Bilingual Stories for Young Learners: Podcast & more

June 1, 2012

Grounded in research and collaboration with early childhood centers, IDRA has developed a set of supplementary curricula and illustrated bilingual big books and small readers now used in more than a dozen school districts to improve teaching and learning for children who are English language learners.

Semillitas de aprendizaje™ focuses on the creation of school-home relationships of mutual value and respect, bilingual materials and curricula that reflect children’s cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and curricula that nurtures and prepares students to succeed.

Below find a flash-animated sample of the stories created to focuses on literacy development and has culturally-relevant materials for early childhood and primary grades as well as a podcast conversation with IDRA’s Juanita García, Ph.D., and Nilka Avilés, Ed.D., on how they are using Semillitas de aprendizaje™ with teachers in alignment with Head Start competencies and Ellen Galinsky’s seven life skills every child needs.  Also