One request I see over and over is for bilingual audiobooks. These are especially valuable to busy families needing educational activities kids can do independently, as well as for those families in which the parents don't speak Spanish, but are raising bilingual children.
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Bilingual Fairy Tales
So when Adam Beck reached out to me and asked me about sharing his book, 28 Bilingual English-Spanish Fairy Tales & Fables (aff), I agreed. Adam is an author and bilingualism expert. He's written numerous books on bilingualism for parents. And this book is a tool he created to help engage children with familiar stories as they learn and practice a new language.
This is a very simple book - there are no illustrations. But the stories are short and fun retellings of familiar tales such as The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood, The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, and many more.
It comes with full text in English and Spanish; first the English story, followed by the Spanish version. Inside the book is a link for you to type into your web browser for access to the individual audio files for each story. Just click to listen. This is perfect for monolingual parents raising bilingual kids. But it is also great as an activity to keep the kids busy while parents are working at home. Teens will also benefit from listening to the stories for the pronunciation guidance.
Beck has also included different ways in which to use the book with children of various ages, which is super helpful, not just for parents, but educators, too.
And, of course, audiobooks as a whole are incredibly useful tools when it comes to language acquisition. Children can listen to them over and over to learn not just pronunciation, but basic grammar and word placement within a sentence. They are a great way to build up confidence in young learners.
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More Spanish Fairy Tale Resources
If you'd like to supplement this book with additional fairy tale resources, take a look at these sites:
- 6 Enchanting Stories to Read and Watch Online :: FluentU
- 11 Spanish Fairy Tales: Free Reading Materials for Every Age :: Spanish Academy
- Fairy Tales in Spanish :: The Fable Cottage