If you want to encourage your petit enfant to learn another language, then you could do a lot worse than invest in First Words in French by Alain Grée (Button Books, RRP £7.99). It features over 300 words and 100 repositionable stickers to use around the house.
The book is divided into 25 sections of vocabulary, such as At the Zoo, Things we Wear and On the Road and, of course, shapes, colours and numbers. As you’d expect from French illustrator Grée, the retro-look illustrations are vibrant and engaging. Alfie has just started ‘proper French’ at school, so I can’t wait to try this out with him. First Words in Spanish is also available.