In an effort to make the most of our trip to Europe, we have started to "prime" the children with some pre-reading. I've always felt that a little background knowledge customised to the little ones goes a long way to help them appreciate what can be difficult for some adults! We had to extend the children's knowledge of France beyond Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Ratatouille! The only lingering legacy of our french au pair is the love for eating crepes. The first stop was book depository where I purchased a few classics, one for each of the children and one for us!
|A pictorial journey for a little boy with a very short attention span...|
|Oh Miss Clavel!|
|Something a bit more challenging for a more advanced reader|
|Title says it all!|
|A book written with the help of 2 local mums with tips of what to do and where to eat. Let's hope its as good as it sounds!|
So far so good. The older two are sprouting "bonjour", "si", "merci", "au revoir" and have asked if we will be visiting Musee d'Orsay and Centre Pompidou. I had originally planned to only visit the Louvre for fear of museum overload.
One destination down! Only a few more to go...