Learning French for kids is usually not as difficult as parents or teachers think it will be, because kids often improve dramatically as long as they have access to fun learning materials and an immersion-based environment. Kids don’t have the same fear of making language mistakes that adults have, and can pick up on the implied grammar concepts much more easily as well. Additionally, they often absorb the French pronunciation better, and develop a more native-sounding accent as a result.
There are many ways to learn to speak French for kids, but here are some of the most effective methods:
Learn French for Kids Software
Kids’ French learning software has gotten very good at teaching kids in a way that is fun for them and that they enjoy playing. Many teach a very basic beginner level and will cover from 500-800 French vocabulary words by the time the entire course has been completed.
The following are some of the most popular kids software programs:
Learn French Children’s Games
Board games that teach French have the advantage of being entertaining for the whole family or a group of children, and many offer the advantage of being as basic-level or advanced as you want.
Here are some of the most popular French kids games:
Learn French Online for Kids Resources
- Happychild.org-French is a little dated, but it remains one of the most popular resources for French lessons for kids on the internet. It is extremely thorough and covers a wide array of vocabulary words arranged by topic and then sub-topic, and grammar concepts are also divided up and covered in detail as well.
- Quia/French is a resource of over 7,000 games and puzzles designed to teach French. They are user-submitted, and vary widely in topic, difficulty, and quality, but you will find a fun learning experience for almost any area. You can also create your own games to teach yourself or children if you register.