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 24

New France unit study: Literature-based with hands-on learning activities

We recently completed our New France unit study.  I chose to do this study in English with my kids because a lot of the ideas are abstract and I wasn’t confident in their ability to understand what I was saying … 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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Oct 10

Fun family movie: Homeward Bound The Incredible Journey (L’Incroyable Voyage)

I hadn’t planned on posting today because it’s Thanksgiving where I live, but we just finished watching a really fun movie on the weekend.  It’s called Homeward Bound – The Incredible Journey.  I found it on DVD at the library … Continue reading

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Oct 03

App review: French class (ios and Android)

Bottom-line:  This is a decent quiz app (with a few games built in) for older students (middle/high school+) and adults who are learning core-French (not immersion) style.  To make the best use of this app, student should be able to read … Continue reading

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Sep 19

Getting back into French in the fall

I’m guessing we aren’t the only family who’s struggling to get back into the fall routine, so I thought I’d share a few things from our week as we make the transition.   I’m so grateful that only two of the … Continue reading

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Aug 29

Five French shows for kids on Youtube (ages 4-13)

These five French shows for kids on Youtube have been favourites in our house over the last few years.  As with any show, please preview it before your kids watch, especially if they’ve never seen it before. I just recently … Continue reading

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Aug 22

Giveaway: Online French classes from Bon Voyage France (2 prizes)

Bon Voyage France has generously offered to give away not just one, but two great prizes! First prize = a full 10-week session of live online classes ($138 USD value) Second prize = $50USD credit to use towards the purchase … 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 15

How to use a worksheet subscription from Génie Publication to enhance learning (Review / critique)

Génie Publication has a full library of worksheets and curriculum – all downloadable.  The site is divided into 2 sections – curriculum to buy individually (prices vary depending on the item) and worksheets that come with the subscription service.   An … Continue reading

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