In celebration of Multicultural Children’s Book Day tomorrow, CalicoKidz is reviewing 1, 2, 3, Sí!: A Numbers Book in English and Spanish, a colorful, fun and educational board book for young children who are beginning to learn to count. It’s colorful illustrations and photographs of art, music and animals, some from the San Antonio Museum of Art, instill an appreciation for diversity as children learn how to count in both English and Spanish.
The book begins with page one asking “How do you make music? (Como haces musica), displaying a photo of a guitar (una guitarra). Another page displays 8 different animal types and asks the question “Can you name each animal?” (Puedes decir el nombre de cada amimal,) featuring eight diverse animals for children to learn, including a zebra, duck and horse .
What’s even more wonderful about 1, 2, 3, Sí!: A Numbers Book in English and Spanish is how it also incorporates humor into its learning. For example, on another page, it features an illustration of two pea pods with olives for eyes, and asks the reader “Can you play peek-a-boo?” – in both languages, giving children not only the chance to learn the sentence in both English and Spanish but giving children something funny to count and laugh at.
I can’t say enough good things about this charming book! If you have a toddler that is just learning to count, it’s a great book! If you know a young child who is multi-racial or bi-cultural who is learning two languages, it’s a great book! If you simply want to introduce a young child to art or language, or numbers, 1, 2, 3, Sí! is a great book! Enrich a child’s life today and buy them 1, 2, 3, Sí!: A Numbers Book in English and Spanish!
1, 2, 3, Sí!: A Numbers Book in English and Spanish
Author/Publisher: Trinity University Press
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