French over the Summer Break

IMG_0104_litchiEvery summer, students look forward to taking a break from schoolwork…but there are many ways for your child to keep up their French over the summer in fun, less structured ways! Here are some ideas!

• Summer French Camps • Community
• Movies • Television
• Libraries • Workbooks and Magazines
• Games • Online activities
• Music • Other cool sites

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.

French-languages services & Francophone history in BC:

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:

Most local libraries offer a variety of French language resources.

Here are some fun ways to practice French as well as some entertaining educational magazines.

Here are some fun traditional games and challenges:

Or play word and number games you already own – Scrabble, Bananagrams, Uno, Boggle etc – en français!

And here some great online games and apps:

Learning songs in French will help children expand their vocabulary, learn new expressions and develop confidence.

Here’s a collection of fun websites from Québec and France:

Special offer for CPF members & friends at World Kids Books

World Kids Books is an award-winning bookstore (the last independent bookstore in downtown Vancouver!) located inside the International Village Mall that offers a wide range of French-language materials for children of all ages and levels.

The store is pleased to offer a 10% discount for CPF members or their friends on all of its products until the end of June (in-store purchases only). Just to mention CPF at the time of purchase.

Open daily from 12am to 7pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 6pm.

For this year’s summer break, World Kids Books recommends the following French book series:

World Kids Books
1123 – 88 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9