Jul 14

Sara Jordan’s Bilingual Songs CD set (product review)

This CD collection is my favourite for language learning. Each song introduces simple terms in a fun and memorable way. Best of all, the music is appealing for all ages! We borrowed the first two CD’s from the library and … Continue reading

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Jun 16

Cricket Kids app – Opposites (Contraires)

App available for ios, Android Price – $1.99 Languages: French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese This app teaches kids different pairs of opposites. My son (age 7) has been using it for a while and he really likes it. In … Continue reading

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May 15

4 ways we use technology for French

I have a love-hate relationship with technology.  I love the way it has opened up different avenues for learning all kinds of things (including French and other languages), but I hate the way it’s so easy to get sucked into … Continue reading

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Mar 08

Ziraf topical teaching kits

Ziraf produces monthly activity/craft kits that will ship to your door automatically if you choose the subscription option.  The kits are geared to pre-school age, but I was able to stretch them to use until my oldest was 7 because … Continue reading

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Dec 08

Book series: Mes premières histoires

I borrowed these books from our local library thinking they would be a good set of readers for my 8 year old.  Given the title of “My first stories,” I thought the vocabulary would be quite simple.  While there were … Continue reading

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Dec 08

French Sing & Learn

French Sing & Learn is a downloadable resource that you can use with your children to sing your way to conversation.  After working through the material, you and your children will know and understand 10 French songs.  I’ve been using … Continue reading

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Dec 01

French sing & learn – available Thursday

I am so excited to announce that I have a new product coming out this Thursday, December 5th!  French Sing & Learn is a great way for children to learn new vocabulary and have fun at the same time.  After … Continue reading

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Oct 02

Rat de bibliothèque picture book series (with audio CD’s)

A book series we have been using around our house lately comes from ERPI (Éducation du Renouveau Pédagogique Inc).  This company produces a ton of French resources.  The most frustrating part is figuring out which ones are appropriate.  Their web … Continue reading

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Aug 11

Bisou by TFO

This site is produced by TFO, which is “the French-language public cultural and educational television network of Ontario.”  We used this web site quite a bit a few years ago when my kids were between 2-5 years old, and my … Continue reading

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Aug 11

Vois-tu ce que je vois?

We used the book Vois-tu ce que je vois?  Il était une fois by Walter Wick in conjunction with the fairy tale theme we’d been working through as part of our French lessons.  This has proved to be great fun … Continue reading

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