B small publishing specialise in bilingual books and activity books for young children. They sent me a selection of their books for review. Despite barely understanding a word beforehand they looked wonderful.
This lovely glossy cover A4 size book is packed with games, puzzles, dot to dot and wordseacrh. I had a great time doing these activities with my 7 year old and learnt a fair few French words along the way. There are press out dolls included too and each phrase gives you it in both Frnech English and phonetic spelling so you say it right. A lovel,y fun way to learn French £5.99
There is also a fab, really simple but great book called 50 French Phrases and it is a real basics guide to French. It incorporates learning into games puzzles and play ideas. Again a fun, interactive way for you to home educate your little ones in basic French £5.99
B small publishing also sell language learning story books and they sent me the sweet book George the Goldfish which has both English and French versions of the story on each page. It is actually a lovely story of a pet dying and is quite moving . Its also a really good way for children to quite naturally pick yup another language. Comes with teaching tips! £5.39
La nourriture Food is first bilingual book and it has just one word on each page and cute child friendly pictures. It has it in English on one page then French on the next. Great for the very young. Nicely illustrated too.Again a simple pronunciation guide is included. £3.99
More Hide and Speak Spanish is a book teaching 130 key Spanish words using thr method of look cover and speak, It has wipe clean flaps so kids can practice as much as they need too ! The usual simple pronunciation guide is included. There are 15 themes with 9 words in each to break it down and make it manageable, A really useful learning tool £5.99
Last but not least was their marvellous book Cendrillon which is Cinderella in French , The book is also a mini theatre with 16 Cinderella characters to colour in and press out a play script in French and notes for teachers. It is allowed to be photocopied too. What a lovely, lovely, unusual book! £9.99
If you are at all interested in helping your child learn another language and starting young do check out B small publishing these boooks do make language learning fun and playful.