Feb 13

French fun for Valentine’s Day


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Feb. 14th is almost here and as usual I like to weave French vocabulary building into celebrations as much as I can (while still keeping them fun, of course!).  Each year on Valentine’s Day, I prepare a treasure hunt for … Continue reading

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Oct 31

Top 5 sources for French learning materials

Finding good sources for French learning materials is not easy. When I first started teaching my children at home, I had trouble finding resources for French. Today I thought I’d share with you the top 5 places that I go … Continue reading

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Oct 17

17 French shows for kids on Netflix

We recently jumped back on the Netflix bandwagon.  I had cancelled our account last summer because we just found we weren’t using it.  We get regular TV by antenna and my husband set up a Digital Video Recorder using an … Continue reading

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Sep 26

French resources for learning about apples (activités d’apprentissage – les pommes)

Fall is a great time to learn about apples and apple vocabulary in French.  Here are a few resources to help you with that. Paper apple relay Last year at this time, we did a paper apple relay race with … Continue reading

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Aug 17

How to teach your kids to cook healthy food the easy way with Kids Cook Real Food eCourse

A few years ago, one of my friend’s sons called her from his university dorm because he didn’t know how to boil an egg.  When she got off the phone with him, she repeated the conversation for those of us … Continue reading

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Aug 08

4 apps to help your kids learn French

Apps are a great way to learn and practice French – when you can find good ones.  Here are 4 that you’ll want your kids to try.  [They will like them too!]. French language learning for toddlers Fun factor:  good … Continue reading

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Jun 23

Five Fun French ideas for summer (+3 resources for fall)

After this post, I am taking a bit of a blogging break for the month of July.  I’ll be back in August with some more ideas for the fall. Looking for some quick, fun, and easy ideas to practice French … Continue reading

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Dec 03

French music from La Montagne Secrète and Suzanne Pinel

As I mentioned recently, I’m working on adding more French to our lives through music.  I stumbled across La Montagne Secrète, a company that produces a number of titles.   Thankfully our library carries most of the collection, so we’ve … Continue reading

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Nov 05

French e-books for kids: a roundup of sources

We rely on our local library a ton when it comes to getting French books.  My son and daughter each read a French book aloud most days.  I also read a few books aloud to them.  Then we have our … Continue reading

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Oct 29

Fall schedule dump, successful gym classes and not-so-successful field trips

I’m noticing that the fall scrambles are hitting our household.  You know that feeling of having taking on too many activities and having no time left over for anything else?  In prior years, I have pushed through the feeling.  This … Continue reading

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