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By Luisa LaFleur, The Children’s Book Review
Published: July 26, 2010

I’ve recently read a few new books that aim to teach our children Spanish the old-fashioned way: with songs and nursery rhymes. There are a plethora of computer programs that can be used to learn foreign languages but many language teachers will tell you that vocabulary and practice are the only real ways to learn a foreign language. What better way to learn new words and practice them over and over again, but by learning catchy songs and nursery rhymes?

Following are some recently published books that caught my eye:

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 21, 2010

Exciting news: Eric Carle’s classic story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is available as a BILINGUAL First Book Marketplace Special Edition exclusively through the First Book Marketplace—an online store selling high-quality children’s books and educational materials at deeply discounted prices to registered organizations serving children from low-income families.

By Luisa LaFleur, The Children’s Book Review
Published: February 15, 2010

I’ve written before about the spate of new books that are bilingual and aim to tell a story as well as teach another language. For the most part, these have been in Spanish. Recently, I received a few new books that tell fables from a Native American perspective. These have been interesting for me to read as they open up a whole new world of literature and they’ve been interesting for my kids as well because of their vivid and fantastic stories. Here’s a brief rundown of three of them:

By Jan Hunt
Published: April 27, 2009

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A Gift for Baby

by Jan Hunt (Author), Sunny Rosanbalm (Illustrator)

Reading Level: Ages 0 – 4

Hardcover:
7″ x 7″, 32 pages

Language: Dual Language English/Spanish Edition

My new picture book, A Gift for Baby, celebrates the many joys of attachment parenting. It was written to inspire parents to look at life through their baby’s eyes, and to meet their needs with love and compassion. Artist Sunny Rosanbalm created the beautiful illustrations, which perfectly suit the story’s message.