When Barbara Scanes, the author of Learn Spanish with Luis y Sofía, suggested writing stories to teach Spanish from Year 3, I wasn’t sure how it would work. Would we be able to make the storylines simple enough, while being engaging at the same time? I needn’t have worried.
In the first book, Buenos días, mamá tries to wake up Luis and Sofía. She calls out ‘¡Buenos días Luis! ¡Buenos días Sofía! ¡Levantaos!’ The children stay fast asleep. What can she do to make them wake up?
The story is told via speech bubbles and is a fabulous way of introducing children to useful commands such as ‘mirad’ and ‘escuchad’.
As with all Luis y Sofía stories, there’s a twist at the end. Barbara Scanes, the author, says that she used her own children (who are now in their 20s!) as role models when thinking of what Luis and Sofía would do.
Written entirely in Spanish this original, fun story uses repetitive phrases and simple sentences to embed vocabulary and language structures, making it ideal for Spanish beginners.
With engaging, full colour pictures and simple language on every page, this book can be read to, by and with children of any age.
Children with early Spanish language skills will gain confidence, and develop their language skills, when they realise they are able to read and understand a storybook in Spanish.
An audio enhanced e-storybook of this story is available exclusively as part of the Learn Spanish with Luis y Sofía 1a Parte Starter Pack.