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April’s virtual Spanish story time

Today we are learning how to count to 10 with Dracula.

We are learning the colours with De que color es un beso?

and about the animals with El libro de la selva.

Happy listening! If you know someone who would like to watch the stories let them know about us.

Soon we will upload our virtual French story time.

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Museum visits from home

We are soon to be all in lockdown and we need a few ideas to keep our children busy. Let’s use some screen time to visit a few museums and monuments around the world (all in English):

MUSEO NACIONAL DE CIENCIAS NATURALES in Madrid. Check out the online exhibits.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY in Washington. Enjoy a virtual tour.



MACHU PICCHU in Peru, from the sky.



Let’s remember that learning and exploring is fun.

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COVID-19 update


We value your health and well being. Until further restrictions are announced we have taken the following measures:

Language workshops

Have been suspended at the playgroups and are maintained at the schools and at El Asador restaurant until schools are closed down. Private tutoring is delivered now via virtual class whenever possible.


Visits to the playgroups, language mother groups are suspended. Attendance to public events is suspended until further notice.

French and Spanish story times are now virtual, visit to watch our first virtual French story time.

Contactless deliveries within Perth metro are maintained. Orders Australia wide are shipped within 2 business days as usual.

The above actions will be updated as required.

From our family to yours, stay safe and healthy.

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Educational resources for the classroom

Le toboggan can also source educational resources, such as student and teacher books and materials for the classroom.

Those resources are adapted to several language levels A1, A2… and the age of the learners.

We do not carry any stock but all resources can be received within 5-6 weeks.

Here are some of the resources we can quote on:



Publisher: Difusion


AULA 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

C de C1

Campus Sur


Lola y Leo 1, 2


Publisher: Edelsa


Experiencias 1, 2, 3, 4

Vente 1, 2, 3, A1, A2

Embarque A1, A2, B1, B2

Meta ELE A1, A2, B1, B2.1, B2.2

Meta ELE final 1, 2

Tema a Tema

Asi se habla en el nivel B1, B2, C



Nuevo Ven 1, 2, 3

Eco 1, 2, 3, A1, A2, B1

Espanol, por supuesto 1, 2, 3, 4

Codigo ELE 1, 2, 3, 4

Chicos y chicas 1, 2, 3, 4

Jovenes 1, 2, 3, 4


Colega 1, 2, 3, 4

La pandilla 1,2

Los trotamundos


Publisher: EnClave ELE


Mision ñ

Uno, dos, tres …Ya!

Clave de Sol 1, 2, 3

Generacion 3.0

En accion A1, A2

Genial! A1, A2

Bienvenidos de nuevo A1, A2

Conexion plus B1, B2

Dale al DELE A1, A2, B1, B2, C1

DELE escolar A1, A2, B1

Destrezas ELE: espresion escrita, comprension auditiva, expression oral, comprension lectora

Dale a la gramatica

Dale a la conjugacion

Viva el vocabulario


Publisher: Edinumen


Clan 7 con hola amigos!

Espacio joven

Mundo real internacional


Adelante con la Eso

Espacio joven 360 °

Club prisma

Cuadernos de vacaciones

Nuevo Prisma




Aprende espanol con …. A1, A2, B1





Publisher: Didier


Le DELF A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2

Edito C1

Passe-passe A1.1

Generation A1 to B2

Ludo et ses amis 1 to 3

Decibel 1 to 3


Publisher: Hachette


Les petits loustics 1,2

Les loustics 1, 2, 3

Super Max A1, A1.1

Grenadine A1, A1.1

Tatou le matou 1, 2

Adomania A1, A2, B1

Adosphere A1, A2, B1

Le kiosque A1, A2

Le mag’ A1, A2, B1

Extra A1, A2, B1

Bien joue! A1, A1.1, A1.2, A2

Preparation a l’examen du DELF A1 to B2

Cosmopolite A1, A2, B1

Alter Ego+ A1, A2, B1, B2

Texto A1, A2, B1

Totem A1, A2, B1

Scenario A1, A2

Alter Ego A1, A2, B1

Agenda A1, A2, B1

Le nouveau taxi A1, A2, B1


Publisher: Edition maison des langues




Maps in Spanish and in French

World maps

World region maps

Country maps in local languages


Posters for the classroom in Spanish

Musical instruments

My emotions

Food wheel

Transport modes






The water cycle

The solar system

The Earth

The Sun


For more information email us at





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Spanish and French workshops 2019 Term 1

Our Spanish and French workshops for children 3 to 6yo are back in 2019.

We find children learn better when they are having fun so we play while learning Spanish or French. We encourage interactivity between the children so they get to practise their language skills.

Some of the activities of our workshops are:

Reading stories, craft, playing games, singing songs, baking, drawing, colouring, writing, treasure hunting, etc…

Time and places are as follows:


Saturdays – 8:45 to 9:45, at the restaurant El asador, 324 Bulwer street, Perth


Saturdays – 10:15am to 11:15am, at the restaurant El asador, 324 Bulwer street, Perth .Tuesdays – 4pm to 5pm, at 78 Lesueur Pass, Beeliar (SOR)

Starting on Tuesday 5th February

Cost is $20/child/session. Discount available when 2 children are enrolled at the same time. FREE trial session. Pay as you go. No charge if you cannot attend.

We kindly request that you notify us if you are enrolled and cannot attend and if you wish a FREE trial session. We want to make sure there are enough resources for all the children.

Email us for more info

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A multicultural gift for Christmas

Opening little minds up to other cultures is giving the gifts of curiosity, love of learning about and from others but also tolerance. Taking your children to cultural festivals, making them taste foreign foods, reading books in foreign languages, reading foreign stories translated in English, playing games are all great ideas to offer this multicultural exposure without having to travel.

Here is a list of multicultural ideas that you might like to have at home. They are fun and great for learning.

  • A world atlas
  • Memory games: Arabicity, Arabicouples, Cities of the world
  • City pop ups: Paris, New York and London
  • Stories about Africa: Bella’s adventures in Africa, African animals ABC, African tales
  • Bilingual English-Ngaanyatjarra(Goldfields Aboriginal dialect) Australian  grub life cycle
  • World stories: Lin Yi’s lantern, The Faery’s Gift

Contact us for more suggestions.

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Book review: ‘Professor Wimp, or a screw, a hammer and the Know-it-all robots’

In Polish, from 6yo.

Professor Wimp is a very busy inventor. He is always welding something, or tightening screws, or greasing hinges and designing ever newer contraptions and robots. However, not all of them turn out to be as useful as he’d planned…

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2018 Q4 French & Spanish workshops

We run Spanish & French workshops for children 3-6yo.

We encourage learning through play-based activities. We sing, play games, read stories, do craft, have fun…

For more information on our free trial class email us at

Our sessions run for 1hr including packing time.


Saturday 8:45 am at the El Asador restaurant, Perth.


Tuesday 4pm, Beeliar.

Saturday 10:15am at the El Asador restaurant, Perth.

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The Culture Kid – The bilingual advantage: 10 STRATEGIES LEADING LANGUAGE EXPERTS ARE TEACHING IN 2018

Shannon Kelly from the Cultured Kid has interviewed 10 experts in raising bilingual children and asked them for tips.

We proudly contributed by offering the following advice:

“When deciding to raise your children in multilingual environment have a clear objective.

Are you happy with a passive bilingual or do you wish your child to be bi-literate? Whatever your goal is, you will require resources, time, ways to find exposure.”

You can download the full article by using the below link.

Shannon also offers French and Spanish language programs for preschoolers. They are so well designed that you do not need to language yourself to teach your child. You will find more information on



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World Read Aloud Day 2018

Happy World Read Aloud Day!

What special book are you reading to or with your children today?

We do a lot of reading at home, my children are too young to read by themselves but they love books. Today we are sharing a few tips to make reading a book more fun!

  • Make it fun! Use different voices, exaggerate reactions, do not be afraid to play silly.
  • Ask questions about the pictures, the story. Can you guess what is going to happen next? What would you done differently?
  • Ask them to describe what they see, can they guess the story?
  • Make ‘mistakes’. If your children are like mine they like correcting me when I change something in the story, unless we agreed to all change something.
  • All the above is even more important when you have been reading the same book for the 10th in a row. Repetition is their way to learn and they are registering different elements of the story at every reading.
  • Read a bout things they like, pirates, dinosaurs, fairies, knights, cars, animals, other cultures…
  • Never stop reading to your child even when they learn to read by themselves.
  • Keep reading, the more they see you read the more they want to do it.

If you are a multicultural family, think about bilingual books. They are a great resources as both parents can read in their language. Children get to learn new words in both languages.

Let’s read, read, read!