Apr 19

French activities for Earth Day (activités apprentissage jour de la terre)

Spring is so busy!  We spent a month in San Diego, California and I feel like I’ve been scrambling ever since we got home.  We’ve been changing up our French routine a bit (for the better, I think), and I … Continue reading

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Mar 16

A review of Think Bilingual Free app

This app is fun, educational, and best of all – free! Three different languages are included – English, French, and Spanish. There are 14 sections – each addressing basic areas of language. For example, one is around the house and … Continue reading

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Feb 08

Review of Envolée App La Chouette 2A – Un critique

Envolée posted this app on their Facebook feed recently (where, incidentally, they also often post links for free vocabulary sheets – follow them here) and I knew I wanted to try it out. The app is geared for Francophone students … Continue reading

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Jan 28

French Club: whales and other ocean animals (activités d’apprentissage les baleines et autres animaux marins))

One of our recent themes at French club was whales (les baleines).  We started with a game where one child was the whale (the hunter).  We used a scarf as a blindfold.  The blindfolded child made a noise and the … Continue reading

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Jan 18

Passeport apps by Hachette Livre (review / critique)

Bottom line: A great choice for kids who already have a basic French vocabulary. A fun way to practice different concepts and also pick up new words by following the instructions. Not a good choice for beginners. I think the … Continue reading

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Jan 07

Learning French in January

Our activity load was really heavy this past fall. This was great and all, but I’m grateful for a January that has fewer things on the calendar! I had dumped a few things from our home routine a few months … Continue reading

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Dec 10

French Club: Christmas fun

This will be my last post for 2015. See you again in January! For our last French Club before Christmas this year, we played a few vocabulary games. Christmas survey All of the kids asked each other what their favourite … Continue reading

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Dec 03

French music from La Montagne Secrète and Suzanne Pinel

As I mentioned recently, I’m working on adding more French to our lives through music.  I stumbled across La Montagne Secrète, a company that produces a number of titles.   Thankfully our library carries most of the collection, so we’ve … Continue reading

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Nov 12

Getting started in French with older children: 2 reader questions

Over the past while, I’ve had a number of questions relating to getting started teaching French to children who are past the kindergarten/early elementary stage.  Here’s one: My oldest is 17 and is finally interested in learning french. He did … Continue reading

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Nov 05

French e-books for kids: a roundup of sources

We rely on our local library a ton when it comes to getting French books.  My son and daughter each read a French book aloud most days.  I also read a few books aloud to them.  Then we have our … Continue reading

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