Let us help our children appreciate their country and their language more! Click on the links below to download The Learning Basket’s Guides to Enjoying and Learning from Philippine Children’s Picture Books. These are available for download for FREE, just click on the book titles.
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Si Jepoy Dyip
Si Jepoy Dyip is the innovative story-and-toy-masterplan by Foldabots creator Jomike Tejido. The first book in a series of six books, Si Jepoy Dyip tells the story of a jeepney who becomes the first school service after saving children from a flooded street. Enjoy exclusive coloring pages by Jomike himself!
Ay Naku! tells the story of a day in the life of Botbot – in 65 Filipino words. It is a funny and endearing read-aloud that is perfect for learning our language, country, and culture.
The Mats is about the colorful hand-woven mats, or banig, that a father brings home to his family. The children and their mother excitedly wait for the mats, which are personalized with their names and designs special to them.
The Chair King
The Chair King is about a giant who bullied a town to get his way. Read about how we used this book to introduce the idea of Philippine Independence Day to our preschoolers!
From Manila With Love
From Manila With Love is a story of a young girl who visits her “home” for the first time. It is a simple but rich story that is a perfect introduction to the beauty of the Philippine culture to Filipino children.
Si Putot is about a dog who is ashamed of his very short tail. When he gets to talk to a worm though, he realizes that he has nothing to be embarrassed about.
Isang Mayang Uhaw
How can a small sparrow quench his thirst after four bigger birds get their fill and leave him with a nearly empty glass? Have fun in this unit study learning about Philippine birds and solving a problem through science!
Araw Sa Palengke
This a story about a little girl’s trip to the wet-market with her mother. She describes what she sees, hears and does in her adventure
Ang Pambihirang Sombrero
Ang Pambihirang Sombrero is about a girl named Mia and her magical hat that can hold many things on top. Its illustrations are both silly and magical with lots of details to think and talk about. You’ll also get to tour Filipino neighborhoods!
Dalawang Bayani ng Bansa
This is a is a simple retelling of the lives of the two greatest heroes in Philippine History. It compares and differentiates the lives and style of Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio while highlighting their common love for the country.
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When Time Turned
A young boy travels back in time to old Manila. Talk about maps, neighborhoods, public transportation, and types of homes in the Philippines. Compare, too, then and now.
Sandosenang Sapatos tells of a father’s love for his disabled daughter. With this book, you and your child can talk about loving one’s self, gratitude and humility, jobs, and the circle of life.
We will be adding unit studies every from time to time, so check out this page! If you have a favorite local children’s books, we would love to know about it too!