Kindergarten Spanish Learning Books
1. The Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, Stories, and Fingerplays : Over 450 Spanish/English Selections by Pam Schiller, Rafael Lara-Alecio; Paperback: 384 pages, Publisher: Gryphon House
Did you know that children who are exposed to just 50 words of a second language prior to age six develop an "ear" for the sounds of that language? The Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, Stories, and Fingerplays offers over 450 selections, with Spanish on one page and English on the opposite. Children will be thrilled to learn new words to their favorite Spanish and English tunes. At the same time, they will build vocabulary and explore the sounds of both languages-important skills for beginning readers! Organized by theme for easy use, this invaluable collection provides a springboard for teaching a second language and for working in a bilingual classroom.
2. First Thousand Words in Spanish (Usborne First Thousand Words Sticker Books) by Heather Amery, Stephen Cartwright, Paperback: 64 pages, Publisher: E.D.C. Publishing
Text in English, Spanish. Includes everyday words accompanied by illustrations and a pronunciation guide. This book is bursting with vivid, whimsical, illustrations depicting everyday life with humor and clarity that will attract even beginning adult students. The appealing story type pictures not only define Spanish words, but they also promote Spanish interaction between reader and child or student with student. On "la cocina" page, a father washes dishes amidst a swirling pandemonium of dropping dishes, spilt juice, and a toddler with a pot on his head. A teacher or parent could easily springboard off of this illustration to begin to form whole sentences based on the action in the picture.
3. My 1st Spanish Word Book: A Bilingual Word Book by Angela Wilkes, Hardcover: 64 pages, Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
Text in English, Spanish. Presents pictures labelled in both Spanish and English under such headings as "Going to school," "Weather," and "At the supermarket." Excellent resources for easily learning Spanish through colorful illustrations.
4. My Family and I/Mi Familia Y Yo: Bilingual (English-Spanish Foundations) by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza, Carolina Cifuentes, Jackie Snider, Board book: 16 pages, Publisher: Me+mi Publishing
My family and I Teaches children the concept of family with pages of charming, colorful illustrations. Written by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza and edited by Carolina Cifuentes, My Family and I / Mi Familia y Yo is a delightful, bilingual board book for young children ages 3 through 6. With colorful illustrations by Jackie Snider, this durable board book offers a simple but engaging text in both English and Spanish. My Family And I/Mi Familia y You with its simple sentences for beginning readers in both languages is very strongly recommended for family, preschool, kindergarten, and community library collections.
5. Spanish for Children (Language for Children Series) by Catherine Bruzzone, Audio CD, Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Text: English, Spanish. Together children and parents can master basic language skills, including making introductions, counting from 1 to 20, and describing objects. The perfect package for parents and teachers who want to familiarize three- to nine-year olds with foreign languages and cultures. Already a proven home-study program, the Language for Children series is making noise with this updated, integrated book-plus-audio edition. Along with its charming visuals and lively activities, the series now provides in CD format the stimulating sounds of language to entice preschoolers through primary graders into learning a second language. Cute, catchy songs and the humorous, serial adventures of SuperCat are sure to captivate the imagination and foster language acquisition. Each set in the series contains an 80-page full-color activity book coordinated with two 60-minute CDs as well as a Parent/Instructor CD packed with helpful tips.