Teaching little one to read in Spanish is definitely one of my priorities. I was thrilled to find My First Bilingual Little Readers: Level A: 25 Reproducible Mini-Books in English and Spanish That Give Kids a Great Start in Reading (Teaching Resources). I love that this book has pull-out pages that you can actually make copies of, and make them into mini-books you can color. The words used in the mini-books are simple, and high frequency words in both English and Spanish. A big plus for me, since little man prefers I read to him first in English then in Spanish. The wording in the mini-books also has rhyming, repetition, and helpful illustrations on themes such as, friendship, seasons, birthday, school, and pets. 
Since we have already started working on our vowels. We are now working on “sight words.” Although, I have to say that in Spanish, I guess we really don’t have “sight words” like in the English language. But I did find common or frequent used words that I can incorporate into little one’s daily Spanish learning routine. I found this great website with printables they have the “teacher’s” version, and a “student’s” version where you can print two (booklets) on a sheet, and make two “sight word” booklets.
For little one’s Spanish lesson we read together the sentences in both Spanish and English from the mini-book. Making sure we emphasized the words “yo & veo.” As we were reading he wanted to color, and circle what he was actually “viendo” (veo).


As we were reading, I asked him in Spanish, “Cuántos lápices ves?” in Spanish, and I was sweetly surprised (again) on his response in Spanish “Cinco lápices.” Of course, I gave him a high-five! This was a short and simple Spanish lesson that we will practice again.

Do you have any resources that you use to teach your child another language? I would love to hear from you! Please comment, like, share or pin!

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  1. Those look like fantastic resources lovely that they separate out to copy as well.

    We have lots of baby board books that I'm reading at home which my friend brings us back from her holidays in Spain. They are wonderful for those basic words and work great for toddlers which is the age of my children.

  2. These look wonderful! So glad to know about this resource, and soooo impressed with all the work you are doing with your son!

  3. I'm always so impressed with what you come up with – this looks like an amazing resource and I love that your son is learning to read in Spanish!! Well done Mama!

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