French is our ML, and I don't usually pay much attention to resources because they are all around us, but when my daughter started school, we got a brochure from one of the French children's publishers, and they have some magazines you can subscribe to for different age groups. I don't know them myself, but the fact they adapt to a number of age groups makes them look interesting. Here's the link: Magazines Bayard Jeunesse
Those audio books are a bit young for my budding bilinguals. What I'm looking for is audio children's books and audio adult books. There are so many available in English, but I can't figure out how to tap into what's available in French.
Country (residing now): France Country (originally from): France Children, Ages: 2 girls of 4 years old and 11 months old Majority Language: French Minority Language(s): Spanish (ml1 - "dominant") and English (ml2 -"recessive")
We live in France, hence it is our ML and I don't educate my daughters in this language. I recently kicked this language out of our home so as to favour our ml. However, I can provide you with the French resources my 4-year-old daughter used to love before I had to kick them out of our home.
Tchoupi is definitely the most popular French cartoon and book character. It is hugely popular with parents as there seems to exist a book for every situation of life (moving house, having a baby sister, potty training, starting school, handling frustrations...). Like many little French kids, my daughter was a big fan though I have to progressively remove the books from her shelf as they only exist in French.
On the tablet my daughter used to love a kids' app that came from a TV programme called Zouzou. I don't know if for all those of you abroad you will be able to access it as there might be broadcasting right restrictions. But if you're interested, have a shot, you never know.
Mayken: My girl and I are going to see her ml grandma in our ml country for the Easter weekend. (And buy more books!)
Apr 13, 2017 4:35:53 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, I hope you two have a fun, book-happy weekend!
Apr 13, 2017 5:23:08 GMT 9
Mayken: On the train from Paris to Cologne we sat next to another ml mother and daughter from our school! Only noticed when almost in Cologne. It's a small ML-ml world!
Apr 13, 2017 21:40:37 GMT 9
Amy: Got fleeting impression during Skype call with daughter on holiday at grandparents' in ml1 country, that her ml1 pronunciation has improved! She even seemed more confident speaking in ml2!
Apr 14, 2017 23:12:48 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken and Amy, you and your kids are both doing so well! Keep up your wonderful efforts!
Apr 15, 2017 21:26:50 GMT 9
Mayken: During the traditional German Easter fire, my daughter met her friend from her school day in the ml school! So many birds with one stone! (Sorry for the birds ;))
Apr 16, 2017 18:51:11 GMT 9