Jun 25

Book series: Crocolou

Crocolou has a daddy crocodile and a mommy wolf (loup). Each book in this series chronicles one of his simple adventures, suitable for younger kids. Both my 9 year old and 8 year old enjoyed the books when we read … Continue reading

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Jun 18

French Club: Clouds (activités d’apprentissage – les nuages)

Clouds were the theme at our French club this week. We started off with a relay race. I split the kids into 2 teams of 4 children. Each team had 4 styrofoam cups that I had decorated with hand-drawn & … 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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May 22

Prioritizing language learning

Ever feel like there are just too many things to do? Me, too. I find that when I’m running low on energy, speaking French to my kids is one of the first things that just drops off the radar. It’s … 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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Oct 23

Fun techie & mixer ideas for getting kids to speak in French

One of the activities we do to enhance the kids’ language ability is a weekly French Club.  The format for the club this year is to start with a vocabulary-building active/running game for the first 15-25 minutes, followed by a … 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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