From the mouths of babes #60

From the mouths of babes is a weekly linky which invites you to share a post, old or new, about something your children have said. Those adorable mispronounced words, the glimpses into their imaginations, the blunt observations – whatever it is, I’d love to hear about it!


A big thank you to everyone who linked up last week. I loved R is for Hoppit‘s post and the way The Toddler’s menu started off with “Dear The Toddler” and her attempt to use reading the menu to try and get a balloon and Life with #BabyPink and the Boys made me chuckle with a question about growing a burger tree.

From the mouths of babes #60: arlez-vous français, mes enfants? Little Hearts, Big Love

One of my girls’ favourite DVDs is “the Frère Jacques DVD” (so called because of the song that plays at the start – its official name is ‘First Words in French’). I’ve been using this DVD and a couple of apps on my phone to try and teach them both a little French. My own French skills are not brilliant – enough to just about get by on holiday without constantly resorting to the phrase book but that’s about it. One of my aims this year is to improve my French and I’ve been using the Duolingo app on my phone each day to help with this.


It is wonderful to see how much the girls enjoy learning another language. They will sit on my lap and point to my face – “les yeux”, “le nez”, “la bouche” or hold up cutlery at the table “la fourchette”, “la cuillère”. Sophie made me chuckle when we were out driving somewhere recently and she started shouting at me in French from the back of the car “Maman! Maman!” Jessica is now very confident at counting to ten in French and Sophie is getting there and they both often ask “can we do French on your phone please, Mummy?” They also love the few French storybooks we have (although my pronunciation of some of the words is very dodgy – really must try and improve that before they start copying it!)


If you have any posts about something that your children have been saying lately, please do come and link up. The linky opens each Monday from 6am and closes on Friday at 11pm so there is plenty of time to link up your posts (old and new posts are welcome!). Please add the badge below to your post so others know where they can also link up (the badge code is below). I will also try and share posts via Twitter – please use the hashtag #ftmob and I’ll do my best to retweet them. I also have a Pinterest board and will be sharing posts here too.

Looking forward to reading what your little ones have been saying!


Little Hearts, Big Love


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11 thoughts on “From the mouths of babes #60

  1. Bless them – clever girls. It’s such a good idea to start teaching them at a young age. Zach’s nursery have started teaching a little bit of Spanish to the pre school kids as his key worker is fluent in it! I think it’s a great idea 🙂 Thanks for hosting #ftmob

    1. That’s great that Zach’s preschool are teaching them a little Spanish – it’s so good for children to learn other languages at a young age.

    1. I think my French was probably much better in my school days too – need to work on improving it so I can help the girls to learn it 🙂

  2. Oh, they are adorable! My boys learn spanish at school and often start singing songs in that language. Unfortunately I don’t know any spanish at all so wouldn’t have a clue if they were saying words correctly or not!

    1. How lovely that your boys sing in Spanish. I did Spanish at school but can hardly remember any of it now. If the girls started singing in Spanish, I wouldn’t have a clue either!

  3. How clever are they? So weird too – Toddler has become obsessed with being told things to say in french this week (Peppa did it!), & I am running out of ideas (& her pronunciation needs work!) – may have to look into this dvd. It sounds good! Thanks for hosting & for the mention this week! #ftmob

  4. What an amazing thing to do! My younger son is struggling a bit with French at his grammar school. I wish I’d thought to teach them like this at a younger age. I’ve got A Level French, so I’m able to at least help with their homework if they need it!
    Thanks for linking with Loud ‘n’ Proud.

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