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15 Spanish Board Books that Promote Language Development in Babies & Toddlers

by Liliana Diaz July 20, 2020

15 Spanish Board Books that Promote Language Development in Babies & Toddlers

I often get asked for my opinion for the best Spanish books for toddlers from SLPs and parents, so here it is! I am sharing with you some of my favorite Spanish board books that I frequently use in speech therapy with my little ones. Best believe that at least one or more of these books is always in my speech therapy bag. Whether you are looking to build your child’s language skills, teach your child Spanish or provide speech therapy in Spanish with little ones, you cannot go wrong with either of these books. Each book can be used to target a variety of language concepts in order to build your child’s expressive language skills (words they can say) and receptive language skills (words they understand). I highly recommend these books each for the reasons listed below. I listed the common language areas that you can work on with your child or student when using the book. A link to each book has been provided. You can purchase each of the books on Amazon, simply click on the picture or title. 

 


La Oruga Muy Hambrienta

Language Targets:

  • Sequencing Events
  • Lots of Repetition of Words
  • Learning the Days of the Week
  • Common Vocabulary Words: Eat
  • Categorizing or Sorting Food
  • Describing food by Color, Shape, Size

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes | Spanish & English

Language Targets

  • Learn Body Parts
  • Common Vocabulary: Head, Shoulders, Eyes, etc.
  • Labeling Parts of the Body
  • Describing Parts of the Body
  • Asking and Answering “Where” questions (Where are your eyes?)

La Araña Muy Ocupada

Langauge Targets:

  • Labeling Animals 
  • Sequencing the Events of the Story
  • Common Vocabulary: Farm Animal Names
  • Learning Verbs
  • Answering & Understanding Questions about the Story (What is the spider doing?)

Where is el Chavo?

Language Targets:

  • Answering Yes & No Questions
  • Common Vocabulary: Under, Next to, Above, etc.
  • Learning Prepositions
  • Describing Prepositions
  • Answering & Asking Where Questions (Where is el Chavo?)

¡Hola, Granja! Hello Farm!

Language Targets:

  • Labeling Farm Animals
  • Learning to Greet
  • Basic Vocabulary: Hello, Animal Names, Thing you Can Find on the Farm
  • Learning Verbs: Wave, Eat, Sleep, etc.
A de Activista

Language Targets:

  • Labeling the Pictures
  • Rich & Advanced Vocabulary
  • Social Activism
  • Learning Verbs
  • Learning to Rhyme
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Describing the Picture Scenes
  • Learning a Variety of Adjectives 

¿Dónde está Spot?

Language Targets:

  • Answering Yes & No Questions
  • Learning Prepositions
  • Common Vocabulary: Open, Close, Look, Where, Dog, etc.
  • Answering & Asking Where Questions (Where is Spot?)

Little Chickies | Los Pollitos | A Bilingual Lift-the-Flap Book

Language Targets:

  • Common Vocabulary: Open, Close, Eat, Hungry, Sleep, Cold, etc.
  • Learning Verbs
  • Learning to Rhyme
  • Learning Adjectives 

¡Cu-Cú, Bebé!

Language Targets:

  • Learning Prepositions
  • Common Vocabulary: Open, Close, Ball, Shorts, Hat, etc. 
  • Answering & Asking Who & Where Questions (Who is it? Where is Baby?)

Counting with Frida | A Bilingual Counting Book

Language Targets:

  • Common Vocabulary: Brush, House, Flowers, Dress, etc.
  • Learning Adjectives by Number
  • Learning to Count
  • Learning Colors
  • Building Utterance Length

 


Singing | Cantando De Colores | A Bilingual Book of Harmony

Language Targets:

  • Learning Adjectives by Color
  • Learning the Colors
  • Learning to Rhyme
  • Common Vocabulary: Flowers, Bees, Rainbow, etc.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? | Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo, ¿Qué Ves Ahï?

Language Targets:

  • Sequencing Events of the Story
  • Common Vocabulary: See, Look, Animal Names, Colors, etc.
  • Learning to Rhyme
  • Repetition of Words 
  • Adjectives by Color
  • Describing and Labeling the Pictures 

 


El Camioncito Azul

Language Targets:

  • Learning Farm Animal Names
  • Learning Animal Sounds
  • Common Vocabulary: Truck, Pig, Duck, Frog, House, Tree, Up, Down, In, etc.
  • Describing the Pictures in the Story
  • Asking & Answering Where & What Questions (Where is the cow? What did the cow say?)

Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses

Language Targets:

  • Learning Verbs like Kiss
  • Common Vocabulary: Mom, Dad, Baby, Tickle, Giggle, Kiss, Sweet
  • Adjectives by Number
  • Learning to Count
  • Interactive, Your Child can Kiss You as You Read the Story

Indestructibles: Bebé, vamos a comer! / Baby, Let's Eat!

Language Targets:

  • Sorting/Categorizing Food by Color, Shape, or Type
  • Common Vocabulary: Eat, Banana, Orange, Watermelon, etc.
  • Adjectives by Color 
  • Labeling Vegetables and Fruits


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