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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Wojtek: Yesterday my daughter used a Polish word in an English sentence. From time to time she does it (don't know if I should be happy about that), but anyway what was amusing about that, she said it with an English accent!
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Wojtek: I feel the English accent in our monolingual family has seemed to be something unreachable but in that mixed sentence, I heard the difference. It surprised me slightly.
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Amy: So cute Wojtek! And such a lovely piece of news!
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Adam Beck: Nice Wojtek! Give that little girl a big hug from Uncle Adam!
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