Title: Bonjour! Let's Learn French: Visit New Places and Make New Friends
Author: Judy Martialay
Genre: Learn French, Foreign Language, Children’s Books
Easy and fun introduction to French for your child.
Buckle your seatbelts: your child 6-10 speaking French in no time!
Easy to use, whether or not you know French.
Free downloadable audio version at polyglotkidz.com. Audio includes tips on French pronunciation. Download before using book.
Your child's guide is Pete the Pilot. Kids take a pretend flight to France, meet Louis l'escargot, France's favorite snail, meet his friends, follow his adventures, and learn French effortlessly.
Fun activities to use French
Directions for kids to add an impressionist touch to their drawings and paintings
Lots of resources on website:
Tips for parents
Downloadable pages from book
Family friendly recipes
Video to complement section on impressionist painting
Think learning a language is too hard for your children? Think again! Bonjour! Let’s Learn French by retired foreign language teacher, Judy Martialay, is a delight to read and makes learning French fun. With Pete the Pilot as our guide, he takes us through the basics of French while doing and seeing what kids find interesting in France.
We learn fun ways to incorporate French into our everyday lives. There’s also a fun play to act out as well as a French song to sing. With a comprehensive pronunciation guide paired with colorful illustrations, you and your children will be speaking fluent French in no time.
There’s also tons more to do on the website so be sure to check it out.
While reading this book, it reminded me of when I was seven and learned French for the first time. My teacher, like Judy Martialay, made it fun to learn and speak French. Some of the songs I can still sing today.
If you’re one of the parents contemplating French immersion for your child/children, start with this book. It’s a must-read!
Disclaimer: I received a copy from the author in the hopes I’d review it.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Hi, I'm Judy Martialay. I live in Sea Cliff, N.Y. with my husband. My daughters are grown up. I have a toddler granddaughter.
I have lots of interests; I am a guitar jammer, a painter, gardener, knitter, volunteer, and I love to cook (but have to watch my sugar). I studied Japanese, but had to give that up when my Japanese friend with whom I exchanged lessons moved away.
I retired from teaching foreign /world languages, and now I devote time and energy to advocacy for foreign language study for the Public Advocacy Committee of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT).
Foreign language learning is an uphill battle in the English-speaking countries. I think, though, that more parents are becoming aware of the many benefits of being bilingual, and they want their kids to learn languages.
I wrote the books ¡HOLA! Let's Learn Languages and Bonjour! Let's Learn French because I want every child to have the opportunity to learn a world language at an early age. This is the best time to start learning a language. Children's brains are wired for learning languages. They have a better chance for acquiring native pronunciation, and they have ample time to become truly proficient in the language.
I often hear the comment from teachers of young children:" Children absorb languages like sponges."
My granddaughter hears Spanish every day; she has an au pair girl who speaks to her in Spanish. She understands everything.
I want children and their parents to enjoy the experience of learning languages. It is an adventure into the soul of another world.
If your child continues study of a language, he or she will have a skill that will provide life-long benefits.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N