We recently visited another library near us. It has a brand new state-of-the-art building and is HUGE. One entire floor is dedicated to the children’s section. As we explored the new space, I discovered several shelves of Vietnamese language books! I had to keep myself from jumping up and down. I wish I’d had these when the kids were younger.
I discovered a new to me series of board books that teach toddlers and preschoolers basic Vietnamese words on concepts such as colors, fruit, and opposites. Each concept is illustrated with bright, bold photos or illustrations. Perfect for young language learners.
I think they’re also great for older folks (like me) who need a refresher on basic Vietnamese terms. These Vietnamese-English bilingual books don’t have a pronunciation guide, so if you’re not a speaker, ask someone to record them or Skype to help you for the first few reads.
Even though Sophia and Jaxson are past the age for board books, we like these because they have bright, fun photos. I hope you’ll find them as useful as we did. I might even sit my husband down and teach him more Vietnamese words.
Bilingual Vietnamese English Children’s Books For Early Language Learners
My Bilingual Book Smell (EnglishVietnamese) This isn’t a board book and has complete sentences as opposed to short terms (compared to the others). The English text rhymes but the Vietnamese doesn’t. It’s still a fun read for you and the kids.
That’s just 7 in the bilingual book series from Millet Publishing. You can see the entire list of their Vietnamese bilingual children’s books on Amazon.