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“À LA CLAIRE FONTAINE”

This beautiful, traditional French song — “À LA CLAIRE FONTAINE” –has been a beloved children’s song for centuries. A soothing quiet down song or lullaby, the song is perfect for the end of the day. This original arrangement by French composer, Didier Prossaird, is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. Song “À LA CLAIRE FONTAINE” from […]

“AH ! VOUS DIRAI-JE, MAMAN”

In this traditional French children’s song — “AH ! VOUS DIRAI-JE, MAMAN” — the child complains to his mother that Daddy wants him to reason like a grown-up, but he thinks reasoning is overrated and candy is better than reason! This original arrangement of the traditional French song is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. Song […]

“LA FÊTE DES MÈRES”

This French Mother’s Day song — “LA FÊTE DES MÈRES” — is a perfect sing-along for young children and school classes to celebrate Mother’s Day. The song teaches children French vocabulary for things mothers do for their children as well as typical Mother’s Day gifts. The beautiful sentiment expressed in the song is a fitting […]

“LA CHANDELEUR”

What could be better than a day celebrating crepes? That’s exactly what happens on La Chandeleur! La Chandeleur is a fun and tasty French tradition associated with the February 2nd holiday of Candelmas. The French tradition involves the preparation of delicious crepes. This original French children’s song –“LA CHANDELEUR” — teaches kids French vocabulary for […]

“COMMENT ÇA VA ?”

How are you? Great! Let’s play! So-so. Not well. Tired. Better. This French children’s song — “COMMENT ÇA VA ?” — teaches children different emotions and responses to the question “How are you?” in French. Children can act out the different responses along with the song, then role-play their own responses aftewards. This light-hearteded song […]

“LA GALETTE DES ROIS”

La galette des rois — the “king cake” or “kings’ cake” — is a fun and tasty French tradition associated with the January 6th holiday of Epiphany.  According to tradition, the baker of the cake inserts la fève — a tiny charm or figurine — into the cake and then it is sliced.  The youngest […]

“ON PARLE LE FRANÇAIS”

“In France, we speak French. That’s the country I’m from. But there are many other countries, you know, where they speak French too.” This fun call-and-response song teaches kids the names of all of the many countries in the world where French is spoken. This French children’s song — “ON PARLE FRANÇAIS” — composed by […]

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“L’AUTOMNE”

The leaves are changing. It’s time to go back to school. It’s autumn! This French children’s song –“L’AUTOMNE” — teaches French vocabulary associated with autumn. The song, composed by Didier Prossaird, is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. Song “L’AUTOMNE” from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. L’AUTOMNE (Autumn) ©2018 Didier Prossaird All rights reserved Fini l’été tout va […]

“CARNAVAL”

It’s time to dance, sing, and have a parade! It’s Carnaval! This high-energy French children’s song — “CARNAVAL” — teaches action words associated with the celebration of the season known as Carnaval. The song, composed by Didier Prossaird, is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. Song “CARNAVAL” from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. CARNAVAL ©2018 Didier Prossaird All […]