Teach Kids Italian! Language Resources for Little Learners
Do you have a little one learning Italian? Or are you interested in the language and would like your child to learn? With so many benefits of being bilingual, many parents are deciding to raise their children with multiple languages, and the Italian language is quite a popular choice. However, unless you live in Italy you are probably wondering where to buy materials and resources. Here we have your covered. Below are useful Italian resources for kids to help teach kids Italian.
Italian Learning Websites for Kids
Muzzybbc.com – An interactive language learning program for children produced by the BBC to help teach kids Italian.
Theitalianexperiment.com – Popular fairy tales translated into Italian, Italian lessons, and course reviews.
Kidslearnitalian.com – Materials and resources that you can download to help teach kids Italian.
Chillola.com – Basic Italian vocabulary activities for kids
Helloworld.com – A language learning website offering lots of free activities and games for kids learning Italian.
Where to buy Italian story books, activity books and other materials
Teachingchildrenitalian.com – Activity books for school and home use. PDF downloads or worldwide shipping. Vocabulary posters. Many resources to teach kids Italian.
LittleLinguist.co.uk– Online bookstore selling Italian activity books, dictionaries, story books, bilingual books, flashcards, posters and more. Based in the UK, worldwide shipping.
ItalianChildrensMarket.com – Online store selling materials to teach kids Italian including books, toys, clothing and other cute little extras. US based but they sell worldwide.
Lilollo.co.uk – Online store selling Italian kids materials including bilingual flashcards, memory cards, alphabet posters, vocabulary posters and more.
Lostmyname – A personalized story book packed full of adventure for little boys and girls based on their name. “Dovè finito il mio nome?” is one of my kid’s favourites!
-Recommended reading: Learning to read and write in a second language
Italian songs and nursery rhymes for kids
Canzoncine per bambini – The most popular Italian songs for kids as well as favourites such as Old Mc Donald, Five Little Ducks, and Ring a Ring a Rosie in the Italian versions.
– Recommended Reading: Using music to teach your child a language
Pimpa – Original Italian Cartoon. The website also has activities. You can find the cartoons on Youtube.
You can also find many other kids cartoons on youtube that have been translated from English including the Little Einsteins, PJ Masks, and Blaze as well as most Disney Cartoons and movies.
Italian Language Learning Apps for Kids
You can find a big list on this post: Language Learning Apps for Kids, many of these include Italian.
Gus on The Go – Kids can learn basic Italian through fun games, activities, and stories.
Mind Snacks – Kids learn to speak and read Italian through a series of mini games.
-Recommended reading: Using screen time for bilingual kids
Recommended Italian Books and Materials on Amazon
Carotina Products – Educational games and activities helping to speak, read, and write
Explore Italy and it’s regions
Toddler book First 100 words – Bilingual English/Italian
Bilingual board Books – For toddlers. These come in shapes, opposites, colours and more.
Topo Tip Series – By Marco Campanella for toddlers and younger children
-For older children: Bianca Pitzorno is a famous Italian author of Children’s books for ages 7-11yrs old.
-For younger children: Julia Donaldson and Eric Carle are authors of popular children’s books in English. Their books translate very well into Italian. We have both Italian and English versions of many of their books and they are some of my kids favourites.
This is an extensive list of resources to help teach kids Italian, however we are always looking to add more. Do you know of any other Italian materials or resources for kids that you can recommend? If so please contact us to let us know and we will be happy to add them to the list! If you are looking for multilingual materials and resources, or for other specific languages see our main Language Resources Page where you will find lots of other useful information!