Aquí te comparto la lectura en voz alta de mi primer libro ‘Millie va al espacio’. Lo estoy leyendo en español del libro en su versión bilingüe.
¡Espero que tú y tus peques lo disfruten!
So I finally got around editing the book so it can work out on in iTunes. It is a little bit more difficult than doing it on Amazon but I think I will get used to it for the next book!
I decided to do this because a lot of the people I know, especially in Australia do not have an Amazon account!
You can download the book here. And please, if you and your child enjoyed it, please leave me a review so other parents can find it. Thank you!!
In case you were wondering what the book looks like inside, here I read aloud Millie makes a new friend.
Let me know what you kids think!
Just this week I published the second book of Millie’s adventures. It feels like it has taken forever. I started this in April last year and after what it felt like thousands of edits I was finally happy with it.
This is the second (of hopefully many more) bilingual books for toddlers who speak English and Spanish.
I hope you like it!
Millie makes a new friend is now available on Amazon in English and in bilingual versions. 😀
Justo esta semana publiqué el segundo libro de las aventuras de Millie. Parece que me ha tomado muchísimo tiempo. Empecé con el libro en abril del año pasado y después de editarlo como mil veces por fin ya estuve contenta con como quedó.
Este es el segundo libro bilingüe (de espero muchos más) para niños y niñas que hablan español e inglés.
¡Espero les guste!
Millie hace un nuevo amigo ya está disponible en Amazon en español y en su versión bilingüe. 😊
So in an attempt to be a bit more professional, I finally organised a website for the books (yeii).
It is www.milliebooks.com
We all know that there are a lot of beautiful children’s books out there. But let’s face it, you can only read the Hungry Caterpillar so many times!
Even I have noticed that my little one has started to get bored with the same stories, but I have come up with ways to make things a little bit more interesting.
1. Be an actor. If you are not already doing this…. Make voices and entonations, different accents help too. Surprise your little one by getting out your inner actor. For example, if I read the Millie book to my baby I pretend the Rabbit on the Moon is Spanish and that Kliff and Kloff are ‘chilangos’. When I read ‘Wombat stew’ I lisp as the lizard talks and I pretend to be a posh lady when Emu is telling Dingo how to improve his stew. You might feel silly at the beginning but hey, your baby won’t judge you for your non Oscar performance!
2. Ask them to tell you the story. If they are old enough and they are talking, you can ask them to tell you the story based on the pictures. Relax and enjoy! If they are younger though, you may be able to point and ask ‘what is this?’ so they can tell you. Another option is to ask ‘where is the elephant?’ Or ‘where is the house?’. You will be surprised at how much they know!
3. Don’t read the story. Focus on other things in the pictures, name the items and relate them to your life. For example, if the caterpillar ate one apple, say how much your little one loves apples or if they are older, what is their favourite colour of apple?
4. Join your local library. We are spoilt in Australia on this one. However, if you live elsewhere Google will tell you if there are any libraries near you. Nowadays, local libraries have a lot of programs for kids and you and your family will enjoy more variety without going through the expense of buying new books. Alternatively, you can swap books with friends or buy them second hand at a local market or on Amazon.
5. Use books in a different way. This one is not so much about reading but about playing with books. You can stack them, sort them, build a ‘bridge’ for your baby to walk over them as an obstacle course. The idea here is to let your kids know books can be fun.