Finding the most appropriate materials or books for a particular lesson is such a joy for independent homeschoolers like us. That’s why we were so happy to have bought Tahanan Books’ new board books designed for children who are 0-4 years old.
Kumilos Tayo, Ate! and Kumilos Tayo, Kuya!, written by Ompong Remigio and illustrated by Bunny Vivero are perfect for our preschool homeschool lessons this June.
We are starting to teach our little boy how to read simple Filipino words. This month, we have lined up seven letter sounds for Rio’s reading lessons. We also decided to teach him the different parts of the body in Filipino. The two “Kumilos Tayo!” board books made teaching these topics fun, easier and more relaxed for us.
Teaching the different parts of the body and the corresponding actions they make became easier when we used these board books.
Mata for ipikit and idilat
Paa for tumakbo and lumukso.
Kamay for ibuka and itulak.
The action words included in the books are familiar activities that children do. Using these words worked well in getting my son’s interest which also made it easier for him to focus on learning how to read.
Nagmano : Laging nagmamano si Rio kay Lolo Diko.
Tumakbo : Mabilis tumakbo si Rio sa park.
Syllables are also written in different colors. In the other Filipino book we are using, syllables are separated by hyphens (ma-ta-ba), making it harder for my little boy to blend the words when these are removed.
The one word per spread also encourages children and even parents to create stories. In “Kumilos Tayo, Ate!”, the book starts with the word idilat and ends with ipikit. At bedtime, I use this book to engage my son in a conversation about the activities he did the entire day. He will tell me these words : laro, ligo, kain. When we reach the last page and word, it means it’s time to close his eyes and sleep.
I can’t wait to let Rio experience the word “sumipsip”as shown in the book. It reminds me of my favorite summer activity with my kababatas (childhood friends) – sipping something out from those santan flowers.
We will definitely bring along these board books when we hit the beach, magbabasa kami habang nagduduyan!
Nanays, what are your favorite Filipino storybooks? Name some of your children’s favorite Filipino action words. Let’s share our favorite picks and stories.