Jul 16

Learning about penguins (activités d’apprentissage – manchots et pingouins)

I’ve realized over the last few months that animals are great to teach/learn in French because: a) the kids really like them, b) they already know a lot about the subject just from observing their world, and c) the ideas … Continue reading

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Jul 11

In French this week…

It’s been crazy hot in Ontario this week, so we’ve been enjoying a lot of time outside in the pool. Hurray for summer! I’m super excited that my kids are finally starting to respond in French quite a bit throughout … Continue reading

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Jul 06

French Club: Worms, worms, and more worms! (activités d’apprentissage – les vers)

The gardening season in Canada is super short, but we love our summers while they last. So, a few weeks ago, we decided to have some fun with worms during our French club. We started with worm obstacle courses. My … Continue reading

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Jun 12

Finding French teaching support

What do you do when you need some outside help for your kids to learn French? If you live in a French environment, great. But for those of us who don’t, what can we do? Summer day camps – ‘tis … Continue reading

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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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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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May 22

Tumblebooks online

Tumblebooks is a web site with animated storybooks.  Our local library provides free access to the site, and I’d heard that there were some French books available.  I checked it out today, and overall I was quite disappointed.  There were … 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

French printables from Enchanted Learning

Enchanted Learning is a great web site full of printable worksheets on different subjects. The site is also stocked full of information in a kid-friendly format.  A small part of the site has French-as-a-second-language printable worksheets.  You can find the … 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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