Please share this free and valuable resource with your Persian friends and family! Translations are free to download at the bottom of the page.
FREE Persian/Farsi Translations of Popular English Books
A message from Persian Preschool founder, Jayron Finan:
My dilemma: Reading to my son in English would make it even more challenging for him to learn to speak Persian. I needed to read to him in Persian but living in the U.S., there was such a limited supply of quality Persian children’s books. Furthermore, since I was born and raised in America, reading in English was easier.
THE SOLUTION: Translate popular English books to Persian with the text in both Persian script and the phonetic English! And share them, for free, to other families looking for the same thing.
I’ve started with many of the most popular English children’s books that most people already have or should have in their library. If you already have them, perfect! All you need is your own full sheet label paper and printer. Once you've chosen your books from the list below, download the translations located at the bottom of the page. It’ll take you less than 10 minutes to cut the labels and stick them on the pages.
Persian Preschool Bookstore
Who benefits from these books?
Iranian-American families who speak Persian to their children but cannot read Persian. Many second generation Iranian-Americans can speak Persian but don’t know how to read it very well, if at all. Furthermore, they cannot find phonetic English translations of Persian books...until now!
Iranian-American families who are having a hard time finding quality Persian books to read to their children.
Unfortunately, most Iranian-American families in the U.S. don’t have
easy access to Persian books.
Parents of babies & toddlers who want board books in Persian. It is practically impossible to find board books in Persian and parents with young children know that board books (not paperback or even hardcover books) are the only kind of book you put near an infant or toddler! Even older children love board books. In addition to the board book version, we’ve included the larger paperback/hardcover versions that are available in most books. Just choose the version you prefer when downloading.
Native Iranian parents who want to expose their children to the American culture through quality books. Although
Iranian families speak Persian at home, they want to acclimate their
children to the American culture and there’s no better way than to engage them with popular
American books and stories.
Children and adults who are learning to read in Persian. Learning how to read Persian is not an easy task, so we’ve made it a
whole lot easier by including the phonetic English equivalent below the