Our aim is to teach fundamentals of Italian vocabulary eg counting to 10, colours, body parts, animals etc using visual tools and direct instructions.
It is guided by the Early Years Foundation Stages which promotes the benefit of learning through play/ music/ song. Bizzy Bambinos offers not only an introduction to language but also social interaction, hand/ eye coordination, movement/ dance and most importantly it's loads of fun!
For bilingual families it’s a foundation for the parents to build upon and ensure that Italian language and culture is carried forward into our 2nd and 3rd generations here in the UK. It offers the opportunity to practice Italian with your child in a fun way and also meet like minded parents.
NON ITALIAN SPEAKERS
For non Italian speakers it’s an opportunity to expose your child to a second language:-
“The earlier you introduce a second language, the easier it will be for your child to pick up its unique sounds. The ability to hear different phonetic pronunciations is sharpest before age 3, and we lose the capacity to hear and produce certain sounds if we aren't exposed to them early on.”
(Source: F Thibaut, Director, Language Workshop for Children, NYC).
No previous language experience is required and song sheets are provided for mums (and dads)!