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French dvds / books / book+singalong cd

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FeatheredHeart Tue 11-Aug-09 21:24:33

Calling all French mums, expats in France or French teachers...

I'm looking for French dvds / books / book+singalong cd for a 2.5 year old. Based on a thread from 2007 and a bit of hunting on I was planning to order dvds of:

T'choupi au zoo
Caillou s'amuse
Droles de petites betes - Leon le bourdon

I'd like something French as opposed to, say, Shrek in French.

We have this which is great - for me blush, but ds1 doens't understand it, he just asks for the train song, which has a train sound in it. So it needs to be something with visual content - and if it has music too, that's a bonus!

Are my dvd choices any good? Anything else I should consider?

MIFLAW Wed 12-Aug-09 12:49:32

Try "this -5" - may possibly be a tiny bit young for 2.5, thuogh it does say it's up to 3.

For DVDs I cannot recommend Trotro highly enough. "Mila raconte .." is also very good, though the French is possibly very difficult if your child is not a native. Petit Ours Brun and Leo et popi are also winners, though they're both a bit wet.

Can't go wrong with Barbapapa too - or is that too young?

Hope this helps.

MIFLAW Wed 12-Aug-09 12:50:02

I am clearly still no expert on hyperlinks ...

Claire2301 Wed 12-Aug-09 14:04:27

Trotro is fantastic. I babysit several french/English families and all of them watch Trotro to help the kids with french

MIFLAW Wed 12-Aug-09 18:00:14

C'est l'ami qu'il nous faut ...

BriocheDoree Tue 25-Aug-09 13:19:12

What about petit ours brun?

MIFLAW Tue 25-Aug-09 14:44:25

I like POB (as does my child) but he IS a bit wimpish and a bit of a sniveller.

Depends on whether you're thinking language models or role models, I guess ...

BriocheDoree Tue 25-Aug-09 19:47:14

Well, I agree with you, but both my kids liked him!!

Pitchounette Wed 26-Aug-09 13:38:34

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MIFLAW Wed 26-Aug-09 23:52:53

Just received "La Petite Princesse" on DVD. It IS British originally - but based on books, not a film, and perhaps more importantly not American!

Will let you know how we get on with her ...

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