Jul 27

Book review: Bringing up a Bilingual Child by Rita Rosenback

Bottom line: Worth the read, especially if you haven’t read any similar books before This book is set up to be read either straight through if you’re just starting out, or to be referred back to as children get older. … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Jun 02

Review of edupad iTooch apps (Critique des apps iTooch d’eduPad)

Part of our French routine at home involves the kids spending 10-15 minutes per day on some kind of app or web site. Initially, we used apps that covered basic vocabulary expansion, but as the kids progressed, we started adding … Continue reading

May 18

Learning about ocean animals in French (activités d’apprentissage animaux de l’océan / la mer)

Normally I post activities on here after we’ve done them so that I can let you know what worked and didn’t but in this case, I’m posting the lesson plans before we’ve actually worked through them.  We are studying the … Continue reading