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Fun French summer resources

Every summer, students look forward to taking a break from schoolwork…but there are many ways for your child to keep up their French over the summer in fun, less structured ways, here are some ideas!


French summer camps offer opportunities for children to practice their French while engaging in all kinds of exciting activities. Teachers often notice that children are more willing to speak in French if they have attended a camp in French over the summer.


Lots of options for reading in French over the summer

  • BC Summer Reading Club… ask your librarian for a list of French books for your child’s 2017 “Walk on the Wild Side/Balade dans la nature sauvage” Reading Record!
  • Club de lecture TD Bilingual book club offered through participating libraries. Lots of great online activities too.
  • Some municipal libraries maintain comprehensive lists of French-language materials, check out North Vancouver City Library’s “Liste de livres” here and Burnaby Public Library’s French Immersion section here.
  • Check out French e-books in the Tumblebooks online library – many libraries offer free access
  • La Bibliothèque des Amériques Become a member for free and borrow from a huge selection of francophone e-books for all ages and interests
  • Indigo’s French Book List and French Immersion Book Lists
  • Kayak magazine (Canadian history presented in a comic-book style in French and English)
  • Les Débrouillards magazine (fun science magazine for younger kids)
  • GéoAdo (fun science magazine for teens)
  • Bookaboo Fun French preschool show about a world famous rock star puppy who needs to read a story a day to play!
  • Find more reading links in our “Let’s read en français” blog post


Watching French movies at home is a fun way to enrich French studies in a relaxed environment.


Several Canadian channels offer a wide variety of French children’s shows to watch online:


It is possible for kids to enjoy their summer vacation and practice their French at the same time!


Here are some fun French board games (“jeux de société”)

Or play word and number games you already own – Scrabble, Bananagrams, Uno, Boggle etc – en français!


And here some great online games and apps:

  • La Francomobile An engaging and motivating game-based way for kids aged 7 to 12 to learn French the fun way!
  • IDÉLLO A new world of online learning with thousands of French-language games, apps and websites for all ages and levels.
  • Zone Jeunesse Radio-Canada’s interactive youth website
  • Le Petit Champlain a free app for little explorers to learn about Samuel de Champlain’s life in a fun way
  • La Tablette de Champlain What if Samuel de Champlain had access to a digital tablet?
  • Les Jeux de Lulu
  • StopMo Studio French version of National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning stop-motion app
  • EduLuLu the Canadian reference for educational apps in French and English for 2 to 17 year olds


Listening to songs in French will help children expand their vocabulary, learn new expressions and develop confidence.


Sites to help you visit French-speaking areas in Canada and around the world in person or virtually!

2017-07-05T13:21:49-08:00June 27th, 2017|

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