MY PROFILE
Welcome, Guest.
Please sign in or you can click here to register an account for free.
Did not receive activation email?
Email:
Password:

Refer-a-Friend and earn loyalty points!
FORUM NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS
[6 Sep] Get the BEST of BrillKids at a VERY SPECIAL price (for a limited time only!) (More...)

[05 Apr] BrillKids HQ is relocating: there may be minor shipping delays (More...)

[17 Jan] Looking for WINK TO LEARN coupons? New coupons now available for redemption! (More...)

[22 Jul] More SPEEKEE coupons available at the BrillKids Redemption Center! (More...)

[22 Mar] Important Announcement Regarding License Keys and Usage of BrillKids Products (More...)

[26 Feb] MORE Wink to Learn coupons available at the BrillKids Redemption Center! (More...)

[08 Jun] NEW: Vietnamese Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[15 May] Hello Pal Social Language Learning App Has Launched! (More...)

[3 Mar] Update: Hello Pal now Beta Testing! (What We've Been Up To) (More...)

[11 Feb] Sign up for our Little Reader Vietnamese Beta Testing Program! (Sign ups open until FEB. 15, 2015 ONLY!) (More...)

[26 Jan] More Wink to Learn coupons available at our Redemption Center! (More...)

[18 Nov] Get your Arabic Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[21 Oct] EEECF News: Get 30% Off from Hoffman Academy! (More...)

[22 Sep] The EEECF is now registered in the UN and we now accept donations! (More...)

[13 Aug] The Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) is now a registered charity on AMAZON SMILE! (More...)

[12 Aug] ALL-NEW Transportation & Traffic Category Pack for Little Reader!(More...)

[21 Jul] Get 10% off our NEW Actions and Motions Category Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[14 Jul] Get 10% off BrillKids Books! IT'S THE BRILLKIDS SUMMER BOOK SALE! (More...)

[25 Jun] BrillKids store and website now available for viewing in Arabic! (More...)

[09 Jun] Get your Russian Curriculum for Little Reader! 10% off introductory price! (More...)

[09 May] Free Little Reader, Price Changes, and Promotional Discounts! (More...)

[28 Apr] Get BabyPlus Discount Coupons at the BrillKids Coupon Redemption Center (More...)

[13 Mar] Get your FREE Chinese Curriculum Update for Little Reader! (More...)

[20 Feb] FINALLY, introducing our Spanish Curriculum for Little Reader! (More...)

[24 Feb] We're looking for Content Checkers and Testers for our Arabic Curriculum! (More...)

[10 Feb] Volunteer with the Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) (More...)

[24 Jan] Check out our NEW Thai Curriculum Pack for Little Reader! (More...)

[20 Jan] Get Discounts from BrillKids Product Partners! (More...)

[10 Jan] Introducing our New Category Pack: Exotic & Wild Animals! (More...)

[27 Nov] Sign up for our LR Spanish Beta Testing Program (LIMITED SLOTS ONLY!) (More...)

[19 Dec] Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! NOTE: BrillKids office closed on holidays (More...)

[16 Oct] Announcing the WINNERS of our BrillKids Summer Video Contest 2013! (More...)

[04 Oct] Get Little Reader Touch on your Android device! (More...)

[19 Jul] BrillKids products now available for purchase at our Russian Online Store! (More...)

[31 Jul] BrillKids Video Contest Summer 2013 - Deadline EXTENDED to August 31st! (More...)

[20 Jun] Join the BrillKids Video Contest Summer 2013! (More...)

[17 Jun] India Partners: BrillKids products now once again available in India! (More...)

[22 Apr] Little Reader Touch Version 2 Now Available (More...)

[21 Mar] French Curriculum available now for Little Reader! (More...)

[16 Apr] Spain Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Spain! (More...)

[07 Feb] Update to Little Math Version 2 now! (More...)

[07 Feb] Check out the *NEW* BrillKids Downloads Library! (More...)

[27 Feb] Singapore Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Singapore! (More...)

[20 Feb] Vietnam Partners: BrillKids products now Online in Vietnam! (More...)

[22 Jan] Important: About Sharing License Keys (More...)

[07 Nov] Update to Little Reader v3! (More...)

[19 Oct] We're Looking for Translators for our Little Reader Software (More...)

[15 Oct] More Right Brain Kids coupons available at our Redemption Center! (More...)

[25 Sep] CONTEST: Get A Free Little Musician by helping EEECF reach your friends and colleagues! (More...)

[17 Sep] Give a child the gift of literacy this Christmas: 20,000 children need your help! (More...)

[29 Aug] Little Musician wins Dr. Toy Awards! (More...)

[29 Aug] VIDEOS: Perfect Pitch at 2.5y, and compilation of Little Musician toddlers! (More...)

[09 Aug] Get Soft Mozart Coupons from the Points Redemption Center! (More...)

[03 Aug] Welcome NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Mela Bala, Mandabplus3, Kerileanne99, and Kmum! (More...)

[03 Aug] Winners of the Little Reader Video Contest (Part 5)! (More...)

[25 Jul] Bianca's Story - What happens 10+ years after learning to read as a baby/toddler (More...)

[27 Jun] Updates on our Early Education for Every Child Foundation (EEECF) (More...)

[27 Jun] Join the Little Reader Video Contest (Part 5) (More...)

[04 Jun] Being a Successful Affiliate - Now easier than ever before! (More...)

[18 May] LITTLE MUSICIAN - NOW LAUNCHED! (More...)

[30 Apr] Winners of the Little Reader Video Contest! (More...)

[28 Apr] The Early Education for Every Child Foundation - Help Us Make a Difference (More...)

[20 Apr] Little Reader Curricula on your iPad or iPhone - now possible with iAccess! (More...)

[12 Apr] LITTLE MUSICIAN - now in OPEN BETA TESTING (with a complete curriculum) (More...)

[12 Mar] *NEW* Little Reader Content Packs now available! (More...)

[01 Feb] Join the March 2012 Homeschooling Contest: Create a Monthly Theme Unit! (More...)

[27 Jan] Join the BrillKids Foundation as a Volunteer! (More...)

[20 Jan] BrillKids Featured Parent: Tonya's Teaching Story (More...)

[17 Dec] Dr. Richard Gentry joins the BrillKids Blog Team! (Read Interview on Early Reading) (More...)

[08 Dec] Little Reader Touch promo EXTENDED + Lucky Draw winners (More...)

[01 Dec] Affiliate Success Story - How Elle Made $4,527 in Sales in just 30 days (More...)

[22 Nov] Little Reader Touch now available in the App Store! (More...)

[09 Nov] Winners of the September 2011 Video Contest (More...)

[01 Nov] Another free seminar and updates from Jones Geniuses (More...)

[16 Sep] SPEEKEE is now a BrillKids partner product! Get Speekee coupons at the Coupon Redemption Center! (More...)

[02 Sep] Little Reader Wins Another Two Awards! (Mom's Best Award & TNPC Seal of Approval) (More...)

[05 Aug] Little Reader Deluxe Wins the Tillywig Brain Child Award! (More...)

[28 Jul] LITTLE MUSICIAN beta-testing NOW OPEN! - Sign up here. (More...)

[14 Jul] Little Reader Wins Another Award! (PTPA Seal of Approval) (More...)

[13 Jul] Jones Geniuses FREE Seminars & news of Fall classes (More...)

[30 Jun] Little Reader Wins 2011 Creative Child Awards! (More...)

[11 May] The *NEW* Little Reader Deluxe - now available! (More...)

[06 May] Do you blog about early learning? - Join the BrillKids Blogger Team! (More...)

[21 Apr] Aesop's Fables vol. 2 - *NEW* Storybooks from BrillKids! (More...)

[15 Apr] BrillKids Foundation - Help Us Make a Difference (More...)

[08 Apr] Get READEEZ Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[06 Apr] The new Parents of Children with Special Needs board is now open! (More...)

[06 Apr] Join the Jones Geniuses online workshop for BrillKids members this April 21st! [FULLY BOOKED] (More...)

[04 Apr] Get TUNE TODDLERS Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[21 Mar] BrillKids Discount Coupons - Finally Here! (More...)

[21 Mar] BrillKids on Facebook... We've MOVED! (More...)

[15 Mar] Get KINDERBACH Discount Coupons at the Forum Shop! (More...)

[08 Mar] WINNERS OF THE VIDEO CONTEST: You, Your Baby and Little Reader Part 2! (More...)

[07 Mar] Please welcome our NEW FORUM MODERATORS: Skylark, Tanikit, TmS, and TeachingMyToddlers! (More...)

[22 Feb] Do you BLOG? Join the BrillKids Blogger Team! (More...)

[11 Feb] Affiliate Program – Use BrillKids Banners to promote your affiliate link in your blogs and websites! (More...)

[31 Jan] Important: Please Upgrade to Little Reader v2.0 (More...)

[26 Jan] BrillKids Blog - Criticisms of Teaching Your Baby To Read (More...)

[21 Jan] Share your Little Reader Success Story! (More...)

[08 Jan] Little Reader available on the iPad today! (More...)

[17 Dec] Aesop's Fables vol. 1 - New storybooks from BrillKids! (More...)

[13 Dec] Infant Stimulation Cards - New at the BrillKids Store! (More...)

[08 Dec] Christmas Sale: Give the gift of learning with BrillKids! (More...)

[29 Nov] Upgrade to Little Reader 2.0 [BETA] Now! (More...)

[19 Nov] Get Discounts for products from JONES GENIUSES! (More...)

[17 Nov] Join the HOMESCHOOLING CONTEST: Create a Monthly Theme Unit! (More...)

[08 Nov] Piano Wizard Academy Offer - Exclusive to BrillKids Members! (More...)

[23 Oct] Should music be a birthright? Is music education for everyone? (More...)

[20 Oct] Introducing the BrillKids Presentation Binder Set! (More...)

[12 Oct]Get to Know Other BrillKids Parents in Your Area (More...)

[14 Sep] Teaching your kids about music - Why is it important? (More...)

[10 Sep] The new ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE Collaborations board is now open! (More...)

[10 Sep] Meet other BrillKids Members In Your Area! (More...)

[27 Aug] Traditional Chinese Curriculum Add-On Pack for Little Reader - Now Available! (More...)

[20 Aug] Little Reader Chinese Curriculum Add-on pack - Now Available! (More...)

[5 Aug] Take Advantage of our Special Affiliate Program Promotion! (More...)

[3 Aug] Encyclopedic Knowledge Categories for FREE, made by all of us! Please join in! (More...)

[16 Jul] WINNERS OF THE VIDEO CONTEST: You, your baby and Little Reader! (More...)

[24 Jun] Be a BrillKids Affiliate and Get Rewarded! (More...)

[24 Jun] Need help from Native Speakers of SPANISH, RUSSIAN and ARABIC for Little Reader curriculum!

[01 Jun] Deadline for Submission of Entries for the LR Video Contest - Extended Until June 30! (More...)

[19 May] Facebook "LIKE" buttons are now in BrillBaby! (More...)

[25 Mar] Introducing the all new Little Reader Deluxe Kit from BrillKids! (More...)

[18 Mar] More Signing Time Coupons available at our Forum Shop! (More...)

[11 Mar] BrillKids Discount Coupons - Coming Soon! (More...)

[09 Mar] Little Math 1.6 and Semester 2 are now available! (More...)

*

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: French Immersion - Canada  (Read 9188 times)
Digg del.icio.us
Mae_Jakob_Ka
****
Posts: 579
Karma: 53
Baby: 1




View Profile
« on: September 15, 2012, 03:37:48 PM »

Hi Everyone,

My son is now in a private school (Montessori). He is in JK right now.  We are planning to change school when he goes to SK. We would like to put him in a French immersion school. Having done early learning stuff with him, we believe French immersion is the best system for him.

How many of you have considered French immersion for your little ones?

What do you think about French immersion in our public school system?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Elle


Logged

Brillkids Thailand: http://www.brillkidsthailand.com
ข้อมูลการสอนเด็ก: http://www.homeschoolthailand.com
 
c0mtesse
*
Posts: 19
Karma: 4




View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 12:58:22 AM »

Hello Elle,
I live in Ontario and we definitely put our little one to French Immersion. As far as I found out, they have kindergarten for 2 y.o and up as well. I think it is important to start as early as possible. I couldn't find any French speaking daycare before 2 y.o. but I think it is still ok if she will start learning another language at that age. We speak Russian at home and we have LR and LM lessons daily (in English) since she is 4 month old for now. I do speak French as well and I want my daughter to know at least 2 languages.

Thanks,
Alla

Logged
Mae_Jakob_Ka
****
Posts: 579
Karma: 53
Baby: 1




View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2012, 12:45:28 PM »

Hi Alla!!
Where are you in Ontario? I am in Caledon.

It's great that you speak French as well. Do you consider a French school? Do you have one in your area?
We are a non-French family. Neither one of us speak the lagnauge but we do want our son to speak French. French Immersion does not start until Grade 1 in our area. I registered my son to a full year French class run by the City. It's fantastic. He enjoys French class more than his school.

I do agree with you that it's best if they start early. They pick up languages so naturally.

Have a nice day.

Elle

Logged

Brillkids Thailand: http://www.brillkidsthailand.com
ข้อมูลการสอนเด็ก: http://www.homeschoolthailand.com
 
c0mtesse
*
Posts: 19
Karma: 4




View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 12:54:35 AM »

Yeah! Nice to have you so close smile
I live in Stoney Creek (Hamilton area). How old is your little one?
We have 2 French immersion near by: one in Burlington and one is Hamilton (Mountain area). They accept children from 2-2,5 y.o. I just called them recently.
We want our daughter to go to French school eventually after kindergarten, hopefully they will accept. I think the rule is that someone in a family have to speak French.

I am lucky because our neighbors also speak French and the wife is actually French teach so when my little one grow up a bit she can speak French with someone too smile

Alla

Logged
Mae_Jakob_Ka
****
Posts: 579
Karma: 53
Baby: 1




View Profile
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 01:00:26 AM »

That's wonderful!  I wish I could send my son to a French school!
My son is 3 years and 10 months old. He started LR when he was a year and a half. We completed both LM/LR and now doing LMs.

Are you a full time Mom or on mat leave?
Hope I am not asking too much.  wub

Logged

Brillkids Thailand: http://www.brillkidsthailand.com
ข้อมูลการสอนเด็ก: http://www.homeschoolthailand.com
 
c0mtesse
*
Posts: 19
Karma: 4




View Profile
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 03:18:53 PM »

He-he, no you not asking too much smile
I am on mat.leave and still have 4 month to go.
I wonder how you continue after a year of LM/LR was done? Did you created flashcards in the software and use to download material from the site? I am just wondering what to do after it is finished.. I don't expect her to start reading at 1,5 year old even though it would be nice smile Do you have other material you use as well?

Logged
Mae_Jakob_Ka
****
Posts: 579
Karma: 53
Baby: 1




View Profile
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 09:05:09 AM »

I downloaded contents from the Encyclopedic Knowledge category to teach my son. I created my own contents too. I have been trying to teach him Thai because it's my native language but he is not interested.  LOL

I focus more on phonics and have been using Reading Bear with him.

For other reading materials, I don't have many. I use Key Words with Peter and Jane, and starfall book sets I ordered from Amazon. I mainly use LR to teach sight reading and Reading Bear to teach phonics.

For Math, I have tried Right Start with him but he is not into the "math game". He does not mind lessons from Marshmallow math, though.

Logged

Brillkids Thailand: http://www.brillkidsthailand.com
ข้อมูลการสอนเด็ก: http://www.homeschoolthailand.com
 
c0mtesse
*
Posts: 19
Karma: 4




View Profile
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 07:34:13 PM »

Thanks, I might use it later on as well when she will grow up. Will see I guess smile So much to see, so much to do with them smile I want to teach her Russian but not sure if I want to do it myself. If I continue with her LM/LR English plus other activities like swimming etc., don't know how to find time for other things. Maybe later on..since we speak Russian, at least she will understand it but teaching to read is another chapter smile Have to involve grandparents  LOL

Logged
Mae_Jakob_Ka
****
Posts: 579
Karma: 53
Baby: 1




View Profile
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2012, 01:44:33 PM »

When my son was at home with me all the time, he spoke Thai better than English. Once he goes to school, he speaks less and less Thai. I am the only one who speaks Thai to him. His Dad only knows how to say Hello in Thai. :P
The good thing is my son understands everything I say. Only sometimes when I started nagging, then he turned his Thai listening ear off and pretended he did not understand a word I said.. LOL

In your case, it might be different because you both speak Russian and so do her grandparents. I bet she will be speaking both Russian and English..and later French!!


Logged

Brillkids Thailand: http://www.brillkidsthailand.com
ข้อมูลการสอนเด็ก: http://www.homeschoolthailand.com
 
silka
*
Posts: 9
Karma: 0



View Profile
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 03:08:57 PM »

Hi Alla and Elle, I have been reading your posts. I live in Toronto have two kids and also run a home daycare. I have one little girl who I care for who is speaking three languages! She is four. Her mother speaks Italian exclusively to her,her father french/english and at daycare and Jk she
speaks english. She sometimes gets her words mixed up but is excellent in all three languages! I know that little reader has some french content available as I have used it to help my older kids with their french skills.
Thanks for letting me comment!
Jen smile

Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 
Jump to:  

Recent Threads

by max1989, November 17, 2019, 09:20:11 PM
by writingpapersuck, November 17, 2019, 01:54:48 PM
by DigitalEra04, November 15, 2019, 01:35:04 PM
by DigitalEra04, November 15, 2019, 01:33:32 PM
by DigitalEra04, November 15, 2019, 01:32:09 PM
by DigitalEra04, November 15, 2019, 01:30:35 PM
by DigitalEra04, November 15, 2019, 01:27:20 PM
by DigitalEra04, November 15, 2019, 01:25:03 PM
by isabdom, November 15, 2019, 11:21:00 AM
by ameliasmith404, November 15, 2019, 10:28:38 AM
by tienthanh123423213, November 15, 2019, 08:06:08 AM
by john24947, November 15, 2019, 07:18:34 AM
by RTutilities, November 15, 2019, 07:15:25 AM
by john24947, November 15, 2019, 06:52:23 AM
by Franklin367, November 15, 2019, 05:18:50 AM
Page: 1/4  

Recently Added Files

More Shapes - More shapes not originally included in L... by Kballent, Oct. 23, 2019
test1 - test by SSbei, Sep. 08, 2019
Data Recovery Support +91 999-081-5450 - DATA RECOVERY We are a data recovery c... by datarecoveryservices, Aug. 12, 2019
Purple Foods - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Green Foods - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Yellow Foods - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Orange - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Red Food - I made some lessons with colored food f... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
White Foods - As part of Color Themes I made some less... by Kballent, Aug. 07, 2019
Fruits & veggies mascots - This is Polish \"must have\" mascots :) ... by Agnole, Feb. 24, 2018
Page: 1/3  

Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 111189
  • Total Topics: 19392
  • Online Today: 242
  • Online Ever: 780
  • (October 24, 2012, 11:17:59 PM)
Users Online

TinyPortal v1.0.5 beta 1© Bloc

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! Dilber MC Theme by HarzeM
Home | File Downloads | Search | Members | BrillBaby | BrillKids | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2019 BrillKids Inc. All rights reserved.