It contains some finger mime exercise (Monsieur Pouce), songs (Tête, épaules, jambes et pieds, Alouette, gentille Alouette) and a story (Marjorie a mal aux dents!)
My First French Lessons contains 4 more lessons: Mes Premiers Mots de Francais(which should be listened to first), Animals, School and Food.
The lessons encourage children to develop an interest in the French language and culture. They are designed to be fun, memorable, engaging, confidence-boosting and to build solid foundations for further study of the French language.
Ideally, you should leave some time between listening to each lesson. Lessons can be repeated as many times as you like. Children should be encouraged to mime along (finger mimes exercises) and to participate as much as possible in the lessons.
Would you consider the audio edition of My First French Lessons to be better than the print version?
Yes, because you can hear the songs being sung, not just the spoken or written words.
What did you like best about this story?
The songs, though I didn't like the song about the Lark having all hhis feathers pulled out. It's not a song I'd want to teach my children. Then again, is it any worse than the nursery rhymes we grow up learning hearing and singing in Britain? Probably not.
What about Alexa Polidoro’s performance did you like?
I think she has a pleasant voice and can sing.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
No, though I didn't like the song about the lark being defeathered.
Any additional comments?
Again, I think this is a good book for young children, even if I don't get the significance of the finger mime.