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Family, Friends, and Français: Art and Drama

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By Sarah Dodson-Knight Photo credit: rick When you’re teaching a minority language to your children, you need to make it as interesting and as relevant to them as possible so that they see the language as useful and they really want to communicate in it. What better topic to focus on than friends and family! […]

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Family, Friends, and Français: Music, Rhythm and Rhyme

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By Sarah Dodson-Knight Photo credit: rick With this being the month of Valentine’s Day, it makes it the perfect time to teach our children how to talk in another language about the people they love! I’m an American raising my three-year-old son bilingually (English and French), so the examples in this series will have to […]

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Family, Friends, and Français: Introduction

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By Sarah Dodson-Knight Photo credit: rick Valentine’s Day is upon us, which makes this the perfect time to teach our children how to talk in another language about the people they love! I’m an American raising my three-year-old son bilingually (English and French), so the examples in this series will have to do with our […]

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Learning French Around the Maison: Art and Drama

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By Sarah Dodson-Knight Photo Credit: Posh Living, LLC If you’re speaking French at home with your kids, like I do with my toddler Griffin, then you know that just about anything you do around the house is fair game for rendering in French, from playtime to mealtime to bath time to bedtime. But what about […]

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Learning French Around the Maison: Music, Rhythm and Rhyme

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By Sarah Dodson-Knight Photo Credit: Posh Living, LLC If you’re speaking French at home with your kids, like I do with my toddler Griffin, then you know that just about anything you do around the house is fair game for rendering in French, from playtime to mealtime to bath time to bedtime. But what about […]

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Learning French Around the Maison: Introduction and Vocabulary

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By Sarah Dodson-Knight Photo Credit: Posh Living, LLC Over the summer, we took our French lessons outdoors: my son and I reveled in the warmth and sunshine while we played with earthworms and ladybugs, helped the seeds in our vegetable garden turn into salads and pasta dishes, and played games outside. Read about all of […]

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Learning French in and Around the Garden: Part Two

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It is that time again!  Time to have fun in the garden (physically or virtually) in French with Part 2 of Sarah Dodson-Knight’s wonderful 4-part summer activity. Whether you are a newbie in French or a native speaker, you are sure to find some fun activities in this series to get French language flowing with […]

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Learning French in and Around the Garden: Part One

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It is with pleasure that I introduce a new regular contributor: Sarah Dodson-Knight. Many of you know Sarah from her blog Bringing up Baby Bilingual and from her insightful columns in Multilingual Living Magazine where she shared her experiences teaching her nephew French and preparing to raise her own newborn in non-native French!  Welcome to […]

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