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Reading about Egypt in Spanish in the Bilingual Homeschool

Reading about Egypt in Spanish

This is our second time since we started homeschooling that we are studying Egypt. This time we are going more in depth as everyone is a bit older and I think we can complete more projects from Susan Bauer’s Story of the World.

Listen to the Story of the World Vol. 1 CDs (in English)

Related Post: Activities to keep busy while reading books aloud (Morning Time / Morning Basket)

Like every subject in our bilingual homeschool, I try to provide as many resources we can in English and Spanish so that we can continue growing in our language skills while learning a subject we are interested in.

FREE Fun Printable: Teaching Geography in the Bilingual Dual Language Classroom or Homeschool Plus FREE Geography Signs Printable

 

Books about Egypt in Spanish for the Homeschool:

 

Egipcios / The Egyptians: Explora los secretos de la vida en el Antiguo Egipto (Spanish Edition) 

When you read this book, you will find that Tut will walk alongside you by the Nile River to tell you all the secrets of Egypt.

Diario de Pilar en Egipto (Spanish Edition)

Pilar, Breno, and their cat Samba are transported to Egypt on a magical carpet. They meet Tutankamon who teaches them about Ancient Egypt, the culture, and life way back when.

Quien fue el rey Tut?

The well-known series of Who Was? books is available in Spanish! Thanks to the fellow mom who shared that tip with me!

This book sounds like such a fun adventure! It’s the story of a boy who is given a key to a secret room where all kinds of maps are stored! Also he is given a mysterious necklace that will allow him to travel all around the world. This time he is traveling to Egypt with a dragon. Together they will go explore the pyramids! 

Los pendientes de Nefertiti: El jeroglífico mágico

This story is about discovering the tomb of Queen Nefertiti. Pitin, a young boy, goes on an adventure to discover the tomb.  It is also available for Kindle Unlimited. 

 

Hope this list is helpful to you!

Cuéntame, ¿ qué libros están leyendo en tu hogar?

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Free St. Patrick’s Day English Spanish ABC Printable

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St. Patrick’s Day or St. Paddy’s Day this year will be on Saturday, March 17th, 2018. This is an opportunity for children to learn about Ireland, go on nature walks looking for clovers, trying out new Irish food, and so much more. In a different post, I will share what all we will be doing as we study Ireland. So excited about this upcoming unit!!! 

To introduce the topic to the preschoolers, I created this set of clover ABCs that can be printed, laminated for durability, displayed on your word wall. What’s even more fun is that you can use this set to:

This is the best laminator I have found and used by many of my teacher friends and homeschooling friends. Laminating helps me save tons of time and helps make everything last longer so all the kids can use the same materials. 

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How to Use the Clover ABCs in Your Home or Classroom:

  • practice ABC order,
  • recognizing beginning sounds in English and Spanish,
  • thinking of words that begin with the sound and letter,
  • looking for objects in the home or outside that begin with the letter or sound. 

First print, laminate (or use contact paper), then cut. This mini-pocket chart is great for displaying the letters while you teach this theme. 

An example on how to display the ABC cards on a chart. In this photo, I am using an animal pack that I have been using for teaching reading syllables in Spanish. 

 

 

The photos above are featuring the Valentine’s Day Animal Pack available in English and Spanish. You can find it at my two shops:  TeachersPayTeachers and also at Bilingual Marketplace

Inside the Clover ABCs Printable You will Find: 

FreeSpanishEnglishCloverAlphabet

 

Favorite Books to Teach Spanish ABCs

Favorite Books to Teach ABCs in English

There are so many books to list, but one of my favorites and most-used books is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom in English and Spanish

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This FREE Clover ABC Printable is perfect for the Bilingual home or for those who are introducing the Spanish language or for those who want to use the English alphabet only. 

The only difference between the English alphabet and the Spanish alphabet is the letter ‘ñ’. There’s been much debate and revision of the Spanish alphabet at different times regarding whether the ‘ch’ or the ‘ll’ should be included. When I learned the alphabet in Spanish those letters WERE included. However, much has changed in the last few years. For more information, read what the Real Academia Española has to say about the alphabet.   I researched online before making this set just to be sure only the ‘ñ’ was to be included. 

Spanish ABC Song

There are some ABC songs in YouTube we enjoy that include the ‘ch’ and ‘ll’ and I am totally okay with that. It introduces the sounds those two letters make together. But for the purposes of the alphabet, I only included the ‘ñ’. 

This song is really fun to dance to and so catchy!

English ABC Song

This is the best ABC song in my opinion and also includes the sounds to all the letters.  My other favorite ABC song is this one.

Hope you find it useful!!!!

Click Here to download your copy of the ABC Clover in Spanish and English.  (Black and White)

—> If you would like it in color, please leave a comment below so I can make it and post it. Thanks! 

 

Let me know in the comments or tag me in Instagram with #thebilingualhomeschooler to see how you use the FREE Clover ABC Printable. 

¡Hasta la próxima! 

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10 Sweet Bilingual Board Books for Raising a Bilingual Child in the Early Years

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As we raise our bilingual children, I have started to make note of the books we read and the things we have done along the way to help teach them Spanish as naturally as possible. One of these has been reading to them from a very young age, the womb. We read books in Spanish, bilingual books, or books in Spanish. The following books are all very special with the goal of sharing sweet little stories to create a connection with the Spanish language. I hope you enjoy this list just as much as we have. As the kids grow, these will become little treasures that will remind you of those times when your kids were so very little and were just beginning to learn the language.

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  1. You are my I Love You – Tú eres mi yo te quiero Easily readable English and Spanish side-by-side text.
  2. Besos for Baby – A Little Book of Kisses: Uses simple Spanish words to teach the Spanish language through love. 
  3. La noche en que tu naciste – On The Night You Were Born: An account of the very special night the baby was born…
  4. I like it When…-Me gusta cuando: Great for teaching how to say I like this, I like that and using examples to explain why. 
  5. This Little Piggy – Este Cochinito: This is a classic nursery rhyme in both English and Spanish. 
  6. Pio – Peep!: A collection of traditional nursery rhymes. *Must* have, start reading nursery rhymes in Spanish from an early age to build literacy skills in Spanish. 
  7. Siempre te querré: An absolute favorite in Spanish. We LOVE this book, my children prefer it in Spanish. 
  8. I Love You Through and Through – Te quiero, yo te quiero
  9. Te amo, te abrazo, leo contigo – I Love You, Hug You, Read to You: The three things the reader promises to do. 
  10. Huggy, Kissy – Abrazos y besitos:  So cute!!! Your child will love this one! 

What books do you like to read in Spanish with your younger ones?

Cuéntame, tell me in the comments below!

Fabi

 

 

 

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12 Board Books to Read in Spanish with your ToddlerA

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Board books are books made of sturdy materials for toddlers. These books are made to withstand throwing and handle the little hands that will hold them. 

I have such fond memories of reading board books to my children since they were babies and them growing up into toddlers still wanting me to read those same books to them. Books become tradition, become part of our family culture. Reading is as important as what we eat.   The vocabulary found in board books is simple: short sentences and expressive words. The pictures speak volumes.  

 

Reading board books will also help them learn language skills such as intonation, imitation, and comprehension skills. 

 

Here are some ideas on some things you could say in English and Spanish: 

  • What do you see here? Qué ves aquî?
  • This color is ______ . Este color es __________. 
  • Look here. Mira acá
  • What does he / she look like? Cómo se ve él o ella? 

 

Start raising children bilingually from the time they are babies. Read to them from a young age so they can start learning vocabulary  and build fluency in two or more languages.  

 There are so many books out there but these 12 have been my children’s favorite books to read when they were toddlers. Hope you enjoy them. 

 

12 Board Books you Have to Read with your Toddler in Spanish:

  1. Diez deditos de las manos y Diez deditos de los pies / Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes bilingual board book (Spanish and English Edition)

  2. ¿Dónde está el ombliguito? Un libro para levantar la tapita por Karen Katz (Spanish Edition)

  3. ¡Te amo, te abrazo, leo contigo!/Love you, Hug You, Read to You! (Spanish Edition)

  4. El camioncito Azul (Little Blue Truck, Spanish Edition)

  5. First 100 Words Bilingual (Spanish Edition)

  6. Huggy Kissy/Abrazos y besitos (Leslie Patricelli board books) (Spanish Edition)

  7. A is for Airplane/A es para avion (Alphabet Books) (Multilingual Edition)

  8. I Love You Through and Through / Te quiero, yo te quiero: (Bilingual) (Spanish Edition)

  9. Clifford’s Bedtime / Clifford y la hora de dormir (Spanish Edition)

  10. Cliffords Bathtime / Clifford y la hora del baño: (Bilingual) (Spanish Edition)

  11. Canticos: Los Pollitos / Canticos: Little Chickies

  12. Goodnight Moon / Buenas Noches, Luna (Spanish Edition)

 

*** Cuéntame – Chime in ***

What has been your son or daughter’s favorite Spanish board books? What would you add to the list?

 

Fabi

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