Une Heure de Conte

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Une Heure de Conte en Francais

When: Fridays 10:30 – 11:00

Where:  Carleton Place Public Library (map)

Description:  We have a regular French Storytime at the library! Join Agathe to hear French stories, songs, and do a craft. We’ll have so much fun! This program is open to everyone, but aimed at children who have some French skills, as most of the program will be in French. No registration required.

Don’t Wait and See

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Don’t Wait and See!

Is your child ready for Kindergarten?  It is very important that your child be able to speak clearly and ask questions, listen and follow instructions, and play appropriately with other children. 10-12% of preschool children have speech and language difficulties that will make it hard for them to succeed in school and in life.

Take a moment to think about your child’s speech and language skills:

Can your 4 year old:

Follow instructions with three or more steps? e.g. “First get your crayons and paper, then draw a picture and then give it to Grandma.”?

 Use adult-type grammar?

 Tell stories with a clear beginning, middle and end?

 Talk to try to solve problems with adults and other children?

 Be understood by strangers almost all of the time?

 Make up simple rhymes e.g. Cat – Bat?

 Match some letters with their sounds e.g. letter T says “tuh”?

 Start a conversation and keep it going on the same topic for at least three turns?


If you are concerned about your child’s speech and language skills or are interested in how your child is doing, call the Language Express Preschool Speech System at 1-888-503-8885. A speech-language assessment can identify your child’s strengths and needs and can help you prepare your child for school.

For more information, check out our website: www.language-express.ca

New Regional Francophone Resource

The Regional Best Start French Language Network has been working hard over the summer to develop a new web-based resource, and Morgane Navarot,  Coordonnatrice du Réseau Régional de Langue Française du Sud-Est de l’Ontario (Coordinator of the South East Regional French Language Network) has completed the work!  For further information contact:  Courriel/Email: [email protected]

See the resource here:  http://www.rrlfse-on.ca/

Favoriser le développement des enfants francophones de l’Ontario, de la naissance à 6 ans, en leur donnant tout ce dont ils ont besoin pour s’épanouir dans un environnement sain afin qu’ils aient le meilleur départ possible dans la vie

Additional community resources can be found at http://francokingston.info/