Do you often struggle with children to get them dress before heading out the door? It’s not easy to teach kids the importance of getting dress. It’s more than a struggle. But how can parents help children in getting dress?
Picture books are excellent resources to help educate children about getting dress. Whether it’s using the proper clothes for adequate whether or using dress-up costumes for playtime, children can learn the right time to use these clothes.
The Spanish books listed here show dressing can be a learning experience at any age. Many of these books should be read together and emphasize the need to use certain items at particular items.
“Clothes/La Ropa” by Mary Berendes
This picture dictionary is a great tool to teach children the different names of clothes in Spanish and English. Kids can learn what clothes are right for each season and type of weather. Names of accessories are also included. Additional resources are available. ISBN: 9781592969890
“Nuestra Comunidad Global: Ropa” by Lisa Easertling
This nonfiction Spanish book explains the difference in clothes and the other types of traditional clothing in other culture. Illustrations are followed by simple easy-to-read text. It also depicts the different uniforms workers use to do a particular job. ISBN: 9781432904470
“Mi lugar preferido” by Dana Meachen Rau and illustrated by Julie J. Kim
Children will love to read how this little girl’s favorite place to hide: the closet. While other family members discover the best place to be, she finds hers. In there, she can imagine she’s many different people, read, and so much more. The closet is more than a place to store your clothes. It’s a place of imagination. ISBN: 051625250X
“Vístete, Robertito” by Lone Morton
This bilingual picture book is a great illustration of how children can be undecided. From trying on sweaters for summer or bathing suits for winter, it can be an unexpected experience in getting dress. The book greatly presents the many clothing children like to wear in a humorous way. ISBN: 0764151290
“Está preparado señor coc?” by Jo Lodge
In this fun pop-up book, Mr. Crocodile has fun trying on different clothes from his closet. Preschool children can enjoy this Spanish colorful picture book and find a great surprise at the end of the book. ISBN: 9788426361929
“Froggy se viste” by Jonathan London and illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
When Froggy decides to go outside to play in the fresh snow of the season, he finds that winter can also mean plenty of warm clothes. His mom advises him to wear socks, pants, socks, and other clothing. But as his enthusiasm builds up, it also makes him tired and sleepy. This Spanish book is great for emergent readers. ISBN: 9780670874149
Find these great books at your local library, bookstore or Amazon: Children’s section. And read them with your kids to inspire literature in a fun way. Add them to your home library today.