In the story Pinocchio, which part of the story did you enjoy most and why?
How did Pinocchio get his name?
Listen carefully to the story and see if you can use the illustrations, picture cues to work out what is happening in the story. What do Pietro and his animal friends find as the greatest treasure?
What was Rosa, the little elephant searching for throughout the story? Why did the zoo keeper decide to find Rosa a new home?
Listen carefully to the story and discover how four animal friends, la cerva
(female deer), la tartaruga (the tortoise), il topolino (the mouse) and il corvo (the crow) help to free one another from the dangers of a hunter in the forest. The four inseparable friends are freed and live happily ever after in their habitat.
Ziggy, the zebra is covered with many little fleas, no matter what he does he can’t get rid of these annoying mini beasts. Pick and Peck, his bird friends come to the rescue and eat all the fleas. Ziggy thanks his friends for helping him out.
Il Primo Natale- The First Christmas. Gesu’ bambino is welcomed into the World on the 25th of December.
In Italy, La Befana is a female Santa Claus who delivers gifts to the children on the eve of the 6th of January each year. Children who have been good receive a special gift in their Christmas stocking, however, children who have been not so good receive soot or rotten potatoes in their stocking. Listen carefully to the story and follow La Befana’s Christmas journey.
A special song about La Befana- Learn the words and try to sing along in Italiano.
What are the differences between how Christmas is celebrated in Australia and in Italy?
What is the Italian words used to greet people, Merry Christmas in Italian?
What is one important learning you have understood today about Christmas in Italy?