No, this is not Michela writing from Milan, but Natalie from Sydney. The thing is that I love the idea of my little one speaking Italian. I started lessons about seven years ago. And while I’d love to say that I’m fluent, I’m not because the lessons have only happened in fits and starts due to one very disorganised Italian teacher. But I do try to speak to Charlie in Italian whenever I can and I have a few Italian playmates lined up for him. So when it came to his first Christmas I wanted to give him a gift that was something that would allow us to spend quality time together. And I’m a sucker for anything that’s educational, too. That’s where this great little book came along. Each double page in First 1000 Words in Italian by Heather Amery has a different location – such as the home – and lists the objects you find there in Italian. The book is part of a series that also has books in French, Spanish, Greek, etc. Perfect, for him and me!
These are lovely books. If you are in the UK, you can often buy these books for a very reasonable price from the ‘Book People’ who sell quality books at rock bottom prices, I don’t want to sound like an advertisment, but I love the book people!! They currently have a book of first Spanish words by the author mentioned above for £2.99!
This sounds great, Natalie! I wonder, does the series come in plain English as well? We speak Dutch at home!
Esther, they have one called “First 100 words” in English on the publisher’s (Usborne) website. x
Thanks – great news!!