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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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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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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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Welcome Back to the New Term with a Transport Video Clip

Bonjour! Our mums and toddler and private tuition sessions start again tomorrow at St Paul’s Parrish Church.  We are looking forward to seeing you all for more ‘Making Languages Fun’ sessions.  It’s a great way for all the family to learn and encourage their little ones to speak another language from a young age. Take a seat with your Petits Poussins and have 10
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Parent Partnership Day at Kids 1st Darlington

As part of our Petits Poussins Parent Partnership program with Kids 1st we have been conducting Parent open days so that the parents can come and see the progress and fun their children have in their French sessions. What a great session we had today at Kids 1st Darlington!  As I arrived at the session I could not believe the turn out,  Sébastien got himself all nervous when
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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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New Italian Sessions for Toddlers and Adults and French for Adults too!

We hope that you are becoming familiar with how we strive to continually supply high quality French teaching services.  Following our success, we have worked really hard to train our new Italian teachers to our high standards, and have been so excited and proud watching them deliver our curriculum in Italian following our tried and tested teaching methods. I only wish you could have
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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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