Developed with teachers, Shapes (part of the French for Kids series) is a first reader for children beginning to learn French. With help from the audio narration by a native French-speaking teacher and the English translation at the end, children will soon be able to understand and finish this early reader book on their own—giving them confidence and a sense of accomplishment. They beam with pride as they exclaim, "I read this little story on my own—in a new language!"
The unique Spot Color Immersion Method® weaves vocabulary into a first French reader book, making learning French fun and non-intimidating for complete beginners.
Shapes includes 10 theme vocabulary words, high-frequency words and expressions, and fun phrases and cultural lingo. The Language Together® approach is multi-pronged, using context, simple sentences (one line of text per page), repetition, humor, and visual cues to speed language learning.
The audio narration by a native French-speaking teacher means that children can independently review the story without pronunciation help from adults.
French for Kids is a beginner series for babies and toddlers and for children in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school.
Illustrated by Nancy Meyers, recipient of the American Library Association 2018 Geisel Honor.
Kids will keep asking for "Just one more book!" as they laugh and learn with their Language Together friends Claire, Théo, Minette, Ernie, and Michel le Génial.
"Students love the stories because they are not too long and because pictures are extremely entertaining and clearly assist in the language learning process. Students feel incredibly accomplished after reading and presenting in class what they have learned by reading."
—The NECTFL Review: A Journal for K-16+ Foreign Language Educators (Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
Other books in Set 1 are available separately:
Face & Body
Each little French book for kids in Set 1 has a theme and serves up a fun adventure: a magic show, a picnic, a day in the snow and more!
Print books (French for Kids Sets 1 and 2) and a downloadable teacher's guide are available at: