As many of you know, classes at Piccoli Passi have been on pause for the fall season, as my family was busy settling in our new rescue dog, Grotto, who ventured here all the way from Arkansas. He’s been an absolute joy, and now that he has fully transitioned to life in the Ferrante household, I’m more than ready to dive back into my classes, and I’ve been very busy preparing some fun and exciting new lesson plans for our winter session ...
I’ll be updating registration information shortly, including class dates and times, but until then, I thought I’d leave you with some suggestions on how to incorporate some Italian into your family’s holiday festivities.
For those who celebrate Christmas, no doubt your decorating is well underway. Little ones love watching this transformation take place, with all the twinkling lights and sparkly ornaments, jolly Santa figurines and laughing elves. For them, it’s nothing short of magic, watching items they haven’t seen for an entire year being unpacked from boxes and displayed around the house. So, where does the Italian fit in? How can we use all this merriment and tradition to learn some new words? Here are some ideas!
Below you'll find some useful links. Hope you'll find them helpful. Looking forward to a fun winter session of classes! And if you’re just dying to see pictures of our Grotto sporting reindeer antlers, just say the word! I suppose I could be persuaded to share a few :) Until then, have a wonderful holiday season filled with love, laughter and family.
Italian version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer:
Italian program about Santa:
Italian program about the First Christmas:
a compilation of children’s songs in Italian:
children’s books about la befana:
la befana coloring pages: