I am thrilled to introduce you to a new series on Trilingual Mama! I will be scouring the Internet and presenting you my best finds with features of online bilingual stories for children, most of them free! Today’s feature are three four French children’s stories online, all of which are known and loved classics found on the French Experiment. The four stories available are Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, the Ugly Duckling and the Three Little Pigs.
Goldilocks is also available in Italian, Spanish and German.
Little Red Riding Hood is also available in Italian and Spanish.
The Ugly Duckling is currently available only in French.
The Three Little Pigs is also available in Spanish, Italian and German.
What I love about these online stories is that each includes several beautiful illustrations accompanied by an audio clip. The story is read aloud by a native speaker, who offers authentic pronunciation, but speaks slowly enough and enunciates well enabling beginning speakers to clearly understand. I find the rate of speech to be a bit too slow for native speakers, but for true beginners, it’s nice.
The French text allows the user to ‘read along’ and a hidden English translation is readily availalble with the click of the mouse (the translation appears below the French text and can be hidden again also with a click of the mouse). Each story lasts approximately 6-7 minutes. You could also read the story yourself if you speak French, instead of listening to the audio clip.
If you are interested in other online bilingual stories for children, please follow this link: Free online books for kids in multiple languages
Do you have any favorite sites or applications for online bilingual stories for children? Please share them with us!