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Here’s a little taster of how we do it!

It’s the start of a new year, it’s 2016 and we have come a long way since 2005 with developing our unique and dynamic curriculum and teaching method.  Petits Poussins is different in many ways, and apart from our fun and enthusiasm for languages, we don’t speak any English to teach your child French.  We believe that if you are going to learn a language, total immersion
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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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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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App Review – Joue et apprends les couleurs avec T’choupi

T’Choupi and Doudou (his bear comforter) is a famous character for children in France. Check out our review of his app to learn COLOURS.  We have been using this app in our sessions for the last couple of weeks.  As with every resource we use, it is solely in French.  At Petits Poussins we use complete language immersion when we teach. The great thing
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A fun idea to learn through play. Les Couleurs, Colours

Do you want to spend some quality time with you child playing in French?  Learning through play is our approach and the more fun you make it the more your child will be encouraged to learn.  Those of you who are part of Petits Poussins’ classes will have received your newsletter with all of the vocabulary you will need to reinforce any learning. How
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Watch this videoclip, French in action…you’ll love it!

Here’s another link to a videoclip showing the more amazing results of teaching from such a young age, this little man is just 3 years old and has been learning French with the Petits Poussins programme for only a few weeks. Enjoy! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Petits-Poussins/111203378956305?ref=hl#!/photo.php?v=10151250223978722