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.
Mayken: My daughter's ml homework for this week included baking a cake - there's a cake in the story they read, and after each chapter there are questions and tasks, and the current chapter has the step-by-step recipe. She's to bring the cake to school too.
May 1, 2018 23:48:48 GMT 9
Amy: What a nice original homework! Makes such a change from standard homework, and I wouldn't be surprised if kids remember more from it! I like your bilingual school Mayken! Lucky little girl, and lucky Mummy!
May 2, 2018 0:00:43 GMT 9
Mayken: ml cake homework update: About half the class brought cake (8 out of 15), not all of them were the cake from the book recipe, but my daughter's was the most popular. (Maybe because we added food colouring and topped it with chocolate icing and smarties?)
May 4, 2018 5:58:10 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Cake is definitely my favorite kind of homework!
May 4, 2018 11:28:51 GMT 9
Jana: One of the best parts of having kids in bilingual school was getting Mother's Day cards in two languages! (With less-than-perfect spelling in both!) Ha!
May 15, 2018 9:16:08 GMT 9
Amy: (Twice) Lucky you Jana! So nice to read exciting pieces of news like yours!
May 16, 2018 5:46:25 GMT 9
Mayken: I still have that to look forward to, Jana! Mother's Day in our ML country is two weeks later, and the ml teacher goes along with that date. (It was last Sunday in our ml country.)
May 16, 2018 5:58:11 GMT 9