Mimi la souris is an adorable creation by our friend, Nathalie Bonneau (aka @jeannedelalune). Her website has a variety of fun animations that the Sunny Earth Kids keep coming back to time and time again. There are many fun resources for French on the Internet, but to be honest, there are only a handful that have attracted Soleil & Géo’s attention. Nathalie’s website is one of them!
Mimi is definitely a favorite! Soleil, who is now 5 1/2 years-old, wanted to write a story about Mimi. She cut up a bunch of papers, told me what to draw and asked me to help her write the phrases in French on a separate sheet of paper. She then colored the pages and copied down the French for each page. I photographed the pages on colored paper with the iPad, then uploaded them to Explain Everything. Soleil and Géo have been learning French from birth, but they are still not entirely comfortable speaking in French. The Explain Everything app helped Soleil record her French speech in small comfortable chunks. Here’s what we ended up with:
Soleil insists that it is not the end…that Mimi’s story must go on. We will see what other adventures Mimi will have! Soleil’s current obsessions include egg hunts and sleepovers…it will be interesting to see what Mimi will end up doing next! Perhaps we can get Géo’s help on the next one!!! 🙂
Thank you, Nathalie, for making French come alive for our children…complete with fireworks and iron-eating robots! We are so grateful you exist!