Our dual language collection includes a range of popular fiction picture books, non-fiction information books and tales from around the world. Some of these include Aliens Love Underpants, Handa’s Hen, the Swirling Hijab and Jill and the Beanstalk. Each of these books is written in both English and a second foreign language such as Arabic, Somali, Ukrainian, Urdu and Cantonese. Through reading these stories, children can begin learning a new language, while also engaging with timeless classic tales.
According to research, maintaining at least 2 languages is an advantage for later academic achievement. For this reason, it’s in bilingual and multilingual children’s best interest to be supported in all the languages available to them. However, many young children with EAL experience anxiety about communicating in English at school. Dual language story books can help in bridging this gap, encouraging language development and communication whilst still creating a sense of comfortability.
For more information on how you can support bilingual learners using dual language books for primary school and early years, contact us today on 0161 683 4400 to find out more or fill out our contact form here.