Being multilingual

Our favorite French resources


Comptines et chansons pour enfants

Comptines TV

This is a great video of 19 comptines that you can sing (and re-learn) with your toddler.

Hello World gives you access to more than 700 free French games and activities.

Radio pour les enfants

A great radio channel to get your child used to listening French.

Books and stories online

Il était une histoire

Bookbox (select the French section)

Monde des Titounis contains a great range of French resources, from classic tales and more international ones, like Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood. It can help children who are more fluent in another language to listen to the same story in two languages.

TV

Zone Jeunesse

Caillou is a Canadian cartoon following the adventures of an energetic four year old who loves to have fun. Caillou YouTube channel, has more than 400 videos with stories to explore in French.

This is a brilliant post about favorite French resources: books, videos, sites etc. ! UPDATE: Unfortunately some of the links on the site I recommend are not active anymore, but here are some new ones (2019) here above.

Journal of a bilingual family

A while back InCultureparent magazine asked about French resources on their FB page. I contributed a few off the top of my head, but then realized that I probably know dozens more, given that we’ve been looking for them for close to 12 years now. So I decided to come up with a list of things that our family has found useful, hoping that it can be interesting to others as well. In addition to the online resources, I basically just took a pen and some paper and went around the house writing down all the useful French things that I came across. Most are originally French, but I’ve included a few translations that have worked really well too. Similarly, some of the things are connected with the culture and not just with the language. None of the following links pay me a dime, they’re just there for you to get…

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