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Give the benefits of early language learning to your children!

Providing your children with exposure to other languages and cultures at an early age is one of the greatest gifts you can give. Among the most important benefits is that children will gain an ability to understand and communicate with people from different cultures and countries.

In addition, there have been numerous studies and evidence on the academic and cognitive benefits of early language learning, suggesting the following:

  • Children who learn second languages are more creative and better at solving complex problems.
  • Students of foreign languages score statistically higher on standardized tests conducted in English.
  • Children who learn a second language at a young age develop the ability to speak with native proficiency.
  • Foreign language study sharpens memory and listening skills.

All of our books are bilingual so you can read them in English or in any one of up to 40 languages, thereby aiding in language learning efforts.

Raise kids who will succeed in our diverse communities and world!

Young people who can speak foreign languages and are able to understand and connect with other cultures have access to more job opportunities. Creating youngsters who have this “competitive advantage” will also improve global communication.

Over 20% of the US population is either foreign-born or has a foreign-born parent. The Census Bureau estimates that by the end of the 21st century, minorities will represent more than half of the total population. And, as technology continues to improve the ease of global communications, the world is becoming increasingly interdependent. All this points to our responsibility, as parents and grandparents, to develop both an awareness of and a tolerance for other cultures among the next generation.

We aim to support you in your effort to raise children who can succeed in our diverse world. Our stories celebrate diversity and provide an enjoyable way for children to learn about other cultures and traditions.

Preserve your Heritage!

Many immigrant (or first & second generation) parents and grandparents find that our products provide an ideal way to teach kids about their native language and culture. Kids are also able to connect with the stories as they “see themselves” in the multicultural characters in our books.

Have fun with your kids and grandkids (while they learn)!

Above all else, when kids read our books and listen to our CDs, it’s not “work”, it’s fun. What could be better than when your kids learn while enjoying themselves? And you can rest assured that these are HIGH-QUALITY products. Our dual-language products…
  • Are consistently well reviewed with respected review publications (see sample reviews)
  • Have won prestigious awards for both the stories and illustrations
  • Are professionally translated in up to 40 languages
  • Have appealing, multi-ethnic characters
  • Are creative, clever and enjoyable
  • Develop tolerance, respect for others, and self esteem
  • Have strong, community settingsHave been used in schools and by parents throughout Europe and North America


Raise money for a favorite school or organization while supporting early language and culture learning

The Language Lizard Fundraising program was established as a way to support schools and other organizations that promote cultural and diversity awareness among young children.  Your school or organization can earn money through the sale of cultural and language-related products (as opposed to many fundraisers focused on selling candy or chocolate).  

The program is extremely easy to manage - there are no forms you need to collect and no inventory to manage or distribute.  The school/organization just needs to identify one volunteer to disseminate information to parents, requiring no more than a few hours of time.

To find out more about this program, please click here

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The following documents will help you choose books or CDs that are right for your children.


Celebrate diversity and expose your children to foreign languages and cultures

Language Lizard books and CDs can be used to teach children about the world's diverse languages and cultures. Many of the books also encourage a respect for diversity and help build self-esteem.

Lesson plans are now available on-line. Families can use activities in these lesson plans to help children learn about language and cultural diversity. Alternately, you may wish to share them with your children's social studies teachers.

Lesson plan themes include:
- Cultures and Customs
- Cultures and Folklore
- Understanding and Appreciating Cultural Differences
- Building Community
- Appreciating Diverse Cultures and Religions

Feel free to use or adapt lesson plans to meet your needs.
CLICK HERE to learn more about  and download the lesson plans.


How do I use a “dual language” text?

Your options are greater with a dual-language text than a single-language text.

You can choose to read the stories only in the foreign language, only in English, or you can read both language versions and watch your children as they gradually “pick up” new words and phrases.

The stories and illustrations are so fantastic that your kids will want to hear the stories over and over, providing you with many ways for them to enjoy the books.

I’d like to expose my students to languages that I cannot speak.
How can I do this?

All of our books are in English and up to 40 other languages. Many of our books come with accompanying CDs, so you and your children can hear the stories read in other languages, including both popular and less commonly taught languages. You will be able to find out which products have accompanying CDs by looking at the “related products” section in the description of an individual title.

In what languages are your products available?

Dual-language books are available in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Mandarin, Nepali, Panjabi, Patois, Pinyin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbo-Croatian, Shona, Slovakian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh and Yoruba.

What is the target age for the products?

Generally ages 2-12. Specific age ranges will be included in the descriptions of each product.

What products do you offer in addition to your dual-language books and CDs?

We offer colorful, creative dual-language posters with varying themes that can be used to brighten up your play area or your child’s room.

How can I stay up to date with issues related to childhood language learning and what your company is offering?

Please subscribe to our monthly newsletter (see below).

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