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- Bilingual Stories
- Mobile Apps
Here are some ways to use technology to bring bilingual stories to your program.
*Disclaimer: we have not checked the accuracy of the translations in any of these resources.
Ana Lomba Early Languages:
These stories from Ana Lomba Early Languages are iPad apps available as separate purchases or as part of a membership plan – and each story can be purchased in English/Spanish, English/French, or English/Chinese. Each one has the writing and narration in both languages, organized in scenes to facilitate discussion and play.
- The Three Little Pigs
- The Little Red Hen
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- The Ugly Duckling
Sarah and Granny:
Sanoen Ebooks for Children at www.sanoen.com offers an iPad app with a story – Sarah and Granny - in English, Spanish, French, German and Catalan. It offers a variety of interactive elements, animation, games, discussion questions and an option to personalize with a photo your child.
Many public libraries subscribe to Tumblebooks so their websites can provide free online stories, games and activities in different languages. Check your local library site or learn more here www.tumblebooks.com
International Children’s Digital Library:
This free (supported by donations) website provides access to ebooks in multiple languages at http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
Dott Meets Watt:
This very simple story, available as an iPad app from www.storybookexpress.com, may be relatable to beginning readers. It is unusual in that it is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Questions at the end facilitate discussion.
Fred Rogers Center/Ele Produced Apps:
- Alien Invasion
- You can create conversations and dialogue around Alien Assignment by asking children probing questions and comments as they play, such as: Where can you find “something heavy”? What else could you have taken a picture of “something heavy”? Which did you think was the hardest clue? Which picture was the most fun to take? Why?
- Out-A-Bout is intended for outdoor play. Ask your child, “what is one of your favorite outdoor places? Why is that your favorite place?” If possible, take your child to your favorite outdoor location (local park, etc).
- Everyday Grooves
Everyday Grooves is an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app to encourage routines and structure through song.
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