“Learn the language from the same books English mothers and fathers teach their children. They are simply the best.”
NO textbook can be so interesting for little child such as lift-the-flap books or books with beautiful pictures of animals or other babies.
When starting to introduce English to little children I have the best experience with following books. Kids (including mine) demand to read them over and over again. And frequency of listening to the new language is what matters the most.
When you finish reading comment interesting pictures in your own words. Make your moments together as lively as possible for example with funny sounds and pretend voices.
- Noisy Peekaboo: Choo! Choo! When you lift the flap it makes sounds. One of our girls favourite. Easy for English beginners if it is your mother tongue or not.
- Where’s Spot?: Eric Hill. Our kids wanted to read it again and again. Great to practice locations such as under, behind, in,….
- No Biting! (Lift-The-Flap Book): Karen Katz. Educative and fun reading esp. for small children and beginners with English. Lifting flaps is always fun.
- Very Hungry Caterpillar: Eric Carle. Very nice book. Our favourite one. Introduces food and days of the week and has funny holes made by the caterpillar. Check out animated version of this book on my video gallery.
- Hush Little Baby: Sylvia Long. Our favourite before going to bed. You can sing this book as a lullaby. Kids will love it.
- From Head to Toe Board Book: Eric Carle. Great for exercise and learning phrases such as “I can do it”.
- Fisher-Price: Our Animal Friends by Fisher-Price. Why not to learn English words from the same books English kids do.