My First Haitian Creole Dictionary
With colorful, eye-catching illustrations to stimulate imagination and curiosity, My First Haitian Creole Dictionary is specially designed for children ages 5 to 12. It contains more than 1,000 everyday words (from colors, animals, household items, foods and more)―each illustrated and translated into Haitian Creole. The illustrations are arranged alphabetically by English so even young readers can easily search for words, and each one is labeled with clear, bold type.
Recent studies suggest that children should begin learning a foreign language before age 10 for best results. This dictionary is a fun, engaging way for parents or grandparents to introduce Haitian Creole to young children. Teachers will also find the dictionary useful for students who are learning Haitian Creole or English from Kindergarten and up.
Haitian Creole developed around the 18th century during France’s colonial occupation, and contains elements of French along with strong influences from Spanish, Arabic, Táino, Arawak, and English. It is spoken by about 12 million people worldwide, and is the only language of most Haitians.