Category Archives: Song of the Week (French)

“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. […]

“PROMENONS NOUS DANS LES BOIS”

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 […]

“AU SUPERMARCHÉ”

A trip to the supermarket feels like a parade in “AU SUPERMARCHÉ”! This lively, New Orleans-style song, composed by Didier Prossaird, teaches French vocabulary for different types of food. The song is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. Song “AU SUPERMARCHÉ” from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. AU SUPERMARCHÉ (At the Supermarket) ©2018 Didier Prossaird Tous droits réservés […]

“BINGO”

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. BINGO Traditional music. Arranged by Jorge Anaya. ©2010 Whistlefritz LLC. All rights reserved. Musique traditionelle. Arrangements de […]

“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 […]

“TOMBE LA PLUIE”

It’s raining. It’s pouring! How is everyone in the family reacting to the prospect of rain? French singer and composer, Emilie Moskal, has taken the first verse of this traditional French children’s song and created an entirely new, whimsical, and funny narrative detailing how the different members of the family vary in their reactions to […]

“TAPENT, TAPENT PETITES MAINS”

In this fun and interactive traditional French children’s song, kids make different motions with their hands and arms. They clap their hands; they spin them like a windwill; they move them like a fish; they fly like a bird. The motions start out slowly, but get faster and faster until they are comically quick. The […]

“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. […]

“LES PETITS POISSONS”

“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! LES PETITS POISSONS […]