Italian Bilingual Children's Books

Italian Bilingual Children's Books

Italian Bilingual Children's Books

Bilingual Children - Week #15

This week on our Bilingual Children series I've decided to focus on a language close to our family's heart! Italian!

I suspect this will mainly be useful for those of you who are either Italian yourselves or raising Italian children in the UK. But if you are planning on going on holiday to Italy these can also be useful to get by, for adults and children alike! 

I've put together a list of resources for different age groups, which will help you introduce Italian at home, should you wish to! 

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French Bilingual Children's Books - Week #14

French Bilingual Children's Books - Week #14

French Bilingual Children's Books

Bilingual Children - Week #14

This week on our Bilingual Children series I've decided to focus on the French language. 

Hopefully this will be useful as many families will have French as one of their home languages. However even if your family is monolingual this is one of the first languages English speaking children learn at school.

I've put together a list of resources for different age groups, which will help you introduce French at home, should you wish to! 

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5 Italian Words or Phrases (#DolceVitaBloggers)

5 Italian Words or Phrases (#DolceVitaBloggers)

5 Italian Words or Phrases (#DolceVitaBloggers)

This month at Dolce Vita Bloggers we're writing about our 5 Favourite Italian Words or Phrases!

It's pretty hard to pick just five as you come across so many wonderful words when you study languages. 

These are mine, although I had to do words AND phrases as there were too many! 

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All words are equal, but some words are more equal than others

All words are equal, but some words are more equal than others

Bilingual Children - Week #13

All words are equal, but some words are more equal than others

When I started attaching a word of the day to the front door before going to work, back in September 2016. I didn’t have a real plan: I didn’t know how long it would have lasted for, I didn’t focused on any particular group of words.

I didn’t set a target . It was only my genuine desire to grow my son’s vocabulary in the minority language. A simple yet unrefined attempt to boost the number of words he could understand and pronounce in Italian.

It was a Monday to Friday exercise and started almost by chance.

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Bilingual Children - Week #12

Bilingual Children - Week #12

How to stay Bilingual on holiday!

So how do you keep your language learning on track while you're away. You may think it's easier when you're in a routine but going somewhere new can actually help bolster the learning for your children rather than throw them off course.

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Where's My Village? Mammaprada & Facebook

Where's My Village? Mammaprada & Facebook

Where’s My Village? Mammaprada & Facebook

Mammaprada is starting to build a bit of momentum and I would like to create more opportunities for us to share things with each other, chat, have fun and offer assistance or collaboration!

With that in mind I have in a moment of possibly sheer madness created TWO Facebook groups!

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5 Tips for Teaching your Child a Language (Bilingual Week 11)

5 Tips for Teaching your Child a Language (Bilingual Week 11)

5 Tips for Teaching your Child a Language

Interview with Will Collier of Little Linguists Library

1. Do it together and set a target

When was the last time you learned something with your child rather than simply helping them to learn something you already knew? Kids love it when the grown-ups are in the same position as them. 

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Little Linguists Library – Learn a Language with your Child (Bilingual Week 10)

Little Linguists Library – Learn a Language with your Child (Bilingual Week 10)

Little Linguists Library – Learn a Language with your Child

Do you have children learning languages at school? Or do you have little ones who you would like to give a head start at a second language but you don't speak one yourself? 

This week I'm interviewing Will Collier, founder of Little Linguists Library. Will is creating a series of books which help parents learn or support their child to learn another language, even if they can't speak a second one themselves. 

This is a huge stumbling block for many parents and it seems Will has found the answer! 

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Bilingual Children - Week #9

Bilingual Children - Week #9

Bilingual Children - Week #9

This week on Bilingual Children I decided to actually interview my children about learning languages and their two cultures! 

You've heard don't work with children or animals... well I'd say there's some truth in it! 

Watch here to find out more and join in the discussion with your anecdotes on raising children with languages whether it be at school or home! 

years and the next one will take place on 1st March 2018.

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Inspirational Women - International Women's Day 2018: (#DolceVitaBloggers)

Inspirational Women - International Women's Day 2018: (#DolceVitaBloggers)

March: Inspirational Women - International Women's Day 2018: 

This month at #DolceVitaBloggers we're honouring International Women's Day by choosing 'Inspirational Women' as our topic! 

I've created a video this month and my Inspirational Women is the main character!

Take a look and please comment with your stories of the Inspirational Women in your lives! 

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World Book Day - Bilingual Children - Week #8

World Book Day - Bilingual Children - Week #8

World Book Day

This week in honour of the brilliant initiative World Book Day, we are concentrating on great bilingual books in a variety of languages. 

World Book Day is a day for celebrating anyone involved in the creation of books and stories and most importantly it’s a celebration of reading.

UNESCO have recognised it as a worldwide project to promote books and reading, and it's celebrated in over 100 countries all over the world.

The initiative has been running for 21 years and the next one will take place on 1st March 2018.

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Why should I learn a language - Post Brexit?

Why should I learn a language - Post Brexit?

Why should I learn a language - Post Brexit?

You may think that I became a language lover when I married a man with a different nationality to me. The truth is my favourite subjects to study at school were always English language and foreign languages. I was fascinated by travel and being able to communicate. After a school trip to Rouen where myself and some other students were insulted in English by German school children (Yes they insulted us in our own language which they could speak pretty well!) I knew I could not cope with only knowing my own language. 

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Bilingual Children - Week #7

Bilingual Children - Week #7

Our Bilingual Week

This week we are back to sharing Our Bilingual Week with you, what we've been working on and our observations of our children's learning. 

Festivals

As we learnt last week from our mothers of bilingual children. Learning a language is about more than words. When you share your language with your child, you're sharing your heritage too. It's often hard to infuse the culture of the minority language in to your every day life but there are little ways to do this.

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Bilingual Children - Week #6

Bilingual Children - Week #6

Our Bilingual Week

Welcome to week Six of Bilingual Children! Sadly this is the last week in our Series of speaking mums raising bilingual children! I hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as we have enjoyed sharing with you. 

This week we're looking at the reasons why it's important to us that our children are learning our languages and how to not give up in those difficult times. 

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Bilingual Children - Week #5

Bilingual Children - Week #5

Our Bilingual Week

Welcome to week FIVE of Bilingual Children! Last week I spoke with lots of mums raising bilingual children and asked them to share their challenges. They were very kind enough to be honest about the hurdles that they face and this week I’ve asked them to tell me about the different approaches that they use. 

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Bilingual Children - Week #4

Bilingual Children - Week #4

Our Bilingual Week

Welcome to Week Four of Bilingual Children! I've been really busy last month collecting feedback from other Bilingual Mums. So throughout February I will be sharing all of their challenges, different approaches and reasons for helping their children learn a second or multiple languages.

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Bilingual Children - Week #3

Bilingual Children - Week #3

Bilingual Children - Week #3

I recently asked other mums who are raising Bilingual Children if they could share their experiences, good and bad. I asked for tips and most importantly challenges, as we all know there are many!

Firstly I was amazed and delighted at how many of you came forward. However I also noticed that as usual us mums do worry if we are doing things the correct way or should have done approached this type of learning differently. 

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Bilingual Children - Week #1

Bilingual Children - Week #1

Our Bilingual Week

I'm starting a new series on Mammaprada. Every Wednesday I will give you a little insight into our bilingual learning. What has challenged us and which products we've found useful. There will be some interviews with others raising bilingual children, an expert in the subject or a creator of a product or service which helps us all in raising our children bilingually. 

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