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Whether you are a parent teaching your preschooler at home or a preschool educator preparing for the new school year, it's important to have a collection of books that you read aloud to your young students. Children should be read to daily for at least 15 minutes. It's important to remember that those 15 minutes can be spread throughout the day and not limited to one sitting. So you might begin your day with one book, read another before nap time, and a final book before bed.
And because I strongly believe that children should see themselves reflected in the literature they read (or that is read to them), I've put together a little list of 10 books that are by or about Latinos. These books were chosen for their content with preschoolers in mind. You'll find counting books, alphabet books, and even some on shapes and colors. Read them once, read them twice, or read them over and over again throughout the year and you'll be in great shape, helping your child to learn key concepts that are typically taught in preschool.
by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy
by Roseanne Thong and John Parra
by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and John Parra
by Tony Johnston and John Parra
by René Saldaña Jr. and Carolyn Dee Flores
by Jeanette Winter
by Sherry Shahan and Paula Barragan
by Maya Christina Gonzalez
by Carmen Tafolla and Amy Cordova
by Pat Mora and John Parra