Category Archives: Parts of the Body (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 […]

LA GRENOUILLE REINETTE (Reinette the Frog)

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 BARBICHETTE (The Goatee)

Don’t giggle! This traditional French folksong is a fun musical game that begins with two kids holding each other’s goatees and staring at each other. The first one to laugh loses. Laughter is infectious as the players hold different parts of each other’s faces while trying to coax their partner into a smile or giggle. […]

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 […]

TAPENT, TAPENT PETITES MAINS (Clap, Clap Little Hands)

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 […]

UN, DEUX ET TROIS (One, Two and Three

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 (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.

SAVEZ-VOUS PLANTER LES CHOUX (Do You Know How to Plant Cabbage)

This high-energy, big band version of the traditional French children’s song is an engaging way to teach 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 CHA, CHA, CHA.  Song “SAVEZ-VOUS PLANTER LES CHOUX” from the Whistlefritz CD […]

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 […]