Receive Free Bilingual Children’s Books

The benefits of reading aloud to children are numerous, but for bilingual families, cuddling up with a bedtime story isn’t always a simple task.

Infinity Car Insurance seeks to help bilingual families read together through its Read Comingo program. Read Comingo is a literacy program that promotes bilingualism by providing parents with free bilingual children’s books bimonthly.

Children and parents can learn from each other with these books that are written in both English and Spanish.

“Read Conmigo is important for Hispanic families because many parents who don’t read English fluently hesitate to read to their children at home in Spanish. Studies show, however, that bilingual reading is equally effective at maintaining and improving reading skills and educational levels,” said Greg Fasking, Infinity Auto Insurance’s vice president of consumer marketing. “This is why our books are in both English and Spanish, so that parents and children can read aloud together at home.”

Since Read Comingo’s launch in March of 2011, it has provided schools and families with over 350,000 free books.

Read Comingo gave us some tips for making the most of your story time:

  • Point to the words in the book, as you read aloud together with your child
  • Create a regular schedule every week to read together as a family at home
  • Asking your children to recall parts of the story in the books, and use the illustrations to help identify words

To receive a free bilingual picture book every other month, sign up at www.readconmigo.org.

Photo courtesy of Infinity Auto Insurance

 

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  1. by kendra

    On December 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Great article, thank you for sharing. Not to detract, but I think your article misspelled the program’s name. Conmigo (not “comingo”) means together, as in Read Together or Read With Me. Maybe just an overzealous auto-correct. Thanks again for sharing!