The ultimate list to keep up Italian at home!

The ultimate list to keep up Italian at home! Schools are closed, families are far apart, but language can keep us together and get our brains active!Here are some links to help families keep up the Italian language and learn something new! Scienza Express offers interesting science articles and the content is very accessible. Esercizi …

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Discover world cultures from your home!

Discover world cultures from your home! I am the mother of three young children, and spend a lot of time doing things with them and for them. The one thing I still do for myself…yes, just for myself…is a visit to a museum or a gallery. Right now museums around the world are opening their …

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More drama please!

More drama please! The power of role play I never cease to be amazed at children’s role playing skills. I could listen to them all day. Last week my daughters were playing “sisters”, and decided to be teenage sisters for the morning. Then today they were at the circus…and suddenly they transformed into astronauts! Children …

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Realtá o finzione? Giocare al teatro

Più italiano in casa! Realtà o finzione? Giocare al teatro Questa mattina ho origliato… le mie figlie più piccole stavano decidendo chi “essere”. La più piccola ha deciso di fare la madre, la sorella ha deciso di fare la figlia, e si è data 10 anni in più, quindi era la figlia sedicenne. Si sono …

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Calling all language explorers!

Calling all language explorers! Attention adults! Here is a competition to keep your language explorers occupied for a while and the prize is really cool!   The idea is simple: fill out the language passport. You can print out our passport or make up your own. We have it available in English and Irish, so …

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A siesta at home with an audio book!

A siesta at home with an audio book! From Irish to Urdu, all the books you can enjoy for free from your home The days off school seem to be getting longer and longer and stricter measures are now leaving more and more children confined to the home. Some people thrive with carefully planned routines, …

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Piú italiano in casa! – Quarta parte

Più italiano in casa! quarta parte Idee per combattere la noia ed imparare insieme durante l’isolamento Pasta da mangiare, pasta per giocare! Il web è pieno di idee e immagini su come utilizzare la pasta per creare lavoretti, ma questa è una sfida per voi! Inviate le vostre immagini del lavoretto con la pasta il …

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Time to play with pasta!

Time to play with pasta! Are you desperately searching the web for creative ideas to pass the time with your child? The internet is full of images and suggestions on how to make crafts with pasta, but here is a challenge for you!  Get creative with your child, make something using pasta and send us …

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Hanging out with very young children

Hanging out with very young children Getting language into the mix with 2 to 3 year olds These days of isolation are not easy when your young child wants to hang out, talk, play, climb the sofa, and there is little or no interaction with other children or family members! I called this blog post “hanging out” …

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