Preschool-aged English Learners (ELs) are at the perfect age for learning a new language. Learning a new language can easily be accomplished with the use of bilingual books. In addition to learning English or another second language, bilingual books help strengthen and reinforce Spanish or ELs’ native languages. In this day and age where bilingualism and multilingualism are held in high regard, there are plenty of great bilingual books in an array of languages. Since Spanish is the second most widely spoken language after English in the US, we will showcase some of the top-selling bilingual preschool books from Lectura Books. They offer a variety of bilingual books that are ideal for reading with preschool-aged ELs. Take a look at the following three best bilingual preschool books to read in your classroom now.
Amazing Mama is the quintessential tale of the mother/child relationship. This story is told from the child’s point-of-view. The child in the story views her mother as amazing because she does everything from fix all of her broken toys to multitasking in the kitchen. Preschoolers will love the humorous, colorful illustrations.
The Many Faces of Max
The Many Faces of Max is sure to be loved by a class full of animal-loving preschoolers. This award-winning book tells the story of Max, a dog that loves his family as much as they love him. Max expressions are easy to read, as he wears his feelings on his face like a mask. If he is happy, his family can tell. If he is sad, his family can tell. No matter what mood Max is in, happy or sad, this silly dog is always loveable.
My Super Cool Friends
My Super Cool Friends published by Lectura Books is a fun, vividly illustrated book for preschoolers. The book talks about the many different sizes, shapes, and colors friends come in. My Super Cool Friends uses amusing visuals to bring out the fun side in preschoolers. This book will help them to describe themselves and their own friends, as it helps young ELs learn new descriptive vocabulary.
Reading bilingual books is a highly effective way to increase new language skills in EL preschoolers. Additionally, bilingual books work to strengthen literacy and vocabulary skills of ELs. Bilingual books also encourage parental involvement, as EL parents will be able to read the story with their kids. Lectura Books award-winning bilingual books are great assets to any bilingual preschool classroom. Visit our website for additional information on Lectura Books and the vast amount of resources we offer to both teachers and EL parents.