Category Archives: Back To School — French Songs

BONNE RENTRÉE

This catchy French back-to-school song, BONNE RENTRÉE, is a fun introduction to the classroom and a handy checklist of school supplies!  Is your backpack ready?  Let’s check!  The song features the debut of Laura Prossaird as a lead vocalist, accompanied by her proud papa, French composer and performer, Didier Prossaird.  BONNE RENTRÉE ©2022 DIDIER PROSSAIRD AND […]

COMMENT ÇA VA ? (How Are You?)

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 […]

L’AUTOMNE (Autumn)

The leaves are changing. It’s time to go back to school. It’s autumn! What a beautiful season! This French children’s song –“L’AUTOMNE” — teaches French vocabulary associated with autumn. A great sing-a-long for all ages. The song, composed by Didier Prossaird, is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. Song “L’AUTOMNE” from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. L’AUTOMNE (Autumn) […]

LES JOURS DE LA SEMAINE (The Days of the Week)

“LES JOURS DE LA SEMAINE” is a fun, action-oriented song that teaches the days of the week in French. The song begins on Monday with children putting their hands up in the air. On Tuesday, they hop on one foot, then put their hands in the air. And so on and so forth, as each […]

LE VIEUX MACDONALD (Old MacDonald)

This French version of the American classic “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” teaches the names and sounds of barnyard animals in French.  From ducks and donkeys to pigs and roosters, children will enjoy singing along in French to a familiar tune. The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD ALLONS DANSER! – French Learning Songs. Song “LE […]

LES ÉLÉPHANTS (The Elephants)

How many elephants can fit on a spider’s web? We’ll see! This fun, traditional French children’s song teaches children French numbers from 1 to 10. With each new verse, children add another elephant to the spider’s web and see if it will hold. The song “LES ÉLÉPHANTS” is from the Whistlefritz CD CHA, CHA, CHA […]

LES DOIGTS (The Fingers)

This bouncy, interactive French children’s song, performed by Marie-Louise Desage, teaches French numbers from 1 to 10. The video clip appears in Whistlefritz’s video ON VA JOUER. The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD ALLONS DANSER!  Song “LES DOIGTS” from the Whistlefritz CD ALLONS DANSER! Video from the Whistlefritz video ON VA JOUER. LES DOIGTS […]

LA TÊTE, LES ÉPAULES (Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes)

Get on your feet and start learning French!  This high-energy French version of the traditional favorite “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” gets kids on their feet dancing as they learn French words for parts of the body. The song “LA TÊTE, LES ÉPAULES” is from Whistlefritz’s CD ALLONS DANSER!   This video clip appears in Whistlefritz’s language-learning video ON VA JOUER.  […]

LES ENFANTS QUAND ILS DANSENT (When the Children Dance)

Time to get moving with this interactive song that teaches children French words for parts of the body. The video clip appears in Whistlefritz’s language immersion video ON VA JOUER. The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD ALLONS DANSER!  Song “LES ENFANTS QUAND ILS DANSENT” from the Whistlefritz CD ALLONS DANSER!  Video from the Whistlefritz […]

LA DANSE DES MAINS (The Hand Dance)

This high-energy, interactive song “LA DANSE DES MAINS” teaches kids French vocabulary for positional words (ex: in front of, behind, on the side, etc.). Kids use their gross motor skills to act out different French positional words — in front of, behind, above, below — all to lively Latin music. The video clip appears in Whistlefritz’s […]