French Baby Toys and Books – Introducing French To Babies and Toddlers Through Play
Our Favourite French Baby Toys and Books…
A while ago I wrote about learning a new language as a family. 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. You can obviously learn a language without forking out on a load of new ‘gimmicks’…I try to buy items that I’d usually buy anyway…but in French. It’s lovely to hear French every day in the house! (The links in this article are affiliate links. That means that if you buy something after clicking on a link then I’ll make a small amout of money…it doesn’t cost you anything extra and it’ll put a smile on this mummy ‘s face!x)
1. 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.
2. Octoplush How adorable are these octopus soft toys!? I 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 toy!
3. Titounis Songs Not a toy as such but I had to include this collection of catchy songs that will have parents singing along too. Songs are a great way to learn new words and these are rich in vocabulary. You can also watch the cute animated music videos on their YouTube channel. After a year of watching them for free on YouTube we finally bought the download so we can listen in the car!
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. Books I was an early years teacher before starting a family so we have a LOT of kids books in the house! Our French stash is growing too…
Our youngest loves these “Ou est mon…?” collectable textured board books (in English they are called “That’s not my…”) There are so many to choose from. We have loads in English, French and Welsh.
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.from
Remember to check out my other ideas for learning a new language as a family