I adore cute children’s books. I always have, even before I had children. Escucha Means Listen is one of those cute kids books I love. It challenges children to listen to what they hear in the world around them. I love the illustrations in this book! They’re bright and colorful to really hold children’s attention when you’re reading to them. The book also tells what the word for many of the sound or sound makers are in Spanish, so it can be used when you’re working on teaching your child to speak Spanish.
I had the opportunity to ask the author, Talia Nunez about some things we can do in our everyday world to help children appreciate the world around them. Here is her list:
10 Things To Help Your Children Appreciate The World Around Them
From: Talia Nunez
- Take a walk.
- Hike up a mountain, rock or hillside.
- Walk along a river or stream.
- Listen to the birds sing
- Go for a bike ride.
- Watch the rain or snow fall.
- Dance in the rain.
- Jump in puddles.
- Smell flowers.
- Swim in any body of water.
Escucha Means Listen
From the mowing of the lawn to the splish-splashing of rain puddles, Talia Aikens-Nuñez’s bilingual picture book Escucha Means Listen introduces toddlers and babies to the sweet sounds around them.
Take a journey through the world—just listening. Escucha Means Listen helps children discover sounds around them in English and Spanish.
Buzz. Buzz. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
Las abejas (The bees) circling the flowers.
Woosh. Woosh. What do you hear?
El viento (The wind) is whistling by.
Shh. Shh. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?)
Las hojas (The leaves) are dancing on the trees.
Author Talia Aikens-Nuñez
Talia Aikens-Nuñez wanted to be a meteorologist, a politician and a lawyer. She never thought she would be a writer. It was the birth of her daughter that caused her to start writing. Raising a bilingual child inspired Talia to write lyrical children’s books. These ‘first experience’ books introduce Spanish to children and parents too! Talia’s family loves nature so much that she and her husband vowed that they will always try to live close to water. She, her husband and daughter live on a river in Connecticut with their daughter Isabella.
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