A chilly winter's night is the perfect time to curl up with your child and watch a video, cartoon or movie. Why not take the opportunity to reinforce their French language learning while you snuggle together in front of the TV? Here are some great French cartoons you can find online.
Caillou is a curious 4-year-old whose world is filled with fun, learning and imagination. He has invisible friends, learns how to play sports and explores nature. In addition to the animated part of the show that features Caillou and his adventures, it also has videos of kids in real-life situations.
In this gentle introduction to French, follow the adventures of Moustache the cat and his human and animal friends. Perfect for young children who are just beginning to learn the language, it might be too slow and repetitive for older kids who are more accomplished.
Parents are raving about this adorable video, in which Little Pim and his friends count fun objects like ladybugs and lollipops, teaching your child 60 French words and phrases in the process. The Little Pim series includes Let's Count, Let's Eat, Let's Play, Feelings and Get Up and Go. It's also great for parents who want to learn along with their child.
This four-CD set features a woman and her sidekick, Fritzi the mouse, and other animated characters who teach your child French with lively programs of songs and dances. The episodes include Dedans et Dehors (Inside and Out), On Va Jouer (Let's Play), Les Saisons (the Seasons), and L'anniversaire de Fritzi (Fritzi's Birthday). You can also purchase or rent them one at a time. The series has won more than 50 awards, including the Parent's Choice Silver Award.
This sweet, animated collection of popular children's songs and rhymes, including the ABC Chanson, Roues Sur le Bus, and others, will be familiar to your young child — and you, too. Even if you don't speak a word of the language, you'll know what Old McDonald and his animal friends are up to.
At Language Stars, we know it's fun to learn along with your child. It reinforces what they are learning in the classroom, too.