Category Archives: Animals (French)

MON ÂNE (My Donkey)

My donkey is sick! In this lively country song, the doctor treats the donkey’s different ailments from head to toe until the donkey is finally healthy. The song teaches kids the French words for parts of the body as well as how to say that something hurts. The song, performed by Didier Prossaird, is from […]

AU ZOO (At the Zoo)

Come see the animals at the zoo! Lions, hippos, giraffes, kangaroos, and more all make appearances at this musical celebration at the zoo. This catchy French song introduces kids to a wide variety of wild animals and the French words for those animals. The song, performed by Didier Prossaird, is from Whistlefritz’s CD AU ZOO […]

LA TORTUE A FAIM (The Turtle is Hungry)

In this catchy, rhythm and blues song, the hungry turtle plods tenaciously towards her lettuce dinner which is on the other side of the yard. The song teaches kids various French descriptive words, including fast, slowly, calmly, patiently, and hungry. The song, performed by Didier Prossaird, is from Whistlefritz’s CD AU ZOO (At the Zoo). […]

SOUS LE P’TIT BOUTON (Under the Little Button)

Infused with the rhythm of the Congo, this French African soukous song tells the tale of the tiny mouse that Mr. Marquis discovered under a button. This beloved, participatory song works for kids of all ages. Even very young children enjoy singing the percussive repetition of “-ri, -ri, -ri”, “-ki, -ki, -ki” and “-ton, -ton, […]

AS-TU VU FRITZI ? (Have You Seen Fritzi?)

Fritzi the Mouse is out and about around the community. In this guessing game, kids listen to the noises in a location and guess where Fritzi might be. The song teaches the French words for places in the community and positional words. The song, performed by Didier Prossaird, is from Whistlefritz’s CD AU ZOO (At […]

L’ARAIGNÉE GYPSY (The Itsy, Bitsy Spider)

This unique, jazzy arrangement of the “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” is a creative take on a familiar tune. The song, performed and arranged by Didier Prossaird, is from the Whistlefritz CD AU ZOO (At the Zoo). Song “L’ARAIGNÉE GYPSY” from the Whistlefritz CD AU ZOO.


This fun, whimsical song by French composer, Didier Prossaird, features a festive dancing frog named Reinette.   Children happily imitate the movements of Reinette, learning parts of the body and action words along the way. The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD ALLONS DANSER! Song “LA GRENOUILLE REINETTE” from the Whistlefritz CD ALLONS DANSER!

PROMENONS NOUS DANS LES BOIS (Let’s Walk Through the Woods)

Here comes the wolf! In this traditional French song and game, kids are going for a walk in the woods, but they have to be careful. If The Wolf is in the woods, he’ll eat them. So, kids cautiously take turns asking The Wolf what he’s doing to make sure they’ll be safe.   As long […]


Kids will love hearing this familiar folksong about a farmer and his dog with a French twist.   The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD CHA, CHA, CHA — French Learning Songs. Song “BINGO” from the Whistlefritz CD CHA, CHA, CHA.


“LES PETITS POISSONS” is a beloved traditional French children’s song about little fish swimming in water.  Kids enjoy knowing that, in spite of their size, the little fish swim as well as the big ones.  The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD “ALLONS DANSER!”  Song “LES PETITS POISSONS” from the Whistlefritz CD ALLONS DANSER!