French Baby Toys and Books – Introducing French To Babies and Toddlers Through Play
Best French Baby Toys and Books…
A while ago I wrote about learning a new language as a family. Toys and games are an excellent way to introduce a language to babies and toddlers.
I thought I’d be a bit more specific about some of the French baby toys, games and books that we have in the house for our little ones.
I don’t think learning a language should cost a fortune. For that reason, the French baby toys that we recommend are types of toys that you’d probably buy anyway…just buy bilingual ones instead.
It’s lovely to hear French every day in the house! You’ll find that it’ll help you too if you’re learning!
1. Baby Einstein Activity Table.
Our boys loved their Baby Einstein Discovering Music Table. Especially when they were just learning to stand.
They can play musical notes or switch the key to introduce colours and numbers. There are lots of noisy fiddly bits that keep their interest too as well as developing fine motor skills.
There’s a guitar to strum, a drum to tap and a spinning French horn. At the centre of the table is a book that activates the lights and songs.
The legs are detachable so it can also be used on the floor at tummy time. As baby learns to stand they can use the table to support their balance.
How adorable are these octopus soft toys!? We love anything ocean themed and these are even better as they can be set to English (American), French or Spanish!
Each of the legs has a different embroidered colour which when squeezed says the colour in your chosen language. A super cute French baby toy!
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3. Titounis CD
Not a toy as such but I had to include this collection of catchy songs that will have parents singing along too.
Listening to kids songs can get a little tedious but you may find you enjoy singing along to these!
Songs are a great way to learn new words and these are really rich in vocabulary.
You can also watch the cute animated music videos on their YouTube channel or buy the CD so that youcan listen in the car as we do.
4. Glow and Discover Light Bar.
Another Baby Einstein toy that you can set to English, French or Spanish.
This French baby toy is lovely for tummy time as there are coloured buttons, a spinning rattle and lights to keep little ones entertained.
There are three modes to choose from: animal noises, xylophone and colours.
5. ‘Ou est mon?’ books
I was an early years teacher before starting a family so we have a LOT of books in the house!
Our youngest loves these Ou est mon…? collectable textured board books (in English they are called “That’s not my…”)
Just look at how many there are to collect…
I’ve written a more comprehensive list of the French baby and toddler books that we love if you’d like to take a look.
Remember to check out my other ideas for learning a new language as a family.
I hope this has given you lots of ideas! Let me know in the comments if you have any other French baby toys and books to suggest.