It is a while since i did a resources post. I meant to do them regularly, but, well…
this one, is a bit of a plea for help really. SB wants to learn italian. she wants it to be fun/enjoyable, progress through rather than stop when she can say her name, and have a fairly intuitive standalone core resource and then some fun peripherals.
for example, in french we use galore park french, which she says is fine, tho a bit ‘dry’ and she is happy ‘getting on with it. ALongside it is skoldo french – but currently she is on the last book. she likes this one far more though. They both have spanish versions, but no italian. for the audio, we use collins french mostly. alongside this we have bought loads and loads of different bilingual books, which she reads aloud, or i share with her. On the whole, this works [or would if we actually did it more regularly...]
I would like something similar in italian, and we have a lot of false starts.
these for example: [the collins mindmap just doesn't work for her, and contatti is something you need to do audio and book at the same time it seems, rather than listen to the audio to help with the book or vice versa - tho i think we could use this better - i might have to 'play' with it.]
so it seems, that actually what we probably want is something she can do as a ‘workbook’ and something that she can do as ‘in car audio’ ideally they would tie together, but would be used separately [no book in the car, no audio doing the workbook] and some fun books and peripherals. We have a kids italian cd – which she has really enjoyed, but stops there, it doesn’t progress on – which is a shame, we need vols 2 and 3! And we have found an italian ‘workbook’ [which i have 2 copies of - doh!] which she seems to like. but this isn’t ‘all joined up’ and i am sure there is something better out there…
please help me through the muddle of resources needs to be something she can do on her own – she is quite self driven, that i can help with if required. I speak NO italian, so does need to be something that we can work out rather than in italian only! I am desperate [and don't want to add more resources to my not what we wanted pile!]
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