Beginning French Immersion Resources

This year more than ever, we want to help your first-time French Immersion kindergartener or first grader feel excited about learning, hearing, and speaking French by providing a wide array of fun and educational materials to support their in-school and/or virtual learning.  We can't welcome you inside the physical store due to this annoying Covid-19, but that doesn't mean we can't still help you as your family starts this exciting adventure!

Here are our favorite resources recommended year after year by French Immersion teachers and families as well as brand new products we think you and your kids will love.  We recommend and try to always stock a wide range of resources, including: 

  • Books in English about French and Francophone culture - get them excited about the places they can go and people they will be able to meet because they are learning this wonderful language! 

  • Books with French sounds -- music, audiobooks, and more that introduce them to the beautiful sounds of French!

  • Picture Dictionaries and other basic intro-to-French resources --these are designed for any child who is new to the language and are very popular with French immersion families.

  • Bilingual books -- show them stories with dual language text side by side and have fun decoding the French together

  • French translations of their favorite books. Do they know the Hungry Caterpillar by heart? They will intuitively understand the French words because they already know what they mean!

  • Books with their favorite characters. Show your child that their favorite characters speak French, too!  Do they love Elephant and Piggy by Mo Willems/ Peppa Pig? Pete the Cat?  Pikachu?  Guess what, French speakers around the world do, too, and we work hard to make sure all your favorite friends are in stock at the store.   

  • Non-book fun stuff like puzzles, games, stickers, coloring etc. Fun activities have lots of language in the context of pictures and games, and will be a fantastic support to language learning.