Bilingual by Bedtime: Introducing Children to the French Language

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New book by Dianne Sibéal Donahoe introduces more than 120 French words to young readers.

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My main goal when I first started writing this book was to help children feel comfortable with another language and feel at ease traveling to France or another French speaking country.

Teaching children about cultures different from their own will leave a lasting impression, but some parents may find the task can be tedious or complicated.

“The Valentine Children’s Summer Adventures,” by Dianne Sibéal Donahoe, introduces more than 120 French words to young readers through a story of exploration, imagination and culture. Each page expands the reader’s vocabulary and worldview, turning the difficult task of learning a new language into an enjoyable experience.

By the end of the adventures the reader will be familiar with French culture and the vocabulary needed to join the Valentines’ adventures, set outside the real city of Carcassonne. New words, phrases and names appear on the page with direction on how to say them aloud.

Learning about the Valentine children’s adventures throughout the book encourages children to explore and imagine adventures of their own. The book actively involves the reader and engages them in learning, not just reading.

“My main goal when I first started writing this book was to help children feel comfortable with another language and feel at ease traveling to France or another French speaking country.” Donahoe said.

For more information, visit Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Archway Publishing.

“The Valentine Children’s Summer Adventures”
By Dianne Sibéal Donahoe
ISBN SC: 978-1-4808-1730-2
ISBN HC: 978-1-4808-1731-9
ISBN E: 978-1-4808-1732-6
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Archway Publishing.

About the author
Dianne Sibéal Donahoe lives in San Francisco and New York. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators, Friends of the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has been an artist for more than 30 years, specializing in oil painting and other media and interior decorating.

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