Bonjour! Oh my, it's been too long since I've posted here, and I'm sorry. Even when I'm not writing, I'm constantly thinking about what I can share with you next--resources that would be helpful, thoughts to help us sort out family life together in this messy world . . . so merci for staying with me through the quieter periods. Today's post simply has some fun and informative weekend links, but I'll be back next week with more about homeschooling in French (along with some of the English resources my family uses too). I'll also be posting some of my children's favorite French iPad apps. In the meantime, read on:
- Writer Asha Dornfest (who hails from my locale of Portland, Oregon!) has a new book out called Parent Hacks. I enjoyed her last book, Minimalist Parenting, which she co-authored with Christine Koh, so I'm looking forward to gleaning some more little tips from her.
- This 2-minute hyperlapse video of Paris, featured by BBC Travel and shot by Tyler Banks, is dizzying and exhilarating-- it tugs on that sweet spot I have in my heart for the City of Light.
- A quick history on April 1st in France and what people do for April Fools' Day in France from Geraldine Lepere at CommeUneFrançaise.
- Les Petits Livres, a fantastic U.S. source for renting children's books in French, is running a special on annual Storyplayr subscriptions. Storyplayr provides access to digital children's books in French (many of which have audio recordings too!) We have a Storyplayr subscription and I reviewed Storyplayr here.
- French singer Camille's jazzy single, Suis-moi (featured in The Little Prince movie to be released by Netflix in the U.S.), makes me want to dance even when the world seems increasingly chaotic and France is experiencing riots. (For more insight into the popularity of public protests in France, Mark Kurlansky's 1968: The Year that Rocked the World has an informative chapter pertaining to the French student riots in '68.
Bon weekend et a très bientôt,