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    French Playgroup

    I am looking for French playgroup for my son (2.75 years old) and my daughter (7 months). I found one in Causeway Bay, but scheduling not right. Does anyone has other suggestions?

    Susanna

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    I heard there's one in Pok Fu Lam but not sure where exactly.
    Will see if I can get details.

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    Funny enough, my son is French and plays with other French kids (all between 2 to 3 years old) and guess what...they play together in English.
    Somehow, in their heads, english is becoming the language of playtime.

    No solution to your question but may be you wanted to know.

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    Wonder why the French kids would speak English when they play. They pick up the language from their parents, caregiver, teacher, friends or TV perhaps? It's interesting. Like my daughter, she's Chinese but she prefers speaking English because my husband and I speak English with her. She switches to Cantonese when she talks to her grandma though and it comes naturally.

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    I don't think it is the caregiver.
    My son speaks an excellent French (both parents are French) with us even when we play.

    But he switches to what in needs when he needs it. It comes from kindergarten and public playgrounds: when kids meet and want to play the use of english makes sense so step by step they associate games and english and they don't need much vocabulary for that.

    The kids of two when they meet don't tell each other: "Hi, what do we speak today...French or English...?" They just start and English comes...

    When my son is going to France he would need to adjust few days because, strangely enough, english words will come first when he is in trouble: Don't push, stop that...

    Interesting I find

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    Where is this playgroup in Causeway bay? Suzanna, can you give details.

    I wonder where the "French" children are playing, because I would love to give some exposure to my son of other languages.

    Does anyone go down to the outdoor playground in Happy Valley at the weekends?

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    French Playgroup

    That was originally a plan of a place called Little Dynamites. However, my understanding is that since there is not enough people, the class has not started yet. My son and daughter are both attending other classes there. I can check again and get back to you.

    Susanna

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    Thanks.
    Are your children speaking French?
    look forward to hearing from you.

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