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Language Lizard, LLC is your best resource for award-winning bilingual (dual-language) and multicultural children's books, CDs, posters and world maps. Books are in English with Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese-Simplified, Chinese-Simplified+Pinyin, Chinese-Traditional, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English-only, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Nepali, Norwegian, Panjabi (Punjabi), Patois, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Shona, Slovakian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh and Yoruba. Our newsletter, CULTURE CONNECTION, offers helpful information on early language learning for parents and teachers raising bilingual and multicultural children.
OUR PRODUCTS make UNIQUE GIFTS for infants, toddlers, foreign language students and new immigrant families. Many Asian, Indian, European, Middle Eastern, Hispanic and African-American families read them to help preserve their ethnic heritage. They make great new baby gifts, birthday gifts or gifts to celebrate ethnic holidays and festivals such as Ramadan, Chinese New Year, Dawali, Chanukah/Hanukkah, Easter, Baisakhi, Eid-Ul-Fitr, Wesak and Christmas. The illustrated bilingual picture dictionary is a great teaching resource and popular gift available in over 40 languages!
TEACHERS have used these books successfully in the classroom as a resource for diversity education, foreign language teaching, and English as a Second Language instruction. The world folk tales, fables, myths, legends and cultural stories help kids learn about other cultures, traditions and languages in Mexico, South America, Latin America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Some books expose children to diverse religions and beliefs including Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, and Islamic/Muslim beliefs. Books have multi-ethnic characters and illustrations to teach students about racial diversity and ethnic differences and to help them understand and celebrate diversity.
FAMILIES use these picture books and board books to expose children to other languages, help them respect ethnic, racial and religious diversity and teach them to tolerate differences. Children love reading the folktales from Brother's Grimm, Aesop's Fables and other Egyptian, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, South Asian and European fairy tales and legends. Parents and grandparents use the books to introduce a Hijaab, Sari, Magen David, Patka, Church, Wat, Mandir, Mosque, Gurdwara, Synagogue.
LIBRARIANS offer these bilingual books and CDs to meet the needs of their ethnic patrons as well as students studying foreign languages and English as a Second Language.