August 17, 2016
Adarna Book Fair is visiting Zuri’s school for 2 days just in time for Buwan ng Lahing Pilipino. ? While Zuri was at rehearsals today for their Buwan ng Lahi Program, I was able to shop at the Adarna Book Fair. I bought some really nice books (at 10% off!) that Zuri enjoyed reading as soon as we got home. Check them out! ?
Dumaan si Butiki is an award winning book that teaches simple Filipino words/sentences using clear illustrations. I read this book to Zuri, then she translated the Filipino sentences to English, so I was sure she understood the Filipino words. Rupert and I are all for English-speaking children and Zuri is one. But we have always made it a point also to bring up Zuri to be, at the very least, bilingual – proficient in both English and Filipino.
Over and Under is an English book that features simple opposite words with easy-to-understand illustrations. This book is very good for beginning readers. ?
My Ate and I/ My Kuya and I is actually a back-to-back book with two titles. This book is a step higher compared to Over and Under in terms of reading difficulty because it uses not just words but complete sentences. For children who can already read simple words, this book that features simple sentences is the next step.
Sanayang Adarna 1, Sanayang Adarna 2 and Weewoo are all activity books with instructions written in Filipino. These books help children master their letters, numbers, shapes and colors, practice their counting, writing and drawing, exercise their observation and analytical skills and enhance their creativity and imagination. I highly recommend these books.
I was so happy to see Si Langgam at si Tipaklong and Si Pagong at si Matsing! I read these storybooks as a child. I remember buying these titles at PHP 10 each when I was in Grade 1. Now, I got Zuri’s copies at PHP 70 each. Adarna offers so many storybook titles, it was so confusing to choose which ones to buy. I picked these two because I already know how the stories go. Haha. ?
Si Pagong at si Matsing is written in both English and Filipino, a good aid in teaching bilingual readers. Si Langgam at si Tipaklong is written in Filipino. These stories teach moral lessons that will stay with their young readers for life. ?
Market Day is a very interesting book that talks about what it would be like to go to the market in various Southeast Asian countries. This book will be more timely in October which is United Nations Month but I can’t pass up a good book when I see one. ?
I saw Figure This Out 2 at the Adarna Book Fair but I did not buy anymore because Zuri already has these two books above which I bought from Powerbooks last year. Figure This Out and Figure This Out 2 are books that challenge a child’s logical thinking. I also highly recommend these books. ?
For more information about Adarna books, visit their website at: http://adarna.com.ph/
Thanks for reading! 🙂
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