Mother’s Day is around the corner! Any holiday is an opportunity to get our kids chatting in Spanish, so I’ve compiled a list of books in Spanish to celebrate our moms, mamas, mamis, mamás, because really, they are the most special beings on earth.
A story of a birdie that is looking for his mama. This was one of the first books I got my son when he was born. I read it so much at some point he memorized it and said “Mama, yo leo” and he would recite it to me.
In this book, Jimmy the bunny and his siblings want to find the perfect gift for mama, so they start getting creative with ways to express their love.
The first time I read this book I had to skip a page because my voice cracked and I could feel my eyes swelling up. This book is about the circle of life, we see a mom tell her son as a newborn how much she loves him and how she will always love him, and watch that son grow up, until he has a child of his own. Of course, you also see the mom growing older. Absolutely beautiful. My son loves it too, he recently recited the song in the book to me (and yes of course I had to hide my tears).
It is so much fun to read this book with my munchkin. The book goes through all the ways that mamas show their love– me lee cuentos, me da de comer, etc. (she reads me stories, she feeds me when I’m hungry, etc.) It’s a great opportunity to get kids talking. I always ask my son follow up questions– What kind of books does your mama read to you? What is your favorite food? It is a great way to build vocabulary! A bonus in this book? You can learn all the names of animals and their babies.
Osito is a little bear who wants to do it all… will he listen to his mama’s advice? (in Spanish)
I love that this book shows children that moms (and women) can be in the military. It shows kids that women can work in careers seen as traditonally only for men. It is also a great books that helps kids to learn about the military.
Do you have other suggestions? Leave them in comments below!