Is your little one starting to read in Spanish? When your child starts decoding words independently, it’s such a magical time! From learning letter sounds to reading syllables, to blending those syllables into simple words, your child is on the way to reading on his/her own.
To encourage beginning readers, I’d love to point you in the direction of some wonderful, quality easy reader books! Getting a variety of engaging books in their hands will inspire them to get the practice they need to continue growing in their reading skills. Finding a series or theme (books about animals, unicorns, or a favorite character like Peppa Pig) that interests them will keep them motivated. And it will encourage a love for reading and learning!
Look for some of these at your library or add a few to your home’s book collection. Then set up a daily quiet time and place to snuggle up for reading practice and enjoy helping your child learn and grow in their literacy skills. Learning to read and then reading to learn – books inspire children to play, dream, imagine, create, and explore the world!
Nonfiction science readers by various authors exploring topics like dinosaurs, animals, life cycles, weather, and even historical figures. A top favorite of my second grade son. He’s been enjoying and learning from these books for a few years now! (K-3)
Unicornio y Yeti by Heather Ayris Burnell, illustrated by Hazel Quintanilla (PreK-1)
Un libro de Cangrejito by Jonathan Fenske (PreK-1)
Usborne Leyendo aprendo Series
Nonfiction, science-related readers by various authors with titles like “Animales peligrosos,” “Vivir en el espacio,” or “El planeta Tierra,” among others. Wonderful photography and interesting facts for science-loving kids. (Usborne’s website says ages 5+, I’d rate them for grades 1-3)
Spanish and English bilingual readers by various authors that come in levels 1-3 on a variety of topics. (PreK-2)
Enjoy! Let me know which ones are your family’s favorites in the comments below, or if you have any other suggestions I could share. Thank you! Stay inspired with some beautiful quotes on reading from Reading Rockets.