corte de pelo!
Quizá.  ¡Pero no me apetece!
Billy no se queja.  ¡Siempre quiere portarse bien!

Están en el coche.
Miran por la ventana.
Llegan a la peluquería.
Tienen que esperar un poquito.
La peluquera está todavía ocupada.
¡Qué guapo está este perro!

¡Maggie trata de escapar!

¡El corte de pelo dura tres horas!

Regresan al coche.
¡Están muy contentos!
¡Maggie!  ¡Estás limpia y hermosa!
¡Billy!  ¡Estás limpio y hermoso!
¡Los perros se pelean porque están contentos!

Ahora van de paseo.

 ¡Fin!  (The End)
- – - – - 

 Follow-up Spanish grammar:

“¡No me apetece!”  -  I don’t feel like it!

 1.  Masculine v Feminine:
Look at the endings of the describing adjectives!
¡Maggie!(f)  ¡Estás limpia y hermosa! (you are clean and beautiful)
¡Billy!(m)  ¡Estás limpio y hermoso!   (you are clean and handsome)
¡Están contentos! (boy + girl = masculine plural) (they are happy)

Note the use of the verb ‘estar‘ to describe the state Maggie & Billy are in when they leave the pet parlour. They will soon be dirty again and need another haircut!  Estar = To be when it is temporary.

2.  An example of a Demonstrative adjective:
Este perro  =  This dog

3.  ADVERBS in the story -  They describe the verb:
También  =  As well   (how are you going? You are going as well!)
Siempre = Always      (how does he want? He always wants ..!)
Todavía  = still          (how is she busy?  She is still busy!)
¡Hoy vas a la peluquería también! = Today you are going to the hairdresser as well.
Siempre quiere portarse bien =  He always wants to behave well.
La peluquera está todavía ocupada =  The hairdresser is still busy.

4. All the verbs in the story:
a) Regular AR verbs -
Llegar = to arrive
Tratar = to try
mirar = to look
Esperar = to hope
Necesitar = to need
Regresar = to return
Durar = to last
b) Irregular verbs -
Tener que = to need to
Estar = to be (temporary)
Ir = to go
Querer = to want
c) Reflexive verbs -
Pelearse = to fight
Portarse = to behave
Quejarse = to complain

 

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One Response so far.

  1. Jacqui Connolly says:

    Fastastic Video!!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing them with us!!!!!!!
    Jacqui great resource