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Bateau Sur L’eau

As part of our transport theme, one of our favourite songs is ‘bateau sur l’eau’ – boat on the water. There are a few versions of the song, as usual we have added a Making Languages Fun twist to it and we have modified the end of the song. We shout “tombez!” which means “fall” and we all fall, ‘splash’ into ‘la rivière’ –
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A song for learning transport & counting to 20

We just love it when we find pedagogic material which reinforces more than one theme at a time!  Language learning is all about reinforcement. In our sessions our Petits Poussins will learn to count from 1-10 and then progress to 20.  When we have a child who is ready we always enrich their learning by taking to them to the next level.  We often find
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Les roues de l’autobus – The wheels on the bus

Here’s another great song that backs up our transport theme.  We just love the way this video clip includes real children and animation, our Petits Poussins love watching this too.  Check out the vocabulary below and practice doing the actions with your child.  You could even make your own cardboard bus or choose toys from around the house that have word associated with the
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Jean Petit Qui Danse – A song for learning Body Parts

At Petits Poussins we always like to uphold our motto of ‘Making Languages Fun’.  We have spent many years  having fun trying and testing the resources that accompany and reinforce the vocabulary in our dynamic curriculum. One song that sticks in everyone’s head in our sessions and provides lots of fun learning for our children is ‘Jean Petit qui Danse.’ The song is great
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Leo le Camion Curieux – Leo the curious Truck Videoclip

In our fun sessions this week we have been following our innovative and fun curriculum to learn about transport vocabulary.  Pop along to one of our interactive mums and toddler sessions or ask your nursery if you can come along and observe as a parent.  We guarantee you will have lots of fun and we can give you ideas on how to reinforce the language
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French Nursery Songs App review

Comptines HD http://www.apptrace.com/app/comptines-hd/id442392216 Songs are a great way for your children to learn a language.  Our curriculum is developped in a clever way that ensures language is learned in a fun manner with lots of clever repetition, solely delivered in the target language. This is a great app of traditional French ‘comptines’ - nursery songs, some with a twist on the French version.  Your children should be
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Au Feu les Pompiers! A great Transport song

 le pompier  [leuh pomp-ee-ay] the fireman When we teach we like to use exciting songs that make the language experience fun for the children. As you know our motto is ‘Making Languages Fun!’ We often put a twist into songs or adapt them so that it reinforces our questions or the vocabulary that we have been covering.  When we sing Au Feu les Pompiers we
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The Petits Poussins love to hide and so does Pocoyo!

Sébastien, our mascot monkey, often likes to play the game cache-cache with the Petits Poussins as we practice our counting and verbs. Chercher [shershay] is the verb ‘to look for’ in French and Trouver [troovay] is the verb ‘to find’.  We often ask the children ‘on va chercher Sébastien?’ [ohn va shershay Sébastien]- are we going to go and look for Sébastien? When we
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How do we say “it’s sunny” in French?

I don’t know about you, but it’s lovely to see the sunshine en Angleterre today…So how do we say “it’s sunny” in French? There are two ways… “il y a du soleil”, [eel ee ya deuw sol-ay] which literally means there is some sun, ie ‘it’s sunny” or “il fait beau” [eel fay bo] which means “it’s lovely weather” Bonne journée au soleil…have a
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A great song for learning animals and their sounds!

 ’Le Poussin Piou’ Song… http://youtu.be/6GsPLAslPIA We have already posted the Italian version of this song, it’s brilliant!!  It exsits in lots of languages too!  This is a great way of learning the animals and the noises that they make.  Believe it or not the dog doesn’t say “woof-woof” in French, he says “ouaf ouaf”  The cow says “meuh”…Watch out for the ending, poor poussin! À
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