My book, Modern Filipino Alphabet, is out! No words can describe how happy I am to be able to provide more Filipino children's book options on amazon, as currently, there are only a few. And it is so vital to impart our language and culture to the next Fillipino generation. To quote a friend, Richter Ognita, "edukasyon ang magiging sandigan ng isang kabataan, ng kanyang sarili para sa kinabukasan at kanyang pagkatao."
Modern Filipino Alphabet is in bilingual text, in Filipino and English. There is also an accompanying video, which is embedded below, so that if you're not a native speaker, you can follow along and learn how the words are spoken. To order the book, click here.
I remember being a newly minted parent scouring for books for my child's library and being overwhelmed. It can be challenging. Find one you like and your child may not. I have pretty much resorted to reading books once to see if they are appropriate, and then test reading a few times with my 2 year old. Luckily, we have an amazing library system here in Orlando to do just that. Only when I am sure that a book is a keeper do I buy.
Below are a few that have really worked for us after reading hundreds. I didn't include some of the more popular titles, as those are already too easy to find in bookstores.
A. Catchy - I grouped here books that have smooth flowing rhymes, catchy sounds, or one-of-a-kind characters. These are books you'll probably be using your funny voices with.
B. Educational- Staples like alphabet and numbers, as well as those that give room to teach moral values and culture.