French Children's Playground Rhymes, Jumping Rhymes
Thread poster: Robin Jackson
Robin Jackson  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:52
German to English
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Sep 21, 2005

Hello, I am a native speaker of US English living in the US and currently teaching French to a group of young children (ages 8-12).I would like to find examples of jumping rhymes, hopscotch rhymes, playground rhymes or other children's verbal games in French. If anyone can recommend a book or other source, I would appreciate it. I would really be interested in anyone's personal experiences or recollections as well. What I am less interested in is materials that are specifically designed for English-speaking learners of French. I would prefer the real thing, if possible.

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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 14:52
German to English
French children's rhymes Sep 21, 2005

Hi Robin, I haven't found jumping rhymes, hopscotch rhymes or playground rhymes, but maybe these resources will help.

Nursery rhymes
http://www.optimnem.co.uk/NurseryRhymes.htm

Songs and rhymes
http://www.mamalisa.com/world/france.html

Ideas and links
http://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/features/display.aspx?path=/features/Good%20practice/&story_id=2032967

http://www.momes.net/comptines/content.html

Best wishes, Kim


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Charlotte Allen  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:52
French to English
A link to get you started... Oct 14, 2005

Your question immediately made me think of "Je te tiens, tu me tiens," (a version of the 'who will laugh first' contest).
Follow this link: http://www.momes.net/comptines/barbichette.html.


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Charlotte Allen  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:52
French to English
Oops! I see that the poster above already gave you a similar link... Oct 14, 2005

Anyway, I just thought of "Am stram gram", which is a sort of verbal game or chant, great for practicing French rrrrs.

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