This Italian-immersion program, designed and facilitated by storyteller Mariella Bertelli, is intended for babies aged up to 15 months to attend with their parents and grandparents. This child-centric class intends to build community around the baby, while entertaining and teaching them in Italian.
Each session is made up of songs, lullabies, refrains and rhymes, in a playful language recovery mode that will involve the adults as well as the baby. Bertelli's intention is to facilitate the whole family's reconnection to their Italian heritage and language as they bond and communicate with baby. Those who wish to expose their child to a non-ancestral language in order to enrich their child's environment are also welcome in this class.
Parole, suoni, rime e ritmi per esprimerci in madre lingua con i bebè.
Il corso per bebè e genitori/nonni si svolge in italiano. Per imparare o ricordarci espressioni e modi di dire, ripeteremo insieme rime, filastrocche, canzoni e ninne nanne. Ripristineremo la lingua madre per meglio coinvolgere i piccoli nell’ascolto e nella partecipazione. Questa prima narrazione aiuta lo sviluppo dei piccoli, portando diletto e benessere. È un’occasione per la famiglia e la comunità di raccogliersi in un gioco linguistico attorno ai più piccoli.
Tuesday, November 27th, 10-10:45am
$20 includes baby and their parents and grandparents
10-10:45am on Tuesday January 15, Thursday January 17, Tuesday January 22, and Thursday January 24. $80 includes baby and their parents and grandparents.
Please see studio policies here.
Classes are held in the lower-level studio at Evymama, 1345 St. Clair Avenue West. Please note that the studio is not wheelchair accessible.