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Radio program for children in French

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on August 27, 2017 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Listen to the radio station, Radio Pomme d'Api! Just as enjoyable for parents as it is for children!

Netflix shows and movies en franšais

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on August 24, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Watching shows and movies in French is a great way for you and your child to learn French!

Here is a list of the shows that we have found that have an option of French(under audio).  You may also put subtitles in French or Eng                  

                                                                                    French shows on Netflix

Les Aventures du Chat Potté


En Route, les aventures de Tif et Oh

Lego Friends                                         

Masha and the Bear                                                               

True and the Rainbow Kingdom      

Word Party             


Mia and Me


Justin Time Go


Puffin Rock

Veggie Tales

Care Bear's Cousins


Veggie Tales in the City

Julie's Greenroom

Free Rein (for 9 yr olds +)                                                          

French Festival at the Hillwood Mansion on July 15th

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on June 30, 2017 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Indulge your inner Francophile with eighteenth-century French amusements in celebration of Bastille Day and Hillwood's French decorative arts collection.


D-Day Commemoration in Old Town Alexandria

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on June 2, 2017 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Please join the Alexandria-Caen Sister City's D-Day Commemoration on Saturday, June 2 at 2:30-5:00 at City Hall. 

Old Town French will be there with a special French activitiy for children! More information: https://alexandriacaen.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/2017-d-day-events-june-1-3/

Georgetown French Market-April 28-30, 2017

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on April 24, 2017 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Feel like you're in Paris this Friday-Sunday in Georgetown!


My favorite French books

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on April 5, 2017 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is a list of some of my favorite French books. Most of these books you may find on amazon.com (start there first) or amazon.fr 

My favorite local bookstores who have French books are: Hooray for Books in Old Town Alexandria, Bonjour Maman in Kensington, MD and Politics and Prose in Washington, DC.

You may also buy French books on amazon.com and amazon.fr

Paris s'envole   (in French) or Paris, Up, Up and Away (in English) by Hélène Druvert.  A very whimsical book: The Eiffel Tower decides to fly to see Paris from a different point of view.  The beauty of this book are intricate black cut-outs of Paris.  

J'y vais by Matthieu MaudetAbout a bird leaving his nest.  His family and friends each give him something as he walks out of his nest and down the long branch.  A funny surprise at the end of where he is actually going.

Les orteils n'ont pas de nom by Jean LeRoy and Mattieu Maudet The toes are upset that they don't have individual names like fingers do.  Read the creative names the toes brainstorm.  

Roule and Saute by Tatsuhide Matsuoka. Very simple book about all different animals that roll (roule) and jump (saute).  Great repetition and good for learning the simple present conjugation of these two regular -er verbs. 

Manger un loup by Vincent Bourgeau  and Cédric Ramadier.  Great book for learning some kitchen tools and simple kitchen terminology.  Very funny book about a pig who wants to make wolf soup.  

Mon bus and Mon velo by Bryon Barton.  These two books are great for those who like to learn about different vehicules (mon bus) or about the parts of the bike (mon velo).  

Bon appetit, Monsieur Lapin by Claude Boujon. Monsieur rabbit no longer likes to eat carrots.  He asks his animal friends what they like to eat but none of those meals seem appetizing to Monsieur Lapin.  He makes the mistake of asking the loup(wolf) what he likes to eat and learns the hard way that the loup likes rabbits.  Luckily the wolf only eats Monsieur Lapin's ears and the  Monsieur Lapin starts to like to eat carrots again, especially since it helps him to grow his ears back.

La chenille qui fait des trous(The Hungry Caterpillar) by Eric Carle.

La vie secrète des bonshommes de neige https://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/la-vie-secrete-des-bonshommes-de-neige-caralyn-buehner/1114772987/2691781842569?st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_Core+Catch-All,+Low_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP79700&gclid=Cj0KCQiA7dHSBRDEARIsAJhAHwhm4q8IQJMZ-j4Bll9_-ZYLuflMviMq2MlwF4oDeWlDV7prjAh-NgcaAm0_EALw_wcB

French concert for families on March 3, 2017

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on January 26, 2017 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Vive la musique! Let’s sing and dance en français with Achille! Children and families are invited to attend a special concert with local musician, Achille, who will be singing popular children’s French songs.


When: Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5-6pm


Where: The Lyceum

201 S. Washington St.

Alexandria, VA 22314


Price: $5 per person

(ages 12 mo and under are free)

About the musician: Achille Ango grew up in Cameroon (Central West Africa). After graduating from High School, he went to France where he lived for seven years studying and playing music. He has taught French to children, and played music with various bands in the Washington area for more than 20 years. He now teaches French in an immersion school using music as a vehicle.





Sponsored by: Old Town French & The Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee


Parent's Night Out September 24th

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on September 16, 2016 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2016 at 5-8pm, I will be hosting a Parent’s Night Out with Arts on the Horizon and the Downtown Baptist Church here at the church. Your child/children (ages 3-12) will enjoy an enriching evening of art, stories, drama and music while you have a nice evening out in Old Town Alexandria! Your children bring their own bagged dinner and eats with us. The cost is $20 for the first child and $10 for the second, third, etc. Sign up here!