Dr. Little's Tri-Alphabets and More, English · Español · Français, a 2009 Moonbeam Children's Book Medalist, is an 'a, b, c' introduction to English, Spanish, and French. Readers will learn to identify familiar foods, animals and objects in all three languages. Knowing more than one language enriches vocabulary, improves academic performance, and enhances future work options.
The Author: Dr. Sylvia Hawkins Little penned Tri-Alphabets for Greer—English, Español, Françai as a present for her granddaughter's third birthday. She was inspired by her granddaughter's love of books, motivated by her son's foreign language expertise, and challenged to find relevant learning materials for gifts. Family, friends, and colleagues subsequently asked her to share her gift; Dr. Little's Tri-Alphabets and More English · Español · Français, a 2009 Moonbeam Children's Book Medalist, is her gift to you.
Dr. Little holds a Doctorate of Philosophy and Masters of Education from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Currently an independent education consultant, Dr. Little has been teacher, principal and school district assistant superintendent during her career; her work has concentrated in multi-ethnic school districts. She understands that today's young people must speak multiple languages to succeed in today's diverse, high-tech, information-oriented global society.
Garnering Praise and Rave Reviews, Readers Say
'Tri-Alphabets and More is a wonderful introduction to foreign languages for children. Dr.Little clearly recognizes the vast opportunities resulting from multilingualism, and in the form of this book has created a tool that is both engaging and educational. As an educator, the layout of the book makes it extremely functional for individual and whole group work. TRÈS IMPRESSIONNANT!' -- Franco Curet, Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher.
'Dr. Little's Tri-Alphabets & More is a cheerful, pictorial, and innovative introduction to the ABC's that outlines French and Spanish translations for each letter of the alphabet. This book creatively promotes the multi-language/multi-cultural society we are becoming. Great for the home or classroom. It pro vides us with a wonderful opportunity for young children to 'play' with language - thus helping to develop a foundation for sound literacy skills!' -- Gloria I. Johnson, MSW, Clinical Social Work, MAT, (Currently a Kindergarten Teacher)
'Dr. Little's book is perfectly structured to help children learn new words in different languages. Her word choices are both educational and fun. A great choice for any child, regardless of their first language!' -- Michelle Beebower, Youth Librarian
'The book is great. The pictures are clear and colorful. This concept is easy for parents to work with their children as well as educators. The earlier a child realizes that there are other cultures and other languages, the sooner they will develop a world connection. Great Job!' -- Catherine Moore M.A. Educational Consultant, Head Start