8 Fun Bilingual Board Books for Baby (Spanish and English)

Having been born in Puerto Rico, and living there until the age of eight, means that Spanish was my first language. I try hard to speak Spanish with my kids, sing to them in Spanish, and read to them in Spanish. Since their dad doesn’t speak Spanish, I am their only source for the language. It’s hard and I don’t always get it right, but exposing them to this second language is something I am going to keep doing so they learn about half of their heritage and culture.

Board books are a great help since they provide kids with a visual when hearing the words in Spanish. Bilingual board books in English and Spanish are even better because anyone in the house can read them to Baby – even big sister! Here are a few ideas for board books to get you started.

  • A is for Airplane / A es para Avión

    A is for Airplane / A es para Avión

    The ABCs are probably one of the first things we introduce babies to – whether through song or a book. This bilingual book will help you teach baby the alphabet in both English and Spanish.
    Buy it on Amazon

  • Bright Baby Bilingual Touch & Feel: Numbers

    Bright Baby Bilingual Touch & Feel: Numbers

    Baby can learn about numbers in two languages and feel his way through the book with the touch & feel aspect!
    Buy it on Amazon

  • La oruga muy hambrienta / The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    La oruga muy hambrienta / The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    I love that this classic children’s book can now be read to baby in Spanish as well as English.
    Buy it on Amazon

  • Colors / Colores

    Colors / Colores

    Baby can learn about colors in this Bright Baby book using photography of real objects to accompany the text.
    Buy it on Amazon

  • Animals / Animales (The World of Eric Carle)

    Animals / Animales (The World of Eric Carle)

    There’s no doubt that Eric Carle’s imagery is wonderful for children. This bilingual animals book will be great for baby!
    Buy it on Amazon

  • Mouse Paint / Pintura de ratón

    Mouse Paint / Pintura de ratón

    Cute book about three little mice getting themselves into some paint trouble!
    Buy it on Amazon

  • My Big Book of Spanish Words

    My Big Book of Spanish Words

    Great way to introduce baby to Spanish vocabulary!
    Buy it on Amazon

  • My Very First Book of Shapes / Mi primer libro de figuras

    My Very First Book of Shapes / Mi primer libro de figuras

    Your baby can learn about shapes while enjoying illustrations from Eric Carle!
    Buy it on Amazon

Melanie writes about parenting and life balance at ModernMami.com.
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