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Language Links: Italian Books, Music and Toys for Kids

Here's a list our favorite places to shop for bilingual and multilingual children. Some places have books, software, magazines etc for parents too.
Other useful Italian links are at the bottom of the page, kindly provided by
The Italian Playgroup and La Piccola Scuola Italiana. Thank you!

 

Internet Bookshop Italia
The largest online Italian bookstore for kids with, CDs, DVDs, and
videogames.
Ships to: Worldwide

 

Giunti
An Italian publisher specialized in children's books.
Ships to: Worldwide

 

Schoenhof's
Immense selection of foreign language books. The interface is not entirely suited to browse around for books (more like a library catalogue), but if you know what you are looking for you're more likely to find it here than anywhere else.
Ships to: Worldwide

 

Powells
Excellent source for children's foreign language books and audio books. Great selection of books, easy to navigate and outstanding shopping experience.
Ships to: Worldwide

 

Multilingual Books
Offers books, software, videos, dolls, games and more. Also check out their foreign language internet radio and newspaper section. Great for brushing up on your own language.
Ships to: Worldwide

 

Linguatots
Offers a limited number but high quality products including books, DVD, games teaching aids.
Ships to: UK

 

Songs for Teaching
This site specializes in teaching through music -- and languages are perfect for that. They offer music CD's, song books, and videos with songs to encourage language learning.
Ships to: USA

 

World Language
Picture dictionaries, software and printable pages for learning vocabulary and more. Geared for preschool and up. Lots of ideas on playing/learning activities and a good teacher resource.
Ships to: Worldwide

 

Language Advantage
Offers speaking dolls, books, videos, DVD's, and software for language learning, for adults and children.
Ships to: Worldwide

 

Enchanted Learning
Picture dictionaries, software and printable pages for learning vocabulary and more. Geared for preschool and up. Lots of ideas on playing/learning activities and a good teacher resource.
Ships to: Worldwide

Links in Italian

Nannucci: to buy online Italian books, CDs, DVDs, children music.

Qui mamme and Mamma.it: all sort of information about mother and baby, pregnancy, forum, etc.

Amico pediatra: site about mother and baby, with many articles written by
pediatricians.

Guida genitori: site with all sort of information for parents: health,
growing up, family, resources, etc.

Bimbi.it: information, games and activities in Italian.

Filastrocche: site with all sort of children' s songs, rhymes, stories,
lullabies, etc. in Italian and other languages.

Infanzia web: children's songs, rhymes, games, etc.

Nifeislife: to buy online Italian food, including baby food (UK)

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