BigKids Bilingual Books produces books written in Arabic and English to promote learning Arabic in an environment where mostly English is spoken. Our books provide a unique format, encouraging readers to read Arabic while providing the English on the same page as an aide. For this reason you will notice that the Arabic print is of a larger font than the English, for example. This naturally guides the eye to the bigger, Arabic font that serves as the reader's 'encouragement' to read the Arabic rather than the English that we already know. The books also open up from left to right to get the reader used to reading an Arabic book. It's like a training-wheels-for-reading-Arabic book!
The reader will find easy-to-understand definitions of diffucult words in written Arabic (fosHa) along with their translations to spoken Arabic ('ammeya) and English in an in-page mini-glossary. They will also find a full glossary at the end of the book. With an all-important touch of Arabic culture in each story, our books will surely please the reader while secretly improving their Arabic!
A BigKid can be 5 or 55 years old. It's never too late to learn a language. Especially a child born to native Arabic speakers who already has some knowledge of the language stored in their brain. For example, a child born in America to Egyptian parents who responds to their Arabic-speaking parents in English is a BigKid at any age. All you have to do is learn a few letters, read some easy words, then pick up a book and you will unlock what you already know. Maybe you don't know that you know, but you know...you do know!
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