CPF Ontario collaborates with wonderful partners throughout the year.
This bulletin showcases the great initiatives they have launched to help keep students and parents busy and learning during these uncertain times.
Camp Tournesol🌻 & Brouillet Academy
While Camp Tournesol is well known around the Greater Toronto Area for its fun-filled French Summer Camps, their team worked tirelessly to move quickly and begin offering virtual camps as early as March 16th to provide families in the area with quality content for their children while they’re self-isolating at home.
Camp Tournesol’s sister company, Brouillet Academy, is now offering a variety Virtual French Classes using their Zoom platform so that families can receive high-quality French content from the comfort and safety of their own homes!
Their Virtual French Classes range from lighter academic- and fun-focused classes for youngsters to more rigorous offerings for teen and tweens. They also offer flexible 1-on-1 online tutoring as well!
Registering for their fun and engaging Virtual French Classes or tutoring programs, or even just following and sharing their posts on social media are huge helps to them during these trying times.
Visit their website to learn more about the Virtual French Classes and how they can boost your child’s bilingual skills!
TFO – Le Camp TFO en Famille
Le Camp TFO en Famille is an initiative implemented by Groupe Média TFO to support parents during this time spent at home with their family. Made for Francophones and Francophiles across Ontario, it gives them tools to help plan their days with kids.
TFO – IDÉLLO
Subscribe to IDÉLLO for free to discover everyday a new selection of educational activities to do with your children between two and seventeen. You can also browse among 10,000 educational resources including thematic folders, games and videos to support your kids’ learning.
IDÉLLO offers webinars crammed with practical advice for parents. And don’t forget to follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Each day, they will share with you ideas, tips, special educational material, as well as wellness and relaxation resources.
TFO – Boukili App
By downloading the Boukili application, you will make young children between four and eight fall in love with reading. This virtual library gives you access to over a hundred original digital books in French, to help them learn how to read.
TFO – À L’Écoute
Another available educational tool you can include in your at-home learning program is the guide À L’Écoute. It includes several activities parents can do with their children, from four to eight years old, learning French as a second language.
Upcoming Parent Webinars
CPF Ontario, joint with IDÉLLO, are offering online learning sessions where we will show you how to navigate the free IDÉLLO-TFO resources, that assist your children in furthering their French proficiency, while learning at home.
Information and registration links are below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Navigating IDELLO.org – Focus on Grades 1-6 on April 14, 2020 12:00 PM EDT
Navigating IDELLO.org – Focus on Grades 7-12 on Apr 14, 2020 7:00 PM EDT
Navigating IDELLO.org – Focus on Grades 7 – 12 on Apr 16, 2020 12:00 PM EDT
Navigating IDELLO.org – Focus on Grades 1-6 on Apr 16, 2020 7:00 PM EDT
Concours virtuel – Ensemble à distance
Canadian Parents for French, along with nation-wide partners, recently launched the Concours virtuel – Ensemble à distance. This is a contest that allows students from Kindergarten to grade 12 to share their stories on how they are spending their time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cash prizes for the winners are matched with charitable donations. To learn more, click here.
Connect with us!
We know during these uncertain times many are struggling to cope. We will be supporting, providing resources, and adapting as much as we can in this new landscape to keep promoting and supporting bilingualism. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more resources as they come! 😀