Italian Storytimes - 2020

CCI-NC hosts a quarterly Italian Storytime for Italian-speaking families in the community. 

Every couple of months, this free event offers parents and their children the opportunity to read Italian books, socialize, and enjoy some treats.

The inaugural storytime for 2020 was especially fun, since we were joined by La Befana. Traditionally in Italy on the eve of the Epiphany, celebrated on January 6, La Befana is said to visit all children. She is an old witch who fills kids' stockings with either candy or coal, depending on how good they were that year. La Befana who visited our Italian storytime was lucky to find only good children in her midst! 

Festa di Carnevale per i Bambini

In February, the group met to celebrate Carnevale! The children wore costumes, painted masks, read stories, and learned about this fun Italian tradition.
Italian Storytime is often attended by VP of CCI-NC, Dr. Valentina Cecchi, and her children.
 
You can find more images from the gatherings below.

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