Leabhair do páisti i nGaeilge?
I'm looking for low reading level books i nGaeilge. Things that could be given to a child in Irish and they could read it. Preferably downloadable or buyable online, though I know that may be harder to come by. Please show me some, I would like to use them to learn as well as to teach my little brothers (5 & 6 who have watched me learn and are interested themselves)
Leabhar Breac publishes a lot of books for younger readers (including your brothers' age range). Cló Iar Chonnacht have a few too. I'm afraid I haven't read many children's books in Irish so I'm not sure about specific recommendations though I really like the look of Enric Lluch's work (he's Catalan in case you're wondering).
Clo lar Chonnact is pretty interesting, do you know if those books are online or have to be shipped?
I have purchased a lot of beginning adult books from that company...they have a good selection of fun books for adults...I know that they have books for kids too.
Are the books for adults suitable for beginners in Irish? I had originally thought kid books because typically books designed for kids are easier to read, so they're more suitable for learning a language, I would think.
I thought so too, but after buying a few books, the kid books were really too easy...just a few words per page. I started buying the adult learner books because the stories were more interesting and because the Irish was very simple. I did need to use a dictionary...but I was able to get through the stories. They are very short chapter books. The first one that I read was called Sorcha sa Ghailearai by Catherine Foley. It took awhile to read, but it was really good fun!
I thought that I was doing really well, so I purchased a book that was suitable for middle school students. I couldn't read it because it was super complicated...I stick to the adult learner books!