My husband was raised in Italy and I speak Italian, as well. Our 3-year-old, Amedeo, has many books and DVDs in Italian, but we knew that we wanted him to have another experience outside of just us. He loves Insieme a’ Chicago! Barbara is a master ‘maestra’ who keeps the kids actively engaged and learning in a variety of ways. We hear him trying and using new Italian words at home every week. We consider Insieme a’ Chicago an important part of his bi-lingual education! Grazie mille, Maestra Barbara!