Canciones y cuentos

Captivate children's imaginations with songs and stories.
Canciones y cuentos is an elementary Spanish phonics program for grades K-2. It can be used as either a stand-alone program or with Reach into Phonics, Reach, and Reach for Reading.
  • Sing engaging songs to introduce content and sound/spellings to build phonological awareness
  • Teach and practice sound/spellings, letter formation, and other key reading skills to develop foundational literacy skills
  • Read exciting stories and informational texts to build knowledge and develop fluency
  • Write and apply skills using interactive routines and resources
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Lada Kratky

During her 18 years of teaching in K–2 classrooms, as well as teaching Descubriendo la lectura and Reading Recovery, Lada Kratky has fostered a love of reading in hundreds of English-speaking and Span... more
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Canciones y cuentos provides an array of assessments.

Literacy Skills

  • Concepts of print
  • Letter-sound and letter-name
  • Handwriting
  • High-frequency words


  • Phonological awareness
  • Oral reading
  • Spelling

Progress Monitoring

  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Oral reading

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Access audio and interactive resources to enhance instruction via the companion site link below.

  • Interactive whiteboard resources
  • Sing-along songs
  • Letter cards
  • Cancionero MP3s
  • Word Builder / Armapalabras