Wife, Mummy, Nurse: The Family - La Familia Book Review

10 November 2013

The Family - La Familia Book Review

Charis loves learning Spanish. I find one of the easier ways to teach her is informally, using everyday words that she already knows. One way this is accomplished is by reading bilingual children's books and pointing at pictures.

The Family - La Familia by Suzy Liebermann. The book starts out with Spanish and English greetings one uses when they start a conversation. Some of the words we have learned so far are:

  • Abuela: grandmother
  • Abuelo: grandfather
  • Amigos: friends
I recommend the book only if you are starting out learning Spanish or have a young child. It is very repetitive, which is good if you have a three year old, but if your child is older or has already learned Spanish, I don't think this book is for you. The pictures are colorful which helped keep my daughter's attention.

Do you teach your children a foreign language?
If so, what methods do you use?

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  1. I don't have any little one's yet but when I do I want to start teaching them a foreign language at a very young age, my parents started teaching me french when I was a little one and I'm thankful for the skill everyday! Love this little book, such a fun way to educate kids!

  2. We have been exploring how to count to ten in about six languages. It's fun for me to learn a bunch too!

  3. Love this! My husband thinks the girls should learn Spanish, so they know a few words, but a book like this with repetition would definitely help get a few more words in their vocabulary.