Feb 19

Snapshot: French in our homeschool right now (French apps, books, curriculum, games)

I am often asked the question of what we do for French in our homeschool. So, here’s a snapshot of our regular activities right now. Reading aloud Reading is such a great way to learn and practice a language, especially … Continue reading

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Jan 17

French snowman activities

I’m not sure what the weather is like where you are, but in my neck of the woods it’s COLD and there is a thick blanket of the white stuff covering the ground. So, in keeping with what’s going on … Continue reading

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Dec 06

Christmas-themed French activities

Yikes – December snuck up on me! Here are some fun and easy French vocabulary-building activities you can do with your kids. Christmas Bingo in French (no parent French needed) This web site has a great printout for Bingo that’s … Continue reading

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Aug 14

Three helpful books on raising bilingual kids

Photo credit:  kirilhristov, flickr, used by Creative Commons license I love to read, especially on the beach. Our recent family beach trip was spent reading many books, including about 6 on bilingualism. I wish I had read them sooner! It … Continue reading

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Jul 18

The biggest bilingual challenge we’ve faced so far

Raising bilingual kids is hard. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it – mostly to remind myself. If I expect it to be hard, then I’m less likely to get frustrated and give up when it actually is. … Continue reading

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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 21

Our French immersion homeschool “curriculum”

French is certainly the most challenging part of our homeschool. Our goal for our children is bilingualism, which seems to be a very tall order for Anglophone parents. In spite of being fully bilingual myself, when it comes to figuring … 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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Jun 06

French Club Fridays

We have a group of 9 children (ages 3-10) who meet in my living room on Fridays for French Club. Normally, the first part of our time together is spent working through a song from French Sing & Learn. Once … Continue reading

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May 26

AIM Language Learning

I had a friend tell me how impressed she was with AIM Language Learning. She had never pursued it due to its cost, but perhaps if a few people got together, once person could take the training and the others … Continue reading

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