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2024 International Mother’s language Day

2024 international mother language day - le toboggan

You are invited to celebrate this year’s international mother’s language day by joining us for an amazing international story time.

We will gather on the grounds of the Fremantle Arts Centre on Saturday 17th February 2024 from 3pm.

Thanks to our kind multilingual volunteers from the Multilingual Australia, Goethe Society WA, Arya Hindi Vidyalay and many others, we are able to bring you this fantastic event that celebrates the cultural and linguistic wealth of our communities.

There will be stories read in Italian, German, Hungarian, Bahasa (Indonesian), Hindi, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese.

Free event. No booking required.
Let us know if you would like to contribute your language.
Please share with your communities.

Brought to you by Le Toboggan

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WA Museum’s Wildlife Gallery- Marsupials – in French and in Spanish with Le toboggan

We are ending this year language tours at the WA Museum with a fun visit. We learn about marsupials in an interactive and educational manner.

Did you know that not all the marsupials had pouches?

Join us t learn more fun facts about these iconic Australian animals.

French visit on Sunday 3 November at 10 am and Spanish on Sunday 5 December at 10 am.

$10/per person. Cost of the tour in French of Spanish only, adults will need to either purchase a membership (from $15) or a ticket at the entrance of the mUseum ($15).

Book your ticket now

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Le toboggan’s summer holiday programs

We are pleased to organise several programs in French and in Spanish to increase your child’s language exposure in a fun and educational way.

In all workshops, places are limited to 8 children.

Book club – 3 hour, $65/child includes the book. Children 6+.

French – ‘Kim Ono’ – 10 Jan 9am to 12pm & ‘Oups ! Y’a encore un loup !’ 25 Jan 1-4pm

Spanish – ‘La isla del tesoro’ 10 Jan 1-4pm & ‘Los 3 mosqueteros’ 25 Jan 9am-12pm

Tickets at

Language through art workshops. – 3hr – $65/child includes your child’s masterpiece. Children 6+.

French – Discover Miro 11 Jan 1-4pm & Picasso 24 Jan 9am-12pm

Spanish – Discover Miro 11 Jan 9am-12pm & Picasso 24 Jan 1p-4pm

Bookings at

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German story time with the Goethe Society at le toboggan’s

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We are pleased to announced that our friends from the WA Goethe Society has kindly offered to volunteer to run 2 story times in our premise:

Wednesdays 8 November and 13 December at 11am at 3/168 Hampden road, Nedlands.

Le toboggan will endeavour to bring you more multicultural events. This is a free family event. Everyone is welcome to attend, non-speakers too.

I look forward to seeing you all.

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International story times at the 2023 Scribblers Festival

Le toboggan is very proud to bring a multicultural touch to this year’s Scribblers Festival.

We will be organising 4 international story times. Mark your calendars!

Saturday 28 Oct

1pm – Chinese / 3pm – Portuguese

Sunday 29 Oct

1pm – Spanish / 3pm – French

The organisers have planned fantastic activities for your children Some require bookings.

Check the whole program out…

You will find the story time books and more at our stall. Please come and say hello between activities 🙂

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Le toboggan’s French and Spanish tours at the WA Museum UPDATE

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Our Spanish and French tours are now open to the language learners.

You do no need to master the language. Our tours offer additional exposure to enhance your language skills. We organise interactive activities and the language learners receive a vocabulary sheet related to the gallery visited.

No matter what your language level is we are happy to adapt the tour to all level of proficiency.

We can also arrange tours for language groups or schools.

Head to and get your tickets now. Adults 16+ $5/ticket and children 4-15 $10/child.

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April-May newsletter

Our latest newsletter is available. To ensure you do not miss out on the future issues subscribe to our website.

Inside, upcoming events, latest arrivals and the discount code for a yummy treat at France at home.

Also FREE delivery for domestic orders over $130.

‘Bookshop’ away!

If you miss it email us at to receive a copy

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A special treat from France at Home for Le toboggan’s subscribers

France at home is a French supermarket based in Victoria. You can find many yummy French foods and products. For our followers with a sweet tooth, you can find a variety of biscuits, lollies and cordials.

For the ones who prefer savoury food, there are patés, cheese, and delicious canned food.

France at home is offering Le toboggan’s newsletter subscribers a 10% discount with no minimum order required. You will receive the code in the April newsletter. If you want to order earlier, email us and we will send you the code. Make sure you have subscribed to our newsletter.

In the meantime browse their offerings at France at home.

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Happy harmony day & multicultural book reading

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Happy Harmony week!

This week the State Library of Western Australia and Better Beginnings are launching the multilingual reading of their book ‘Baby Ways’.

All the parents of the children born in WA receive a copy. A wonderful initiative to promote early literacy.

Thanks to the contribution of amazing volunteers, the book was read in several languages. It was an honor to have been invited to read the book in French and in Spanish.

For all the videos visit the library’s YouTube channel or click on the link.

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Our partnership with the WA Museum is extended to 2023

Le toboggan at the WA Museum

We are proud to announce that our French and Spanish tours for children will continue in 2023. As part of the WA Museum’ s community partnership project, Le toboggan was invited to run the tours next year as they promote multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion.

Next year’s calendar is:

12 February – Dinosaurs French and Spanish tours

12 March – Wildlife gallery – the marsupials in French

2 April – Wildlife gallery – the marsupials in Spanish

7 May – Origins gallery – learning about minerals in French

11 June – Origins gallery- learning about minerals in Spanish

3 September – NKBW (First Australians) gallery – Dreamtime stories – in French

15 October – NKBW (First Australians) gallery – Dreamtime stories – in Spanish

5 November – Wildlife gallery – TBA – in French

3 December – Wildlife gallery – TBA – in Spanish

I look forward to teaching young adventurers fun facts about the universe and life on our planet in their heritage language.