Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Bonjour!" Let's Learn French - a bookwrap

* Visit new places and make new friends
* With Pete the Pilot and Louis l'escargot
* A fun start to learning Fench
*Kids love a story and through storytelling they will learn French effortlessly


Let's Learn French
Authored  by Judy Martialay

Ages:  6-10 (or younger)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: BookBaby, Bilingual edition
Language: English

Unwrapping some illustrations for you

Meet Pete the Pilot who welcomes kids on his magic plane

Children meet Louis, l'escargot and follow his adventure

Kids practice and expand their French with fun activities

Kids explore French culture 

Kids learn how to add an impressionist touch to their pictures and paintings

Words presented in the book are organized into a vocabulary list

About the book

This is a wonderful way to introduce a child ( and perhaps an adult )  to the beautiful French language.  Parents, grandparents, and caretakers etc. should go to the website and click on the Audio for Bonjour! Let's Learn French page to download the audio version  This way, they can listen and follow along with the book, stop and rewind when necessary. Th script for the pronunciation lesson is on that page.  The website also gives parental advice on how to best use the book along with interesting articles on learning French and other languages.  Also featured there are interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy.

 Pete the Pilot welcomes kids aboard his magic plane and off they go to discover and explore the wonderful language and culture of France. 

The language in the book has been kept simple so that overall the book is an uplifting, pleasant experience and a fun way for kids to learn a new language.  Soft coloured illustrations are woven throughout the story to visually bring the words to life.  I think this book would be a great addition in a classroom setting and definitely in an elementary school library.  Storywraps recommends this book and the author's previous book in Spanish.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!

About the author

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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