Monday, January 12, 2015

Un Recorrido por la Selva

This post is part of a series, 31 Days of Spanish Books for Kids. Please click HERE for the complete list of posts. {Each of these posts contain affiliate links. Thanks for supporting this blog!}

I love Spanish books from Barefoot Books. Not only are their books beautiful, but the Spanish is well-done in most of them. Un Recorrido por la Selva is no exception. Roaming through the Amazon jungle as each page is turned, the reader gets introduced to the various wildlife.  Sloths, pink dolphins, butterflies, and venomous frogs are described through rhyme. The back of the book provides several pages of information on the jungle, indigenous people, and animals that reside there.

Not only is this a great book because of the way the language flows in Spanish (the rhyming helps with that), it also can be a great teaching book. One way to use it would be in a jungle unit. Another part to focus on in the book are the different verbs that are used to express how the animals talk like gorgotear {gurgle}, decir, bostezar {yawn}, and tararear {hum}.  Using the book, you can teach these actions and sounds. 

Here are some ideas to go along with the book (some are in English, but may spark ideas on what you can do in Spanish).

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