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.

To know more about these unit studies, please click here.

If you believe that our children need to learn more about their own country, please share this page with other parents. Thank you!

Tahanan Books (available at the shop)

Ay, Naku! ~ 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 ~ 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. 

Adarna House (soon to be available at the shop!)

Si Putot ~ 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!

Sandosenang Sapatos ~ 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 one to two unit studies every month, so check out this page once in a while! Or, you may also subscribe to our mailing list to get updates not just on new unit studies but about events and special bookshop offers too!

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Honney said...

This is awesome, Mariel! I downloaded the unit study for Sandosenang Sapatos so I can discuss it further with my son. We also plan to collect other titles from Hiyas and Adarna, so I will definitely come back here. Thanks a lot!

Mariel @ The Learning Basket said...

You're welcome! Let me know how your "study" goes please! :)