The benefits of bilingualism in early childhood are immense. Studies show that children who learn a second language, like Spanish, enhance their cognitive abilities, improve problem-solving skills, and even gain better cultural awareness. And what better way to learn a language than through the magical world of literature? Spanish books for kids not only teach language; they open doors to new worlds, fuel imagination, and foster empathy.
What are some classic children’s stories that almost every child can recall?
Green Eggs and Ham, The Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, and Charlotte’s Web, to name a few!
If your child reads these in their first language, imagine how quickly they will acquire vocabulary and comprehend the same story when it’s written in their new target language (aka the language they are learning, which, if you’re reading this blog post, is likely Spanish!)
Literature provides context to language learning. It’s not just about learning words; it’s about understanding them in the frame of a story, which enhances memory and comprehension.
Whether you’re a dedicated school administrator seeking to enrich your Spanish curriculum or a parent eager to introduce your child to the wonderful world of Spanish, these books are must-reads for your young learners and the perfect resources when learning a new language.
Top 10 Spanish Books for Kids
At Sarah’s Spanish School, we blend beloved books with our interactive and engaging online classes. Our state-certified Spanish teachers bring these stories to life, using them as tools to teach conversational Spanish to kids of all ages in a fun and enjoyable way.
These Spanish edition books can be incorporated as supplementary reading material, enhancing our existing Spanish curriculum with engaging stories and illustrations. We incorporate literature into our Spanish curriculum to ensure students are on the path to proficiency!
1. Little Chickies / Los Pollitos
This book captures one of Sarah’s Spanish School’s most beloved songs, Los Pollitos Dicen! It is a staple in our young learner’s curriculum, and we just know your child will love it too!
2. Alma and How She Got Her Name / Alma y Cómo Obtuvo Su Nombre
Our names often tell the story of our families. This story captures the importance of identity and family as a young girl learns about what her name means!
3. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? / Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo, ¿Qué Ves Ahí?
Another staple in our curriculum is this children’s classic! This story allows our learners to learn and reinforce colors and animals!
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar / La Oruga Muy Hambrienta
One of the most popular children’s books of all time (with good reason!) This story not only teaches children about the life cycle of a butterfly but also introduces basic counting, days of the week, and various foods.
5. The Color Monster / El Monstruo de Colores
Children are full of emotion, but they can’t always tell us exactly how they are feeling. El Mostro de Colores explores complex feelings in a way that all of us can understand, allowing everyone to promote the importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL).
6. Our Class is a Family / Nuestra Clase es una Familia
Whether you’re a parent sending your child to school or a teacher in the classroom, this book will highlight the importance of unity, friendship, and togetherness within a classroom and help alleviate any first-day jitters!
7. Green Eggs and Ham / Huevos Verdes Con Jamón
Repetition of vocabulary when learning a language is essential! Meaningful exposure to the language helps support the acquisition of a language. The book assists by providing many meaningful repetitions of vocabulary in a fun way!
8. Dragons Love Tacos / Dragones y Tacos
Ready to add the heat with this story? There is nothing more fun than tacos and dragons! This story is not only funny and enjoyable but also a great way to introduce your child to food vocabulary.
9. Goodnight Moon / Buenas Noches, Luna
Need a new bedtime story? This bilingual edition of the beloved classic Goodnight Moon is a perfect gentle introduction to new words in English and Spanish, which we use in our Spanish curriculum!
10. Charlotte's Web / Telaraña de Carlota
Another enjoyable story found in our curriculum is Chatlotte’s Web. This story is such a hit that we have a full unit dedicated to this beloved tale!
Learning Spanish with Sarah’s Spanish School
At Sarah’s Spanish School, our focus is on making learning fun and effective! We use stories, songs, and games to teach Spanish, ensuring that children are engaged and excited about learning.
For School Administrators: Ready to bring a world-class Spanish program to your school? Request more information or book a discovery call with us today.
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Contact us today, and let’s make learning Spanish through stories an unforgettable experience for your young learners!