Welcome to Mimi's French at home where even our youngest learners can experience French that is fun, active and easy! 

An access anytime, online French course for 3-6 year olds.

Course: Mimi et le soleil

Get the children excited about French this summer. 

WATCH: 6 videos all about, Mimi, our cheeky monkey, getting ready for a trip to the beach. Through Mimi the children will learn lots of French summer vocabulary and songs. These videos also teach greetings, counting up to 10, some colours and parts of the body. Over the 6 videos children will make steady progress in a gentle and fun way through catchy songs and simple phrases. Each video will build on the vocabulary covered in the previous video which allows for easy progression. 

READ: Read Mimi’s e-book Mimi et le soleil with audio. The course centres around this book, with all vocabulary in the book covered in the videos. By the end of the course the children will be able to understand the story in French :)

LISTEN: Our songs help to reinforce the vocabulary and phrases learnt. So, listen to our songs on MP3 whenever you like. 

PLAY: There are two fun activity packs to suit different ability levels with lots of fun activities to keep your little one learning and entertained. 

Included in package: 6 x ten minute teaching videos, an e-book storybook with audio, Mp3s of our songs and an activity pack.

Why learn with Mimi's?

At Mimi's, we want to give our young learners the very best start so that learning French is a positive, magical and fun experience. We want them to say "J'aime le français."

In our online courses, we use our cheeky puppet Mimi to teach French vocabulary and phrases. We also use catchy songs, an easy to read French storybook about our puppet and lots of crafts, games and activities to keep your little ones entertained. All these activities consolidate the same learning, so the children won't even realise they are learning.


"Aged 2 and 4 LOVED the online course! I was surprised at how engaged they were and how much they learnt via the videos! They were joining in with the songs and actions very quickly! Thank you Mimi's! " (Cara 2 & Aoife 4)

"Hello. We watched lesson three earlier in the week and Alice loved it! The peals of laughter over the 'hat throwing' - really lovely to hear! So we are really enjoying the course - high quality, with each lesson the ideal length for the age group, enough content to engage without overwhelming with new material/vocab" (Alice 4)

"From the backdrop and setting to the dialogue and theme, the entire course was super well thought out and unique. Maia was chatting and clapping along with you every step of the way. The book and the activity pack are the perfect compliment to the online classes." (Maia 2.5 yrs)

"What a fun and interactive way to learn French. Genuinely surprised and delighted that my 5 year old was so engaged with it, the screen was no barrier to the personal element of the mimis classes that we love!" (Isla 5 yrs)

 She loves it and we do something from it every day. She can complete an ' Ou est le --------- ?' task perfectly, which is a thrill to see. I am so happy to have her exposed to French as a foreign language in such an appropriate way, so young; I only started at age 14, so she got a head start of 11.5 years with Mimi's! I have recommended Mimis to numerous families. Wendy (mum of daughter 2.5).

Who we are

We, Angie Canavan and Hélène Giacometti are the perfect combination for making Mimi's magic happen.

I (Hélène) grew up with French speaking parents, in Ireland, and so I fully understand the reluctance that some bilingual children will feel in speaking French. Mimi's is exactly the safe and fun environment that I would have thrived in to gain a love and confidence for my family's language.

I (Angie) learnt French fluently from scratch. I know exactly how it feels to be embarking on a new language journey, the pitfalls and the obstacles to overcome. I have a real understanding of how a language should be taught from day one. 

With many years experience in teaching, and language specialisms we have a real drive to make French fun and accessible for our youngest learners.

We have been running Mimi's French classes since 2014, specialising in teaching our youngest learners from babies and now to 8 year olds. We are so excited to have the opportunity to bring our Mimi's magic to everyone at home.


My child is younger or older than the suggested age group - will the course still be suitable?

Yes, we have put a suggested age group but depending on the child the course could definitely suit a child of 2+ or a child just over 6.

Can I get a paper copy of the book?

Yes! The book can be bought from the shop on our website. Please follow the link:

Is there a follow on course after this one?

We currently have two courses available - Mimi et le soleil and Mimi se fait mal. We have another in the works - Mimi a froid which should available soon.