Sunday, February 19, 2012

International Mother Language Day 2012

International Mother Language Day 2012 is on Tuesday 21 February. The theme for 2012 is “Mother tongue instruction and inclusive education”. Bilingual Families Perth is hosting a special story time session from 10:30am at the City of Vincent Library, 99 Loftus Street in Leederville.

The event's focus in on the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. The book has been translated into at least 49 languages.

We will read the book in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German. A creative activity for pre-schoolers and morning tea is included in the event.
We have created a special facebook page for the event here: International Mother Language Day story time session on facebook.

Here is a lovely French version of "La chenille qui fait des trou"

The book was originally written in German. Watch Eric Carle himself read the book in German "Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt."

Here is the Spanish version: Oruga Muy Hambrienta

The Portuguese title is "A lagartinha comilona". The pages are available here: