Pilipino Library: Ay Naku!
If there is one Filipino phrase that has made it’s way into my everyday vocabulary it is most definitely, “Ay Naku!” I say it no less than 100 times a day and if you ever read the pages of Ay Naku, you will absolutely understand. This book was tender to my heart as I saw my life on the pages of this cute story. Parenthood, childhood and family is something universal, no matter what language we speak.
‘A boy’s night of mischief is told in 65 simple Filipino verbs and everyday dialogue, perfect for toddlers. For an inside peek, follow this link.’
I am a huge fan of simple language in children’s books, especially when it’s a second language. I saw words that were familiar, for example, ‘He’s making hubad!’ I also read words I am an unfamiliar with but lucky for us there is an index at the end of Ay Naku to learn new vocabulary!
I love children’s books and learning, especially along with my children. Reading children’s Filipino books have been a great way for us to dive deeper into Pinoy culture. If you are wanting to immerse more into your Manila life, start with books!
You can buy a copy of Ay Naku from Tahanan Books.