Reading and a love for books is strongly encouraged in our home. Though I know that it’s not for everyone I still like to encourage the kids to read when they can. Jael loves to read and has started a collection of his own having Goosebumps, Horrid Henry and The Magic School Bus books. Reading in English is a breeze for Jael but in Tagalog that’s a whole another story. He is gaining bit by bit and learning more words while trying to use it naturally in conversation.
That’s why Hiyas OMF Literature books are such a treat because they have books written in Filipino with parallel English translations. We took an afternoon to read some where I read the English translation and he read the Tagalog side.
Hiyas, OMF Literature’s imprint for children’s books, assists parents by publishing material that help children form healthy habits and grow in godly character. Hiyas offers a wide selection of books on different topics, ranging from books on values and health to Bible stories and activity books.
Dirty ’Yan, Judy Ann! (That’s Dirty, Judy Ann!)
The 2nd book on a series on health for preschoolers, I enjoyed reading this immensley with Jael. Every time we got to the line “Dirty ‘yan, Judy Ann” we would scream it together. Focusing on health and hygiene issues it was the perfect opportunity to impress on certain facts that I know Jael might be doing. Things like washing his hands. going to the toilet in school and playing and holding things when he’s outdoors. I even did a trail of germs story for him so he can understand just how dirty and dangerous it was to touch things and where those germs could lead!
Dyaran! Ang Kambal na Hebigat! (Tada! The Heavyweight Twins!)
PTC today and Jael is doing good. Still needs to work on his Filipino though so we read a few @omflit books that have Tagalog and English translations. These books are really helpful especially when read line by line in both languages for a better understanding. #reading #omflit #omfliterature #omfbooks #bookstagram #book #booklover #avidreader #reader #readersofinstagram
All three titles are available at National Book Store, OMF Lit Bookshop, Passages, and other leading bookstores nationwide. The books can also be ordered online through passagesbooks.com.