There has never been a better time to join CPF or renew your membership!
- Join/Renew before October 31st for a chance to win one of many great prizes, including a week for at British Columbia Family French Camp, a scholarship, gift certificates and more! Click here for details.
- During September and October, 90% of all purchased/renewed membership fees will go back to local chapters! That means many more resources & extra-curricular activities in French for kids, parents, and teachers in North Vancouver!
As a CPF member you are taking an active part in the educational and personal growth of your children and your community!
Click here to join or renew!
Canada’s two Official Languages are stronger because of your support. Merci!
Have you ever wondered where you can get resources to help your French Immersion child/children? Do you have ideas for school activities relating to French learning but perhaps you are not sure who to talk to? Then you should join Canadian Parents for French. Our CPF North Vancouver chapter needs your input!
Whether you are looking for resources to assist your child, or just want to be more involved in the French Immersion community, join us at one of Chapter Meetings to find out more about CPF and meet other parents like you! You will find a welcoming community, a network of support and place to share ideas and to give back to the community.
SEPTEMBER 2017 CHAPTER MEETING
DATE: Thursday, September 7, 2017
LOCATION: JJ Beans at Park & Tilford (in the private room)
From pre-school tots to high school students, there are so many ways for children and teens to practice and develop their French-language skills in fun and engaging ways outside of the classroom – here are a few!
NOTE: The resources listed here do not necessarily reflect CPF’s views or opinions. CPF is not responsible for the content of any of the websites/resources and does not endorse the provider of the website or any products it offers. N.B. some websites are available in French only.
BOOKS & MAGAZINES
Finding great books to read en français has never been easier!
- Check out French e-books in the Tumblebooks online library – many libraries and schools offer free access
- Some municipal libraries maintain comprehensive lists of French-language materials, check out North Vancouver City Library’s “Liste de livres” here and Burnaby Public Library’s French Immersion section here.
- La Bibliothèque des Amériques: become a member for free and have access to thousands of French titles for all ages
- Indigo’s French Book List and French Immersion Book Lists
- L’école des Loisirs is the most important French publisher dedicated to literature for children and youth for over 50 years. The books are available with a subscription through the MAX Book Club, which is popular with schools and CPF chapters in BC. You can also listen to some of the books for free on the MAX Book Club site.
- La Charte pour les enfants: French versions of the 14 books in The Charter for Children series which introduces children to the basic principles of The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
- Kayak magazine (Canadian history presented in a comic-book style)
- Les Débrouillards magazine (fun science magazine for younger kids)
- GéoAdo (fun science magazine for teens)
- Bookaboo Fun French preschool show about a world-famous rock star puppy who needs to read a story a day to play!
Watching French movies at home is a fun way to enrich French studies in a relaxed environment.
Several Canadian channels offer a wide variety of French children’s shows to watch online:
Engaging ways for kids to practice their French outside of the classroom in a variety of subjects
Here are some fun French board games (“jeux de société”)
Or play word and number games you already own – Scrabble, Bananagrams, Uno, Boggle etc – en français!
ONLINE GAMES & APPS
And here some great online games and apps:
- La Francomobile An engaging and motivating game-based way for kids aged 7 to 12 to learn French the fun way!
- IDÉLLO A new world of online learning with thousands of French-language games, apps and websites for all ages and levels.
- Zone Jeunesse Radio-Canada’s interactive youth website
- Le Petit Champlain a free app for little explorers to learn about Samuel de Champlain’s life in a fun way
- La Tablette de Champlain What if Samuel de Champlain had access to a digital tablet?
- Les Jeux de Lulu
- StopMo Studio French version of National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning stop-motion app
- EduLuLu the Canadian reference for educational apps in French and English for 2 to 17 year olds
Learning songs in French will help children expand their vocabulary, learn new expressions and develop confidence.
Take in some live shows en français!
French summer camps offer opportunities for children to practice their French while engaging in all kinds of exciting activities. Teachers often notice that children are more willing to speak in French if they have attended a camp in French over the summer.
Sites to help you visit French-speaking areas in Canada and around the world in person or virtually!