A GREEN MOUSE: French & Spanish songs and free listening resources:
A Green Mouse is trying to make learning a foreign language more accessible to children by providing songs and free French, Spanish and English listening resources, using short, interesting videos and engaging ‘stories’, to inspire children and relate language learning to everyday life.
Aptly named after a French children’s song, ‘Une Souris Verte’, A Green Mouse began with a collection of traditional French and Spanish songs recorded with clear vocals and a slightly slower tempo to enable young English-speaking children to join in, sing along, and develop valuable oral and listening skills early in life. They were chosen and produced with the idea of a music group in mind – a weekly class where children would practise the songs over and over again, gradually becoming accustomed to the sounds, learning the actions, and joining in.
A Green Mouse is committed to helping children develop their listening and oral skills, and there is now an extensive range of free language resources available to choose from:
2. Topic-based resources linked to the school curriculum.
For example: Items in a pencil case, Sport, Health, the weather, ’Food & Drink in French and Spanish, grammar, e.g. French prepositions, verbs, e.g. ‘Ser and Estar‘ in Spanish and much more. A list of most of the resources is available on the following pages:
French for children
Spanish for children
The focus is on listening practice backed up by subtitles and explanations on this website. A Green Mouse is a work in progress. Many new resources are in the pipeline and being added on a regular basis.
70+ videos are available to choose from on A Green Mouse’s youtube channel - AGREENMOUSE1