Bonding through Books: SPRING READING!

Babies are comforted by the sounds of their parents’ voices, and from the start one of the best ways to bond is by reading aloud. Making reading a part of your child’s regular routine every day helps develop early language, vocabulary and listening skills. In fact, studies show that children whose parents read to them regularly each day do better in school.

While experts recommend reading aloud for half an hour every day, any time spent with your child reading books, talking about your day or singing is useful for learning and bonding. This spring, check out these nature-themed books that are perfect for reading aloud. Each is widely available in bilingual editions at your local library. Visit lapl.org/kids/books/bilingual for more information.

BILINGUAL BOOKS FOR SPRING:

Rainbow Fish Colors

by Marcus Pfister

This beautiful book introduces young children to the colors of the rainbow through the world of underwater sea creatures.


Bugs for Lunch

by Margery Facklam

In this fun, rhyming, bilingual text, readers are introduced to a variety of interesting bug-eating animals, from geckos to trout — and even people! Includes additional facts on each animal.

Who Hops?

by Katie Davis

Which animals hop, fly, slither, swim or crawl? Little ones will learn about all sorts of animals and how they move — in this colorful, simple story!

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