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Another great way to teach numbers in French!

March 07, 2011 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: numbers, practice french children teach

Here’s an easy way to teach numbers in French – just go outside and play hop scotch with your children. All you need is a side walk and some chalk. It’s as easy as pie. You can also change the rules and invent new ones. Just make sure every time your child lands in a square that they say the number in French. If you are just beginning to teach your children French, you can start by only going up to 5. The key is to tailor this and other activities to your child!

Here are the numbers 0-10 in French for your reference:

0 zéro
1 un
2 deux
3 trois
4 quatre
5 cinq
6 six
7 sept
8 huit
9 neuf
10 dix

Teaching Numbers

March 31, 2009 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: numbers, practice french children teach

It’s important to do a various activies when you are teaching your children numbers in French. It’s very easy for them to count from 1 to 10 in French, but can they count backwards? Can they randomly say which number is which without counting up first? Look for ways to throughout the day to practice numbers. Here are a few ideas that I’ve used in the past with my kids and students.

When walking down stairs you can count backwards in French with each step you take with your child.

Play with a rocket and count down in French to take off.

Play with chalk on your driveway and draw various numbers and have them say the numbers in French.

Practice makes Perfect

September 19, 2007 By: Yvonne Crawford Category: practice french children teach

Okay, I know that is an age old adage, but it’s true. Children are wired the same as adults and need to practice their new language every day. It’s easier for them and for you.

If you took a foreign language in high school or college, I’m sure you understand what I mean. During the summer break, you probably lost a lot of what you learned. So when you started back with your language classes, you had to review a whole lot of what you previously learned.

I am not saying that you have to do a whole lesson a day or anything like that. I’m a mother too, I understand. Some days you just try to make it through the day. But on days like that, you can still just do little even if it’s saying ‘Bonne Nuit’ at night to each other and to their stuffed animals.

My advice is to just let them hear the language on a daily basis even if it is only 1 phrase. They will remember that it is ‘French’ and what they learned on other days.

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