Thursday, November 24, 2011

French resources for you and your family

Last night, the Stratford chapter of Canadian Parents for French hosted a Parents Success Night at the Falstaff Early Years Centre. There was a booksale, french food, and a number of presenters on french resources. 
I was there to present about french resources from the library and to highlight our new online sources.  The French resources at the library are great for those in French immersion, but also for those who are taking French generally in school, those who speak french and want to continue learning in that language, who want to learn more about french culture and those who want to learn the language. 


In French
Books: board books for the youngest readers, easy readers, picture books, chapter books, novels, French fact books for kids and adults, 
Music: various cds in french language including the very popular Nikki Yanofsky
DVDs: french language DVDs, but also a good number of our dvds can have French subtitles turned on. 
Magazines: J'aime Lire for kids and L'Actualite (like Macleans)
Books on CD: learn french in one of our many language kits
Downloadables: a small, but growing collection of french materials in downloadLibrary. 


About French Life
Books: Travel Guides, French cooking and recipes, grammar, dictionaries
DVDs: learn by watching a film about France or Quebec


And Online
A new French Homework Help section to our SPL Kids website. Contains links to good sites on language, art, math, social science, health, science, reference sources, and games. 

Encyclopedie Decouverte - World Book in French - Free access with your library card!
Tumblebooks - there are quite a few titles that are in french that can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. 


If you have any suggestions for our French Homework page - please forward them on!


Krista Robinson, Librarian



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