Interview with French Toy Store : My Bulle Toys

French Toy Store: My Bulle Toys with books and French toys arranged on a counter.

“Where can we find French books and French toys for children?” This is a question I get ALL the time. In Canada, we tend to have more options than the U.S., but they can still be very lacking! The good news is, I met Nicolas, owner of “My Bulle Toys” a French toys store in […]

French Beginner Chapter Books for Kids

Two children are reading a children's French chapter book under a cover with a flashlight.

Looking for some easy French chapter books for kids? I asked our Instagram community which books “sparked a love of reading” for their child, and they came through with incredible responses. These captivating series are perfect for young readers who are just beginning their French reading journey. With engaging stories, lovable characters, and exciting adventures. […]

Language Refusal in Children

A mother plays with a hands-on game with her two children while practicing their French.

How can I help my child practice their French if they refuse to speak it with me? Getting children to practice a second language can be tough, especially if they’re already comfortable with their first language. But don’t worry, you’re not alone, and it’s completely normal! Here are some tips that may help you beat […]

Top French Songs for Preschoolers

A title says: Top French Songs for Preschoolers, with children singing and raising their arms in the background. There's a logo to the left that says : 123 Petits Pas with a stick person wearing a French beret hat

What are the top French songs for Preschoolers? Educational French songs for are my favourite tool for supporting children with French learning.  Why? Music makes language learning quick & easy.  Think about it. I bet you can remember your childhood songs really well; I bet you can even remember some ad jingles too (Psst! That’s […]

School Supplies for Kindergarten

Kids with backpacks going to school

Preparing for Kindergarten – Best School Supplies We polled our parent & teacher community to see their back-to-school supply recommendations! Below are some recommendations, suggestions, affiliate links for easy access, and tips on preparing yourself and your little one for kindergarten this fall regarding all things school supplies.  P.S. Check out our Amazon Shop List for recommendations […]

French Springtime Activities

French Programs Ontario - French Springtime Activities - Bilingual Classes

For those who celebrate, Easter is just around the corner, so let’s “hop to it” and have fun with some crafts, activities, and games to celebrate the spring season all weekend long! Here are some fun activity ideas, followed by some helpful French vocabulary: Easter Egg Sun Catchers- This is a fun and easy craft for […]

For the Love of French

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s day with some fun French learning! Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate LOVE. February 14th gives you the perfect opportunity to create more love in your family, not only between child and parent, but also between siblings. Too often we forget to tell the people we love just how precious they […]

Incorporating French into daily transitions​

Incorporating French into daily transitions Are you a parent eager to explore French learning alongside your child by incorporating French into daily transitions? In this blog post, we’ll explore some simple, yet effective, ways to infuse French into common daily routines. At the end of this post, you’ll find a free download with lyrics to […]

5 Tips for Introducing French with Books

Here are our 5 top tips to using books to support French language learning! Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children can be influential to a child’s development, and improve both the child and the parent’s literacy skills. This past Family Literacy day, we provided you with tips on […]

Full French, French Immersion, or Core French?

French, French immersion, or Core French?

Full French, French Immersion, or Core French? Full French, French Immersion, or Core French: Which program is best for your child?  To begin, you need to know that there is no “right answer” for everyone.  The answer for your family will be the choice that works best for you and your family’s situation.  There are […]