A Bilingual Love Story

A Bilingual Love Story

A Bilingual Love Story

When you hear the words love and story I bet you start thinking about two people poetically in love. Add Italy and you can already picture the two of them sharing dinner at a ristorante like Lady and The Tramp with candles slowly burning between their glasses of wine. And even if a love story about Italy often involves a man with dark eyelashes and a charming accent, we'll leave the men for now.

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Italian Inspired Gifts for Mother's Day

Italian Inspired Gifts for Mother's Day

Are you a mamma or do you have a mama who always plays down the importance of Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday as we call it in the UK?

A mama who tells everyone not to worry and it’s just a ‘hallmark’ day but actually would just love breakfast in bed and some flowers?

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World Book Day 2019 - Bilingual Book Ideas

World Book Day 2019 - Bilingual Book Ideas

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again when we all celebrate the brilliant initiative World Book Day! It seems to come around so quickly and this year I have two children old enough to take part!

They will be going to school as a shark and a penguin carrying their favourite books. There has been a bit of backlash this year from people claiming that children just dress up and don’t actually care about the books.

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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #12 January 2019

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #12 January 2019

January 2019 - New Year, New Rules!

We used to have set themes each month, but we understand there isn’t always time to write yet another post!

There are some topic suggestions below you are free to use, however from now on we ask for any Italy related blog posts or vlogs each month.

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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #11 October 2018 - Hilarious travel mishaps

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #11 October 2018 - Hilarious travel mishaps

October – Travel Gone Hilariously Wrong

We all know even the best of travel plans can (and do) go awry. Tell us about your travels gone wrong (even if it’s only hilarious in hindsight).

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German Bilingual Children's Books - Week #20

German Bilingual Children's Books - Week #20

German Bilingual Children's Books

Bilingual Children - Week #20

This week on our Bilingual Children series I'm focusing on German resources. 

This is actually a language I studied at school and although I'm very rusty, I'm considering introducing it to my son as his third language. 

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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #8 July 2018 - Your 'Dolce Vita'

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #8 July 2018 - Your 'Dolce Vita'

June: Hidden Gems

For the June #DolceVitaBloggers link up topic, we’re asking you to spill the beans on your favorite Italian hidden gem! Your hidden gem could be anything that you think is too good to be kept secret any longer, such as a town, a beach, a restaurant, a shop, an Italian wine, a made in Italy product, a recipe or dish….the options are endless! Give your Italian hidden gem the love and attention it deserves. Shout it from the rooftops!

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Which is the most beautiful Italian lake of them all?

Which is the most beautiful Italian lake of them all?

Which is the most beautiful Italian lake of them all?

I wish it was that simple to look in a magic mirror and be told which Italian lake is the most stunning and should be your next holiday destination! 

I've been to many of the Northern Italian lakes. Como, Garda, Trasimeno, Lugano. They all have a certain beauty to them. Their own personality.

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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #7 June 2018 - Hidden Gems

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #7 June 2018 - Hidden Gems

June: Hidden Gems

For the June #DolceVitaBloggers link up topic, we’re asking you to spill the beans on your favorite Italian hidden gem! Your hidden gem could be anything that you think is too good to be kept secret any longer, such as a town, a beach, a restaurant, a shop, an Italian wine, a made in Italy product, a recipe or dish….the options are endless! Give your Italian hidden gem the love and attention it deserves. Shout it from the rooftops!

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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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#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #6 May 2018 - 5 Italian Words

#DolceVitaBloggers Linkup - #6 May 2018 - 5 Italian Words

May: 5 Favourite Italian Words/Phrases and How to Use Them

This month on #DolceVitaBloggers we're looking for your 5 Favourite Italian Words or Phrases! This can be anything you love, something unusual even something naughty! Definitely something we were unlikely to learn in a class!

We're really excited to read your suggestions and learn some new vocabulary ourselves! 

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Tips For Submitting Minority Language to Memory

Tips For Submitting Minority Language to Memory

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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