July 9

Sing a Song

Frère Jacques

French Version:

Frère Jacques, Frère Jacques,
Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous?
Sonnez les matines,
Sonnez les matines
Ding Dang Dong,
Ding Dang Dong

English Version:

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping?
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing,
morning bells are ringing
Ding Ding Dong, Ding Ding Dong.


Frère Jacques

Try This

Put on quiet music and show your child how to practice stretching. You can both count quietly as you stretch together. Try counting in French. 

1 un (uh)

2 deux (duh)

3 trois (twah)

4 quatre (KAT-ruh)

5 cinq (sank)

6 six (sees)

7 sept (set)

8 iut (wheet)

9 neuf (nuhf)

10 dix (dees)

Read a Book

Here are two book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries

  • Beauty and the Beast retold by Cynthia Rylant; pictures by Meg Park
  • Cinderella retold by Barbara McClintock

Explore More

See the July Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!