It is important for teachers to remember that each name, irrespective of origin, pronunciation or meaning, is a significant marker of the child's identity.
Toddlers require social interaction, smiling, chatting etc. things that can only be provided by humans. During this early stage, the best language resource is a responsive adult who takes care of the child’s communicative needs.
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Toddlers and babies require social interaction, smiling, chatting etc. things that can only be provided by humans. During this early stage, the best language resource is a responsive adult who takes care of the child’s communicative needs.
The social advantages of understanding different languages, and therefore different perspectives, helps children to think more critically and to become a more empathetic and well-rounded individuals.
Including pupil’s home languages in the daily routine and visual landscape of your school is rewarding and it has a significant impact on children’s self expression, on the development of their identity and for making strong links between home and school.
Bilingual children who develop a language at home that is different from that of the education setting have to learn to navigate between two languages and two cultures, and they need to adapt and respond to their environment.
The list below includes authentic materials that can support you on your language journey. These resources have been tried and tested by Italian parents living abroad and are regularly updated. Some of these resources are available for free through the national Libraries system or online.
Research shows that dual language books are effectiveOver the last 20 years countries in Europe have seen an increase of approximately 20% in the population that speaks a language other…