By Kelli Drummer-Avendano
The benefits children’s literature affords our youngest minds are innumerable. It’s never too early to read to little ones and that includes reading to them in multiple languages. Literacy skills are transferable between languages, which is great news if you’re raising a bilingual child. That’s why Vista Higher Learning’s Spanish language book bundles are perfect for families and teachers looking to introduce young readers to authentic books and high-quality translations.
Building a home or class library is essential because it encourages kids to practice their new skills. It’s even more important in an environment where multiple languages are being spoken. Giving kids access to comprehensible input in the familiar form of easy-reader books is an effective way to expose them to new words in context.
A perfect example of this is the A-D Guided Reading Kit. It includes 93 Spanish-language titles that are leveled according to the Fountas and Pinnell System. For example, Con mis pies is an easy to read, a nonfiction book that has simple sentences and colorful photographs readers can rely on to help them with comprehension. Similar to this are the books Mi ropa and Mi familia, allowing students to read about what’s most familiar to them. On the fiction side, you have enchanting stories from well-known author Alma Flor Ada and others, such as El papalote, Estamos de fiesta, Coco loco, and Caperucita Roja.
Not only will children increase their Spanish-language vocabulary with the A-D Guided Reading Kit, but they will also increase their enjoyment of Spanish. Early readers will be excited to see how much they can read and understand with help or on their own. With topics ranging from science to social studies, this library appeals to many interests and kids are sure to discover a book they want and can read!