First foreign language word board books

As you all know, my parents live in Spain and I’m eager for Monkey to speak Spanish as he grows up.  I recently came across a couple of First foreign language word board books from Sterling Books which would make a charming addition to any youngsters book shelf. How Penguin Says Please and How Tiger Says Thank You have taught both Monkey and I a few new words in different languages!

First foreign language word board books

Both books are written by Abigail Samoun and illustrated by Sarah Watts and introduce younger children to the words Please and Thank You in eight different languages – English, French, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin,  Japanese and Spanish.

The books follow the same format, but with different characters.  So in How Penguin Says Please, we follow as she going on a round the world adventure.  She says please when asking for cakes in France, when she wants to take a taxi to the Pyramids in Egypt and when asking for a cup of tea in India.  Each language word has a phonic sound split too, to help children (and parents) ensure the work or phrase is said correctly.

Tiger is also off on a world-wide adventure and we follow her in How Tiger Says Thank You as she buys a Russian Doll in Russia, drinks coffee by the Nile in Egypt and as she goes on a rickshaw ride in China.

At the end of each book there is world map showing where each character has visited. Although these are board books, my 5 and half year old has been enthralled as we’ve both got to grips with some new languages.

I think they are a great idea and I hope there will be more in the series.  Priced at £4.99 I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate links below for your reference.

disclaimer:  we were sent the books mentioned in exchange for an honest review

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

3 thoughts on “First foreign language word board books

I'd love to hear from you and try to reply to all comments