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Guest post by Laura Caputo-Wickham It’s a warm sunny day in the south of England, and I am enjoying a cup of coffee with some other mums that I met at my antenatal course. We make a point to meet up regularly and so far we have managed. Our babies are now toddlers and are […]

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      Benefit of bilingualism Raising children bilingual and bicultural is one of the main benefits that parents and educators can provide them. Although the common understanding of exposing children to more than one language is often equal to slow development, confusion and damage to the use of the first language, in reality bilingual children […]

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If your child, or a friend’s child birthday is coming up, take the opportunity to celebrate in Italian. Sing the birthday song in Italian: “Tanti Auguri a Te!” Tanti auguri a te! Tanti auguri a te! Tanti auguri a (name of the child), tanti auguri a te!   Then gioca (play), read a libro (book) […]

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“Mama, look at this fountain!” Victoria ran across the grass toward the large fountain. The water splashed and sprayed her face. The fountain was one of the many that adorned the park of the Caserta Palace, a former royal residence built for the Bourbon kings of Naples. The water felt cool on Victoria’s sweaty forehead. […]

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What about the children?

You may be familiar with the New York Times best seller Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, or with the movie that was made after the success of the book.   The first part of the trip described in the book, takes place in Rome, Italy and makes readers dream of gelato, pasta and fine wine. […]

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Are You Ready to Celebrate?

If you’re planning to go to Italy in February or March this year, don’t forget to check out the wonderful Carnevale celebrations held in many cities. This year Fat Tuesday, also known as Mardi Gras (in Italian: Martedì Grasso) will be on March 8th. This is usually the peak of the celebration and the last […]

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December is almost here and if you celebrate Christmas and have children in your life, it is great to have an Advent Calendar. An Advent Calendar is tradition that started in Germany over a century ago, and it’s a fun way to help children count down the days until Christmas. Advent Calendars come in many […]

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If you have young children and wish to keep your Italian heritage alive, this new book will help : Italian Nursery Rhymes Volume 2.   Se avete bambini piccoli e volete insegnargli filastrocche e canzoni dell’infanzia, questo nuovo libro vi potra’ aiutare: Filastrocche Italiane Volume 2.   *** Bring back childhood memories or create new ones […]

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The Italian Association of Assistance is a voluntary agency, offering a wide range of services and programs focused on community services, educational and cultural activities. Italian language learners are offered several learning opportunities: language classes, private lessons, storytime for the young learners and a Multimedia Resource Center. Children aged 4 to 11 can attend the Italian Bilingual School, where teachers are […]

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Exchange books, ideas and questions  with other learners at ePals: a K-12 online community for meaningful learning. More than half a million educators and millions of learners across 200 countries and territories safely connect, collaborate and build community. Find Italian books and more at: www.epals.com/forums/t/34690.aspx

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