How to First Language Books for children

Posted on March 19th, 2018

Learning a new language can feel daunting. Those lucky enough to be brought up bi lingual by parents speaking more than one language have a real advantage in my mind, surely the best time to learn is when you are young, as is the case for many things. I have just taken up learning Greek with my husband and we are both struggling to make progress between the conflicting demands of running the business, bringing up our children and our older forgetful minds! I only ever had the opportunity to learn French at school and that wasn’t until secondary school, but times are changing. Children now have the chance to learn many more languages at school and learning can start from early Primary years. If you fancy bringing out the budding linguist in your little one and have them comfortable with the concept of learning other languages from an early age then the new ‘How to …..’ First language books in 5 languages from Wide Eyed Editions, part of the Quarto group, could be the perfect beginning.  Read on to find out more.


First Language Books for Children


We have been looking at How to Say I love you and How to count 1 to 5. Both books cover 5 languages: English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin and are aimed at young children from age 4 upwards. Meet the children from each country on each double page and learn to speak with them by pressing the button on the side of the book and repeating the phrase.  


Pages from I can count and I can say 1st language books


What we love about the ‘How To ….’ first Language books

  • These books are short and sharp and perfectly designed for inquisitive youngsters with not too much information.
  • Progress is quick with one set of words for the whole book, in 5 languages, one per page.
  • The hardback format makes it durable for reading over and over.
  • The words are spoken as well as written on each page by pressing the face for interactive multi sensual learning
  • Illustrations are tasteful and appropriate to each language, culture and situation


Need to Know

Books in the series  2: I love you, Count 1 to 5
Published by Quarto Kids
RSP £8.99 per book
Format:Hardback, audio and visual. Batteries included.
Written byKenard Pak
Age 4 – 7
Available fromQuarto online shop, Amazon


Win your copy of How to Count and How to Say I love you with Quarto and Coombe Mill

For your chance to win a copy of BOTH of these lovely first language books simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

How to… in 5 languages


We were sent a copy of these books for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and options on the book are entirely my own. Guests visiting Coombe Mill can borrow our copy of these lovely first language books from the games room book shelves.