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Simple Warming Winter Recipe!

Nov 10, 2017

So we make this quite often at our home. A lovely French dessert or children’s afternoon snack which you can sneak some fruit into! Easy to make. Try to follow the French steps but there is also an English translation. Get your child involved! Learning about other cultures can start with food! For very little …

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Sing and craft! Le grand cerf!

Oct 30, 2017

One of our favourite songs in Mini French – it features on one of our CDs – is Le Grand Cerf about a “big deer’ in his house when a rabbit knocks at the door! Plenty of good vocabulary (grand, maison, dans, regarder…). Find it on YouTube then: watch, sing and craft the characters! this …

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Car Activity to play in French! Plus printable colours carpark.

Oct 11, 2017

The multi-coloured car park! A simple little game for a rainy day with a song, colours, counting and vehicle vocabulary! What else can you ask for 😉 Interaction is the key component to language acquisition so get involved in your child’s learning – 5 minutes a day! Minimal preparation… I think we all have a …

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6 French children’s books to buy on Amazon!

Oct 11, 2017

This is a question I get asked a lot. Where can I get French children’s books? Sharing a French book with your little one is one of the best ways you can keep up the language at home. That said, I find French books expensive. My children and I have built up our collection over …

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Du coloriage! Some colouring-in related to this blocks songs!

Oct 5, 2017

This block of Mini French sessions in Edinburgh is nearly complete! It has been fantastic and very busy! Well done to everyone who has participated! Here are some colouring-in activity sheets related to our songs for the block! Booking for the next block is now underway. À bientôt! Une souris verte!  Une grenouille!

Simple craft time! Butterfly footprints!

Sep 18, 2017

I love this little activity which we sometimes do at our summer classes. Looking for a craft which doubles up as a lovely keepsake? This is a sweet painting, sensory activity which can be done with any age from baby to older child. Sing ‘Vole, vole, vole papillon’ then look at the colours together for …

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Recipe Time! Cat’s Tongue Biscuits!

Sep 10, 2017

Don’t under-estimate learning about other cultures in the early years! Cultural awareness and learning about the diverse world we live not only: fosters tolerance, and, improves general knowledge but also, has been shown to: promote problem-solving skills creativity This is because children learn that there are several ways to do things! Talk about other cultures …

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Scotland and France

Languages in Primary Schools 1+2 Initiative Scotland

Sep 2, 2017

Bonjour Scottish parents! Do you know about the Scottish Government’s ambitious modern language policy for schools: Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach? If you have a school aged child attending a local primary school then you will know that they are being encouraged to use French terms and expressions daily at school. I hear …

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11 Fun French Videos

Aug 29, 2017

So there are lots and lots of French cartoons and videos for kids on YouTube etc… But sometimes you end up filtering through lots of rubbish until you find something useful. Dyan at the blog “AndnextcomesL” has put together a nice selection for you to check out! 11 Fun French Videos I have some favourites …

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French bedtime routine!

Aug 20, 2017

Bonsoir! Il est l’heure d’aller au lit! It is time to go to bed! A little bit of French every day goes a long way! How do you build it into your routine? Here is a “Mini French Bedtime Chart” to support you as a parent in speaking a bit of French with your little …

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