|Fruit and vegetable “flashcards” for les enfants.|
Andrea is hoping Ella will want to learn French and plans to not only speak to her in French, but also send her to the Alliance Française classes for toddlers when she is older. In the meantime, she occasionally reads French children’s books to her.
To help in the effort, I sent Ella an adorable collection of mousse filled cardboard cards with pictures of fruit and vegetables on each side, with the names in French. Of course at this point she is only speaking her own language, which her mother and father are trying to decipher, but Drea tells me that she loves the cards. The corners are rounded and they are made to be held in little hands.
There are four sets of the “flashcards” which I have ordered for her. It seems to me as if this would be a fun, interactive, game for parents and children.
Drea and Will have several Francophile friends with babies and toddlers and plan to give them sets of these cards as gifts.
I pointed out, ever the clever, inventive hostess (ahem), that they can also be used as coasters. Imagine how much fun adults would have playing with French flashcards after a coupe or two of Champagne. . .
The collections are from the French publisher, Gallimard, 6.90 Euros. (The fourth collection is vehicles, but I couldn’t find a good picture for you.)