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Bilingüe Book Buddy: Cows Can't

By listening to and reading aloud bilingual titles in the "Cows Can't" collection, young children will learn the names of dozens of animals and be exposed to rare vocabulary - reinforcing early reading skills. These titles are perfect for young listeners and early readers.

Nene Bilingüe seeks to provide bilingual homes the tools and resources to promote language development while nurturing parent-child interaction. Libro-Tivities are academic and fun activities to help families re-engage with bilingual books.

Reading bilingual books can promote biliteracy, inclusivity, and multiculturalism through storytelling, expressions, and illustrations. So pick up a book and keep reading!

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Titles in Series:

Cows Can't Jump / Las Vacas No Pueden Saltar

Cows Can't Blow Bubbles / Las Vacas No Pueden Hacer Burbujas

Cows Can't Spin Silk / Las Vacas No Pueden Hilar Seda

Cows Can't Quack / Las Vacas No Pueden Graznar

Author: Dave Reisman

Illustrated by: Jason A. Maas


3.a Las Vacas No Pueden Saltar

Materials Needed: Game Board, Markers, Pencil, Paperclip, Game pieces

Play a board game with a reading and movement components. Print and decorate your game board how you’d like. To make the spinner - hold a pencil at the center of the paper clip, when you flick it, the paper clip spins and lands on +-1 or +-2. Using any small manipulative as a game piece, take turns. Spin the spinner to see if you get to move forward or backward. Where you land, read the action word and act it out. Continue to take turns until everyone reaches the end of the path. Game is for 2 or more players. All action words are found in the book Las Vacas No Pueden Saltar.

3.b La Vaca Dice

Materials Needed: List

Play a version of Simon Says. Act out the instructions only when the leader says “La vaca dice…” Play a commutative or collaborative version. Either way, have fun acting out different animal noises. All the vocabulary is found in the book Las Vacas No Pueden Graznar.

3.c La Vaca

Materials Needed: White Paper Plate, Large Popsicle Stick, Black Paint, Googly Eyes, Glue, Construction Paper: Brown, White, Pink

Create a cow mask. Use it while you play the games or while you read the books. Cut out ears using white and brown paper. Cut out a large oval using pink paper for the snout. Paint black spots randomly on the back of the white paper plate. After the paint dries, glue the construction paper pieces and googly eyes. Paint or draw the nostrils on the snout and a smile. Glue the popsicle stick on the back to hold it up to your face.

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