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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Mayken: Veda, when you go to your "Profile", there's a button at the top right that says "Edit Profile". Then click on the "Personal" tab (and other tabs) to edit the information. Hope that helps!
Jan 10, 2019 0:14:02 GMT 9
Veda L: Many thanks to Mayken for the tip. Finally changed my profile. To those who are celebrating Chinese New Year, a healthy and prosperous year of the pig in advance!
Jan 30, 2019 6:44:01 GMT 9
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Jan 31, 2019 9:01:41 GMT 9
Mayken: Hey Adam Beck, how come your photo on that list is bigger than everyone else's?
Jan 31, 2019 23:59:17 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Mayken, I don't know, but I wish I could say it's because I'm taller! My son (almost 12) is now nearly as tall as I am. Just yesterday I told him that I have to start growing again!
Feb 1, 2019 10:12:14 GMT 9
Mayken: Adam Beck, thanks for sharing the impressions of your trip to China! I love those duck boats and that doorway! And meeting those kids wanting to speak English with you is so amazing!(I won't enter the giveaway because I'm afraid of winning the chicken claws!)
Feb 6, 2019 0:24:50 GMT 9
Mayken: My friend S asked her bilingual 2.5-year-old daughter: What language do mommy & daddy speak? D: English! S: What language does Grandma speak? D: French! S: What language do the cats speak? D (*thinks, then answers*): Meow!
Feb 7, 2019 0:08:00 GMT 9
Amy: Bless!! how cute is that!!! Reminds me of a similar thing that happened with my youngest when she was 18 months: she said the sound right for every animal but the cow. She kept answering "Lola" because of a famous Spanish nursery rhyme about a cow!
Feb 7, 2019 0:40:09 GMT 9
Alba: My son caught us by surprise when we said thank you (in English) to a waiter in a Mexican restaurant, and he said "gracias" (thank you) to him too in Spanish, also signing it! He was having a blast and there was some Spanish music in the background.
Feb 10, 2019 18:48:58 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Sounds like a wonderful moment, Alba!
Feb 11, 2019 11:57:53 GMT 9