Hello! Here’s the read aloud of “Millie goes to the ocean”, this is the English version and I hope you and your kids enjoy it!
Hace unas tres semanas, estuve en entrevista en el podcast de Reto Bilingüe. No había tenido la oportunidad de subir el link aquí al blog y pues aquí está. 🙂
Me encantó esta experiencia puesto que pudimos platicar sobre la magia de los libros bilingües. ¿Y cuál es esta magia? Da clic aquí y entérate.
Sometimes our kids ask to read the same book again and again, so much so, that we end up learning it by heart. In the case of alphabet books, you don’t only have to read from A to Z in that order. Here I share some tips so your trip through the letters of the alphabet is more fun.
Ask your child what the illustration is, what is it for, what colour it is. When your child says the word emphasize the sound of that word. If it is an armadillo you can say “AAAAArmadillo”. If it is a dinosaur you can say “DDDDDinosaur” and so on. The idea is that your child can relate that sound to the letter he is seeing.
This works very well with kids older than 3. You can pretend to say the wrong letter or the wrong word for the illustration. If your kid already knows that letter, they will be very happy to tell you the right letter. If they don’t realise you have it wrong, maybe you need to wait a little bit to use this tip.
You can talk about something special about the illustration, either the colours, the shapes or the characters expressions. Don’t forget to be expressive with your voice. For example “Poor Little fishy, the crocodile is going to eat it!”
Don’t limit yourself only to the word in the picture. Ask your kid what other words start with that letter.
You can show them how to do it and they can copy you. This is great if the letters in the book have textures, are embossed or a are hidden within the picture.
So there you have it, these are my tips to get the most out of your alphabet books. If you have different tips to the ones I included, feel free to share in the comments.