Every year, the school gives us a budget to buy an impressive amount of English books. These books are available for kids to borrow whenever they want.
Encourage them to go visit the English section of their school library to see all the new books we have each year!
– TV in English:
Chose two TV shows in English and watch it every week.
This can be combined with a good English routine!
– Books in English:
Read with your kids in English, you can’t believe the difference it will make.
Find good series of book they already read in French and have them reread them but in English this time. (ex: Harry Potter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Journal d’un Dégonflé))
The best way to show your kids they have to be interested in learning English is to be interested in it yourself. Learning English is not only about having good grades at school but to be interested in learning more.
If the precious time we spend in class is combined with everything above, we can all work towards great results and mostly, giving our kids the desire to become bilingual.
And who knows? Maybe you could even improve your own English skills! 🙂
I often get questions from parents about the program. They are very good questions if you are interested in what your kid is learning! Here is a very good document that summarizes what is in the program.
Here is a very good place to buy books in English.
They are specialized in pedagogical and children’s literature and they will guide you to get books for the appropriate level.