So far January has been rainy, muddy and I’ve been busy making plans for the rest of the year ahead. As a writer I have lots of ideas and inspiration swirling around in my head all the time, and I thought I’d ask some parents what books they’d like for their bilingual kids to see if there might be an overlap.
The Swenglish mums and dads in my Facebook group gave me some great ideas ranging from books about typically Swedish words and expressions, to tomtar and trolls, and stories where girls don’t need to be rescued but are in charge of their own destiny. I was very excited to hear that some of my own ideas were reflected in what their little ones would like to read. I have a few little projects up my sleeve that will take a while to finish so I can’t talk about them yet, but I think they’ll tick quite a few of those boxes!
What’s up next?
So what’s up next? My little boy is still loving the simple ‘point and say’ type of books so I will continue building his vocabulary with some more simple Swedish/English bilingual word books. You can expect to see them in the next few months and I hope your little ones will love to come along and learn with him too.
At the moment I’m also working on an exciting little book for toddlers about the Swedish Easter celebrations and I love seeing the fun images together with the short story I wrote. But more on that later.
Now, over to you - What would you like your bilingual kids to read about next? Let me know by leaving a comment below (or if you’re receiving this blogpost via email you can simply hit reply).