Are your children Italian or do they understand the language? Then Eindhoven Library and the Eindhoven Italian School invite them to come to Raccontastorie (Storytelling) on Sunday afternoons.
These two institutions have partnered up. Children and their families can participate in various activities – in Italian – at the library. These include readings, improvisations, theatre, and creative activities.
Eindhoven’s Italian School, “La Lampadina”, was created to sparking enthusiasm and stimulating interest in the Italian culture and language. It is aimed at young, school-aged children. This is done by developing their Italian language skills and confidence in communication.
Reading activities for the kids
The school’s weekly Italian lessons have been a great success. This success is why “La Lampadina” will now offer six to ten-year-olds a further opportunity to discover Italian traditions and culture – a series of reading activities at the library.
It is a well-known fact that reading is one of the most powerful learning tools. It can provide knowledge and, at the same time, enrich language development. The books used in the reading activities will explore various topics. These include not only the classics of mythology and fables. There will also be educational stories about the environment. And closer to the end of the year, Christmas stories.
Each event will include a creative activity following the reading. This will allow the children to use their imaginations and have some fun. The programme, as a whole, will provide children with cultural and linguistic tools. These tools are to strengthen their identity as bilingual speakers and, ultimately, as confident global citizens.
The first of these free events is this Sunday, 27 October. Then they will be on 3 and 24 November and 8 and 22 December. The activities will all run from 15:00 to 16:00 at the Library in the Witte Dame.
For more information on ‘La Lampadina’s’ ongoing initiatives and projects, please visit their website.
Source: Eindhoven Italian School