Hello. My daughter has spent the last two years reading in English (they start them young in the UK!). She recently turned 6 and has shown interest in reading in French. She now sits at night looking at her favourite French books and is able to read some of the words in French (actually a lot more then I thought she would!). I guess already knowing to read in English helps, plus knowing the French alphabet. Anyway, does anyone have books to recommend when starting to read in French? They begin this next year in CP, however, I thought I would buy a couple books to let her try them out, as she shows interest now. I have done a search on amazon.fr, but lots of books come up for this and I am a little lost on where to start! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks.
My daughter is in second grade (CE1), and she's been reading books from the "J'aime lire" series (Amazon.fr link). These are short (and occasionally longer) stories from all areas, you can find friendship, superheroes, humour, animals, you name it.
She also reads books from the Castor Poches Premières lectures: Je suis en CP (there are 3 reading levels, niveau 1, 2 and 3), which continues with Je suis en CE1. These are short stories with big print text and many colour illustrations of kids in everyday school situations.
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May 19, 2019 14:01:55 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Caro, thanks for sharing that lovely song. Raffi was one of our very favorite musicians when my kids were small. We listened to him all the time. I highly recommend his albums as a source of very enjoyable and very effective English input.
May 20, 2019 15:32:26 GMT 9
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May 29, 2019 18:17:39 GMT 9
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May 31, 2019 10:51:49 GMT 9
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Jun 2, 2019 23:44:41 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam Beck, thanks for that very interesting and timely post - it justifies the large order for ml books and DVDs I'm about to place in view of my daughters upcoming birthday!
Jun 3, 2019 23:46:00 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Great to hear this, Mayken! And happy birthday to both yours and mine! (They have the same birthday, don't they?) And if anyone missed that post, here's the link once more...
Jun 4, 2019 8:03:42 GMT 9