Kindergarten/Early Education

As an older mom, I grew up in a time when there were few choices for children’s books.  Nonetheless, I fell in love with the little bird that asked “Are You My Mother”, counted in English with “One Fish, Two Fish” and balked at the idea of eating “Green Eggs and Ham”.

Now there are Spanish language versions of many of these simple but meaningful books that captured the hearts of more than one generation.  Here are four of my readers absolute favorites:

good nite moon spanishGoodnight Moon/Buenas Noches, Luna
Written By Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrations By Clement Hurd

What a perfect bedtime book.  As comforting and lyrical in Spanish as it is in English!

Eres mi mama?Are You My Mother?  ¿Eres Mi Mama?
Written By P.D. Eastman
Translated by Desiree Marquez

A little lost bird searches for it’s mom.  The Spanish is a perfect translation making it a wonderful beginner’s book for learning Spanish or for developing general reading skills and a love of literacy!

Un pez - spanish coverOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish/
Un Pez, Dos Peces, Pez Rojo, Pez Azul
Written by Dr. Suess
Translated By Yanitzia Canetti

This is the Dr. Suess counting and colors classic.  Although it’s hard to translate the clever wordplay of Dr. Suess into Spanish and not everyone adores this particular Spanish version, the book is still a favorite of  bilingual families.

Screen shot 2014-09-21 at 8.32.17 AMGreen Eggs and Ham/Huevos Verdes con Jamón

Written and Illustrated by Dr. Suess
Translated by Aida E. Marcuse

Would you like to eat green eggs and ham – in a boat or with a goat?  Readers love this translation of the classic silly kids book that delights young readers in Spanish as much as it does in English!

Screen shot 2014-09-21 at 2.44.20 PMWin Some New Favorites Books In Spanish

We’re part of the MKB Hispanic Heritage Blog Hop.  Please check out our last post to see how you can enter to win some new favorite books in Spanish!

http://favoritemulticulturalbooks.com/?p=1932

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Writer and creator of the Kindergarten for Teachers and Parents website; Susan Case, has come up with a great new book that shares her years of experience in early education.  Helpful, funny and packed with resources, this book is a wonderful companion for anyone teaching preschool or kindergarten or anyone with children of that age.

Highly recommended!

Kindergarten: Tattle-Tales, Tools, Tactics, Triumphs, and Tasty Treats for Teachers and Parents is a book for those who live or work with preschool and kindergarten children. It will make you laugh and give you hundreds of ideas to help with behavior, reading, special education, science experiments, holiday celebrations, and recipes for Fun Fridays and for success. The author shares tips, tidbits, jokes, quotes, and valuable teaching information. Parents, teachers and those studying to become a teacher will learn what to do, and what not to do, as they journey through the author’s teaching experiences. Susan shares her encounters with classroom pets, uncooperative children, Show and Tell surprises, unusual experiments, and her beliefs on naptime, reading programs, behavior, and recess. This book is a guide for those who are teaching and raising young children.

 

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