Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Bilingual Baby English-French First Colours (Children's, Non-fiction, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

April 2015, Autumn Publishing, 10 pages, Hardback, Review copy 

Summary from Autumn Publishing
With Bilingual Baby, little ones can start learning languages alongside first words.

With flaps to lift up to reveal beautiful illustrations, children will enjoy learning their first words in French! As foreign language are introduced at an early stage, a strong foundation for learning at school is created. First words are introduced in both English and French in clear, descriptive text with pronunciation guidelines.  

Nayu's thoughts     
While not bilingual myself, I learnt French from a young age simply because it was fun. I know the joy of understanding vocabulary, and I appreciate how important it can be for children to be brought up with 2 or more languages in their home. The more fun learning is, the easier it is to remember the information. Whether the reader of this book is young in age, or much older but wants an enjoyable way to learn not only colours but a few nouns, this sturdy book is perfect for that purpose. 

It's wipe clean – a must for those prone to have sticky fingers. It's easy to lift up the flaps on each page which have a similar picture of the coloured object, only drawn in a different way, and with the opposing language's phrase. I had fun lifting each flap and guessing what the French would be – I think I got 1 wrong, but only served for me to remember the correct phrase. Parents have a brilliant way of teaching colours in both languages in this stylish engaging read.

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