Hello Beautiful People!
I hope that you and your family are doing well. If you’ve been following along for the past two weeks or so, you will know that our daughters, Charlotte and Chelsea, are taking French classes online with Mme. Amy of 123 Petits Pas. For those that don’t know, Charlotte is 3 years old and Chelsea is 1. I learned about this program by my friend Sueann (@scarsandcrowns). Aside from the fact that French is the second official language of Canada, I have a deep love and vested interest in the language and culture.
I was introduced to French at about 8 or 9 years old, if my memory serves me well, and I took it as long as I could. One of my big goals in this life is to master the language and pass the bilingual proficiency exam. The doors of opportunity that are available for those who are at minimum, bilingual, are seemingly endless. This is something that I would like for our girls to master as I want them to be able to do as much as they can growing up. This is just one of the ways that they will be able to do so.
123 Petits Pas Program Highlight
So, thanks to COVID, many businesses have had to shift to offering their services online. This has proven to be super beneficial for the girls to learn French from a distance and still feel connected to other little French learners as well. Charlotte and Chelsea have classes on Wednesday and Thursday mornings for a duration of 30 minutes.
The Skinny on the Class
Within the 30 minutes, Mme. Amy is super engaging and interactive with both the children and parents. This is truly a skillset that I greatly admire. Mme. Amy begins and ends her classes on time which is perfect for the average parent who is able to spare half-an-hour and for the child who can maintain some level of focus during that time.
Every week, an email reminder of class taking place the next day is sent out. In that email, Mme. Amy is very clear about what we can look forward to and what we are to bring with us to class. At the end of class, another email is sent out with curated resources for parents to print out and practice with their child. I have made it a habit to print and laminate the resources and practice them with the girls as much as possible throughout the week. From links to videos with French songs to learn, activity ideas, and French cheat sheets with visuals, Mme. Amy thought of just about everything for this program.
I would recommend this program to any parents who wants to learn and/or have their child learn the French language in a fun and engaging way. Last week, I set Charlotte up and stepped away briefly. The next thing I knew she was running towards me saying “Mommy, I need my foulard!” While she may not be bilingual due to only three weeks of learning French, there is no doubt in my mind that this is something I would like to continue as I know she will get there one day! Much thanks to Mme. Amy for putting together such a stellar and easily accessible program, especially during this global pandemic. For more details about the program and other offerings, please check out Mme. Amy on Instagram here and subsequently, her website here.
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xx See you all soon!
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