Category Archives: Dance (French)

“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 […]

“LA GRENOUILLE REINETTE”

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! LA GRENOUILLE REINETTE […]

“SUR LE PONT D’AVIGNON”

This beloved traditional French folksong gives children a perfect opportunity to dress up and take part in the action, whether as a cook, carpenter, singer, police officer, conductor, musician, gentleman, lady, or child. The diverse members of the community all dance together on the famous bridge of Avignon teaching the French words for different jobs. […]

“LES VOYELLES”

Dancing along to this lively samba is a fun and engaging way to teach children the vowels in French.   The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD CHA, CHA, CHA — French Learning Songs. LES VOYELLES (The Vowels) ©2010 Jorge Anaya. All rights reserved. Tous droits réservés. Dans l’alphabet, il y a cinq voyelles Cinq voyelles, il […]

“LES JOURS DE LA SEMAINE”

“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 […]

“LES NOMBRES”

Kids affectionately call this song the “Cha, cha, cha Song”. In addition to teaching kids about the style of music known as “cha cha”, this song teaches French numbers from 1 to 100. The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD CHA, CHA, CHA – French Learning Songs. Song “LES NOMBRES” from the Whistlefritz CD CHA, CHA, CHA. […]

“UN, DEUX ET TROIS”

This high-energy, participatory song – “UN, DEUX ET TROIS” – gets kids up on their feet dancing and learning the parts of the body in French!  As they count along, kids move their heads, arms, legs, waist, hips, and whole body to the irresistible Latin music of this song.  The song is from Whistlefritz’s CD […]

“LES DOIGTS”

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”

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 […]