This week's Storytime Bilingue features Buenas Noches Luna, the Spanish translation of the beloved children's book Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. We love the vivid language and images, and the black and white contrast pages are particularly compelling for the little ones whose eyesight is still developing. You'll see how much Mateo interacts with the book during this reading!
Recording, editing, and producing these bilingual story times has given us a purpose during this difficult time of mandatory social distance quarantine, and the positive reviews and feedback we have received have helped us feel a little less lonely. I hope as you view and listen to our bedtime story read aloud, that we can bring you a few minutes of lightheartedness and contentment, and to everyone we wish a good night!
This is a story I have nearly memorized, because I read it to Maya consistently before bed during our bedtime routine. We've read it so much, she practically has it memorized, too. Sometimes she likes me to read it aloud, and sometimes she likes to "read" the book by describing the images. I actually wrote about her as an emerging bilingual reader in my earlier blog post, Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader, but the highlight of that post is that research shows repeated readings of the same book really benefit early literacy and vocabulary acquisition. For that reason I am lucky that I like this little book so much, since we read it almost every day.