Automotive Deals HPCC Learn more Discover it Pink Floyd Amazon Fashion Fire TV Stick Sun Care Handmade school supplies Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer TarantinoCollection TarantinoCollection TarantinoCollection  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 All-New Kindle Oasis Water Sports

ESL Preschool Favorites

Natalie
The list author says: "These books have been big hits with my English as a Second Language preschool students in China and Japan."
GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA (Picture Puffins)
GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA (Picture Puffins)
"Great first book to read to your students.  There are only a few lines of language, and it is all repetitive so your students can pick out the differences.  The pictures are so engaging and have more going on than you might think."
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Book & CD)
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Book & CD)
"Teaches a few animals and the colors in a rhythmic prose that will have your students reciting it aloud with you. They love to anticipate the next animal, and can be done with simple actions to go along with the story."
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A)
"Best alphabet book ever.  Great little story, interesting developments and fabulous illustrations that bring the alphabet to life.  New way to teach the abc's besides singing the same old abc song."
Dear Zoo: A Lift-The-Flap Book [DEAR ZOO 25TH ANNIV/E-LIFT]
Dear Zoo: A Lift-The-Flap Book [DEAR ZOO 25TH ANNIV/E-LIFT]
"Very simple book that has children learning the name of a few animals.  My students start getting excited about which animals they are willing to send back to the zoo, however everyone is willing to send back the poor snake."
Rosie's Walk
Rosie's Walk
"Great for teaching prepositions like under, through, past, etc.  And the silliness of the fox will definitely keep them entertained."
Open the Barn Door (A Chunky Book(R))
Open the Barn Door (A Chunky Book(R))
"Although learning animal names and the sounds they make may not be helpful when they are adults, learning to listen to and repeat sounds that are not necessarily part of their first language is."
First 100 Animals
First 100 Animals
"Not a book I actually read to them, but they bring it to me and ask "what's this?" and learning words when they are ready."
Sesame English ESL For Children Animals & Pets 2: A Zoo For Jenny/Where Is It?
Sesame English ESL For Children Animals & Pets 2: A Zoo For Jenny/Where Is It?
"If you can find it in your own country it may have Tingo occasionally explaining a little in the local language."
Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics (Thinpak Packaging)
Scholastic Storybook Treasures: Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics (Thinpak Packaging)
"Has lots of great books animated.  Great to show the kids after you have read them the story a couple of times.  They may pick up some intricacies they didn't get from the reading."
Baby Einstein - Baby Da Vinci - From Head to Toe
Baby Einstein - Baby Da Vinci - From Head to Toe
"At first I wasn't a fan, but allowing the children to yell out the words and phrases they do know changed that.  There isn't a lot of language, but there are multiple shots of the the words used to reaffirm the kids concepts of the language."
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest
"As you can probably tell this is a good way to introduce superlatives, while expanding the the children's animal vocabulary."
White Rabbit's Color Book (Little Rabbit Books)
White Rabbit's Color Book (Little Rabbit Books)
"Not only does this book do a good job teaching colors, but it teaches the mixing of colors (ie. blue and yellow together make green)."
Mouse Count
Mouse Count
"Helps reinforce numbers, both forwards and backwards."
But Not the Hippopotamus (Boynton on Board)
But Not the Hippopotamus (Boynton on Board)
"Allows the teacher to explain there are various terms for the same idea (a hog is central to the story, so explaining a hog and a pig are the same thing) as well as a great way to introduce the word "but.""
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z (Harcourt Brace Big Book)
Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z (Harcourt Brace Big Book)
"My kids love learning the names of animals and foods.  Lots of books teach about animals, but this one has tons of fruits and vegetables.  It also allows you to introduce beginning sounds - "P is for pineapple, papaya, potatoes" - in a simple fun way."
Trashy Town
Trashy Town
"A bit more complicated but you can focus on different pieces each time.  You can focus on the verbs, or the locations the trash man goes, or full and empty, or questions.  An animated version is available on the 100 Storybook classics DVD."
Cookie's Week
Cookie's Week
"After teaching the days of the week this was a great way to reinforce it.  It is very simple and repetitive, yet it will help with the concept everywhere and help expand some vocabulary.  I'd never taught them the word toilet before, but now they know after Cookie the cat falls in one and gets water everywhere."
Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books)
Yummy Yucky (Leslie Patricelli board books)
"Adds new vocabulary, but is really great for connecting to something concrete.  I brought in hot sauce and chocolate sauce and had the children try them (also coffee and cookies).  Kids adore this book."
Ten Black Dots Board Book
Ten Black Dots Board Book
"Very simple book, but interesting enough to use for a little more advanced students, too.  After reading it once or twice I began to tell them what was on the next pages without showing them the page to get them to actually listen and visualize my language."
Where's Spot?
Where's Spot?
"Simple lift the flap which was a big hit with the kids.  Reinforces questions and the concept "where," but also good for discussing nouns, prepositions and reinforcing animals."