10 Bilingual Books Your Preschooler Will Love

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October 21, 2019

Photo By: Todd Wright

Children’s’ Books that Promote a Second Language

It’s no secret that exposing children to a second language when they’re young is great for their development. In fact, studies have shown that it improves cognitive abilities, boosts your child’s problem-solving skills and it makes it easier for your child to develop empathy.

If your little one decides to learn another language as an adult, having been exposed to a foreign language as a child they may learn new languages faster. And in a world that’s connected by the Internet, where we can easily access information in many languages and where a lot of jobs require bilingual speakers, you are doing a great service to your children by exposing them to different languages.

Here are 10 books that will get your kids started:

First 100 Words

This is a great book for learning simple Spanish words. The pages have images and the corresponding name of item in both English and Spanish. It’s great for children ages 1 and up. However, if you’re looking for something geared towards an older child, get this one instead.

BUY IT: Amazon, $7

Cinco Monitos Brincando en la Cama / Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

This is going to be a fun book to read since your child probably knows the song. The book is written in both Spanish and English for beginners.

BUY IT: Amazon, $7

La Oruga Muy Hambrienta / The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This classic is well loved by many. What’s great about this version is that each page is in Spanish and English so your child can practice both languages. Additionally, the sentences are simple, which makes it a great book for toddlers and kindergarteners.

BUY IT: Amazon, $9

Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo, ¿Qué Ves Ahí?

This is the Spanish version of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The pages are colorful and the sentences are simple to read, keeping even the little ones engaged and entertained.

BUY IT: Amazon, $9

¿Eres Mi Mama? / Are You My Mother?

In this story, a baby bird hatches from an egg and goes in search of his mother. The easy read is completely in Spanish and small enough to pack for on-the-go reading sessions.

BUY IT: Amazon, $5

Quiero a Mi Mama Porque / I Love My Mommy Because

These books come in both English and Spanish and have adorable pictures. Each page shows moms and babies doing the same things we do with our children, making this book great bonding material.

BUY IT: Amazon, $8

Quiero a Mi Papa Porque / I Love My Daddy Because

And of course, dads are just as important a moms! This book also has adorable animal pictures and talks about things that make children realize how much their daddy loves them.

BUY IT: Amazon, $7

I Love You Sun / I Love You Moon: Te Amo Sol / Te Amo Luna

This book has text both in English and Spanish but what makes it special is that the pictures showcase children of different colors. On each page there’s a child loving something new, like the sun, a tree or flower.

BUY IT: Amazon, $7

Opuestos / Opposites

This is a book filled with silliness and cute illustrations. This story teaches children about opposites in Spanish.

BUY IT: Amazon, $6

Colores / Colors

In this simple book, children get to see beautiful images with the name of each item in both English and Spanish. It’s a simple way for children and parents to learn new words.

BUY IT: Amazon, $5

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