On her/his around the world travelling, Globe-Trotter meets again "Baba the hungry cobra", "Éva the dreaming blue whale", "Lili the shy magpie", "Oscar the cheeky parrot and its best enemy Paco the sleepy cat", "Fatou the carefree turtle and its play friend Doudou the worm", but this time at a more complex level of language.
At the intermediate level, the children will get to know new characters: "Éloi the counting black cat", "The forest jungle band","The travelling donkeys from Provence" and "Papio the monkey" while venturing in new spaces in Western Europe, East Africa, and Oceania.
On her/his around the world travelling, Globe-Trotter meets "Baba the hungry cobra", "Éva the dreaming blue whale", "Lili the shy magpie", "Oscar the cheeky parrot and its best enemy Paco the sleepy cat", "Fatou the carefree turtle and its play friend Doudou the worm".
The young adventurer closely follows their joys and sorrows and ventures in new situations all along the 5 albums that take her/him to new spaces in South India, South America, Eastern Europe, Central America and West Africa.
Once the story is over, the audio offers the very young learners the option of repeating the text with the guidance of the story teller - a French native with a clear and standard pronunciation, the author herself.
Audio files for download
While offering children regular exposure to a foreign language in her/his very early years is a true gift, a simple grammar cum exercise book, however well conceived, will hardly do the trick. But teachers and parents know how an illustrated story book read aloud to the children can captivate their young minds.
Learning a language is not only about reading and writing, but also about listening and reproducing the sounds as accurately as possible while speaking. A correct pronunciation of the words is a key to be understood. Spelling is often misleading, especially when it comes to French!
Memorisation of the words by visualising the words and imitating the sounds is essential. Listening to an audio file while following along in the actual book contributes to gaining understanding and building general language confidence.
This is when the children's stories of the Globe-Trotter collection with its lovely water coloured illustrations and playful phonics come in! This unpretentious, yet original and highly colourful "edutainment" project complete with its audio files, will surely keep young children both happily entertained and busy learning while being immersed in the language.