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    “Let’s give our children the gift of learning a second language.
    Octopus Kids brings you your favourites in Greek and Italian…”
                                                          contents
                                                          4 Baby Books 6 Toddler Books 8 Early Reader Books
                                                          10 CD/DVD 12 Educational Utilities 14 Bilingual Dolls
                                                          15 Bonus 16 Categories 17 Order Form




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    baby                                                                            “
                                                                                    I would say the single word in Italian while pointing to the




                                                                                                                                                                                   ”
       Engage your baby and familiarise it with a second language with              picture – and Sophie’s little face would light up as she stroked
       books that have appealing pictures that link with single words.              the furry animal… what a great way to teach a second language.
                                                                                                                                   Bernadetto Ongcrato, Tireless Mother of Four.




             Funny fuzzy furry farm                                                                    Who is at the zoo, Miffy?
             by Dawn Sirett and Susan Calver                                                           by Dick Bruna
             Touch and cuddle soft woolly lambs, fluffy chicks and pink                                A sturdy, colourful book with lots of surprises. Go on a zoo
             piglets. Lift the farm animals out of the book to play;                                   adventure with Miffy as she discovers an exciting new animal
             and then back again for another day.                                                      hiding behind each page.
             Board Book Level 1 21cmx21cm 12pgs $29.95                                                 Board Book Level 1/2 16cmx16.5cm 18pgs $19.95
             Code: GRPTB0001 Language Greek                                                            Code: ITFPB0001 Language Italian


             Fluffy, snuggly, cuddly baby animals                                                      Who is at the door, Miffy?
             by Dawn Sirett and Susan Calver                                                           by Dick Bruna
             Stroke and tickle wrinkly elephant calves and fluffy penguin chicks.                      A sturdy, colourful book with lots of surprises.
             Lift the baby animals out of the book to play;                                            Meet a range of new friends knocking on Miffy’s door.
             and then back again for another day.                                                      They want to come in and play.
             Board Book Level 1 21cmx21cm 12pgs $29.95                                                 Board Book Level 1/2 16cmx16.5cm 18pgs $19.95
             Code: GRPTB0002 Language Greek                                                            Code: ITFPB0002 Language Italian



             Chunky, bumpy, dumpy trucks                                                               What have you discovered, Miffy?
             by Dawn Sirett and Susan Calver                                                           by Dick Bruna
             Touch and play with shiny, bumpy, chunky trucks.                                          A sturdy, colourful book with lots of surprises. A journey of
             Lift the trucks out of the book to play; then park them                                   discovery as Miffy uses her magnifying glass to get up close.
             away for another day.                                                                     Board Book Level 1/2 16cmx16.5cm 18pgs $19.95
             Board Book Level 1 21cmx21cm 12pgs $29.95                                                 Code: ITFPB0003 Language Italian
             Code: GRPTB0003 Language Greek



             Spiky, scary, scaly dinosaurs
             by Dawn Sirett and Susan Calver
                                                                                                                “What better way to
                                                                                                                become bilingual
             Feel the pointy-toothed Tyrannosaurus
             Rex or the big horned Triceratops. Lift            Buy                                             than with our babies
             the dinosaurs out of the book to play;                   4
                                                                all baby
             and then back again for another day.
             Board Book Level 1 21cmx21cm 12pgs
                                                                Greek
                                                                books for a
                                                                                                                favourite book
             $29.95 Code: GRPTB0004
             Language Greek
                                                                total of $00                                   characters…”
                                                               Code: GRPTB0020                                                                                                    
    toddler
     Introduce your toddler to a second language with books with familiar
     pictures, and fun and engaging stories that teach about relationships,
     counting and the days of the week.
                                                                                         “   Sitting with Jack, and saying the days of the week in
                                                                                             Greek… was a most rewarding experience for us both.

                                                                                                            Five little ducks
                                                                                                                                         Joanne Kallis, Ecstatic Mother of Two.



                                                                                                                                                                                  ”
                         I love you no matter what!                                                         by Debbie Tarbett
                         by Debi Gliori                                                                     Count the ducks as they learn to swim in this rhyming book
                         Small, a little fox, seeks reassurance that Large will always                      with a button that goes QUACK!
                         provide love. Questions about life that all parents are asked                      Board Book Level 2 26.5cmx20.5cm 16pgs $29.95
                         by their own “Smalls”.                                                             Code: ITMOB0004 Language Italian
                         Board Book Level 2 15cmx19.5cm 24pgs $24.95
                         Code: GRPTB0007 Language Greek
                                                                                                            Ten little ladybugs
                                                                                                            by Melanie Gerth and Laura Huliska-Beith
                                                                                                            Ten colourful ladybugs are resting on a leaf. As different
                                                                                                            animals approach, they disappear. Where do they go? Learn to
                         Guess how much I love you                                                          count back and forwards while discovering new animals.
                         by Sam McBratney
                                                                                                            Board Book Level 2 23.5cmx18.5cm 20pgs $34.95
                         An appealing story about Little and Big Nutbrown Hares.                            Code: ITMOB0008 Language Italian
                         A simple story about expressing love for each other.
                         Hard Cover Level2 22cmx25cm 36pgs $24.95
                                                                                                            Benny and the seasons
                         Code: GRPAB0008 Language Greek
                                                                                                            by Nicoletta Costa
                                                                                                            Benny shows you what fun and games can be had in each
                                                                                                            season, from autumn to winter. And if you’re curious, you can
                                                                                                            discover what’s hiding between each little flap.
                          Spots visits his grandparents                                                     Board Book Level 2 26.5cmx20.5cm 12pgs $21.95
                          by Eric Hill                                                                      Code: ITMOB0005 Language Italian
                          Pop-up fun when Spot visits Grandma and Grandpa.                                    Benny goes to the beach
                          He helps them around the house and garden.                                          by Nicoletta Costa
                          Hard Cover Level 2 23.5cmx23.5cm 22pgs $29.95                                       Benny and his friends go the beach. Benny goes by car,
                          Code: GRERB0006 Language Greek                                                      and his friends go by either truck, train or plane. Tear off
                                                                                                              the characters and move them from page to page while
                                                                                                              discovering what’s hiding behind each little flap.
                                                                                                              Board Book Level 2 15cmx15cm 16pgs $13.95
                         Spots Christmas                                                                      Code: ITMOB0006 Language Italian
                         by Eric Hill
                         It’s Christmas. Spot is decorating the tree and
                                                                                                             Benny goes to school
                                                                                                             by Nicoletta Costa
                         wrapping presents. He hangs up the stocking to
                         wait for Father Christmas.                                                          Where are Benny and his friends going with their bags? They’re
                                                                                                             off to school. Tear off the characters and move them from page
                         Hard Cover Level 2 22cmx21.5cm 22pgs $29.95
                         Code: GRERB0005 Language Greek                                                      to page while discovering what’s hiding behind each flap.
                                                                                                             Board Book Level 2 15cmx15cm 16pgs $13.95
                                                                                                             Code: ITMOB0007 Language Italian
                                                                                                                                                                                 
    early
     reader
     Your little one is ready to read – now is the best time to get them reading a
     second language through words and pictures that stimulate.
                                                                                               “                                                       ”
                                                                                                   Bilingual kids grasp linguistic concepts more quickly
                                                                                                   than monolingual kids…
                                                                                                   Pam Bremer, Director Obersee Bilingual School.




                          The very hungry caterpillar                                                                                  The Giant Hug
                          by Eric Carle                                                                                                by Sandra Horning and Valeri Gorbachev
                          A lovely story that illustrates the life cycle of the caterpillar.                                           Grufi wants to send Grandma a card with special hugs for her
                          Gentle teaching of the days of the week and counting.                                                        birthday. A special hug has to be real so Grufi hugs the post
                          Hard Cover Level 2 22cmx30cm 28pgs $34.95                                                                    office manager; who hugs the postal worker – right up to the
                          Code: GRKAB0009 Language Greek                                                                               postman hugging Grandma.
                                                                                                                                       Hard Cover Level 3 22.5cmx28.5cm 40pgs $29.95
                                                                                                                                       Code: ITMOB0009 Language Italian

                          I will never eat another tomato                                                                              Hey little ant
                          by Lauren Child                                                                                              by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
                          ”I will never not ever eat a tomato!” A familiar fussy statement.                                            “What would you do if the little ant you were about to squish,
                          Lola goes on an eating adventure with her                                                                    started talking to you?
                          imaginative brother Charlie.                                                                                 Would you listen, would you squish or not?”
                          Hard Cover Level 4 24.5cmx24.5cm 32pgs $29.95                                                                Hard Cover Level 2/3 22.4cmx28cm 32pgs $29.95
                          Code: GRPTB0010 Language Greek                                                                               Code: ITMOB0010 Language Italian




      “         The best time to start a child with a second language is
                NOW… your child will learn to read, write and understand
                life THROUGH a second language…
                          No more kissing
                          by Emma Chichester Clark
                          “Why does there have to be so much kissing?” A familiar
                                                                                               ”
                          question. Little Momo pickets the animal kingdom;
                          imploring them to stop kissing.
                          Hard Cover Level 3 15cmx19.5cm 36pgs $24.95
                          Code: GRPTB0011 Language Greek

                                                                                                                                                                                                      
     cd/dvd                     Multi-media that moves from Baby, Toddler to Early
                                                                                                “   Every time we drove somewhere, I popped in Ruby’s




                                                                                                                                                                               ”
      Reader – ages 1-5 years. For a child to hear the spoken word of a second                      Italian CD…. I couldn’t believe it when after just  weeks,
      language is vital to the development of bilingualism.                                         I heard her little voice singing a song in Italian…
                                                                                                                                           Catarina Duardo, Supermum of One.




                            Brainy Baby – Animals in Greek                                                         Pimpa and the days of the week
                            Animal categories that entertain and amaze.                                            by Altan
                            Featuring baby bloopers, sing-a-longs and interactive activities.                      Sing nursery rhymes about the days of the week with Pimpa.
                            45 min Level 1 DVD $44                                                                 45min Level 2 CD + 32pg song book $29.95
                            Code: GRSAD0001 Language Greek                                                         Code: ITFRC0001 Language Italian




                            Brainy Baby –  in Greek                                                             Pimpa and the little fish
                            Introducing numbers 1-20 with cute kids, happy songs
                                                                                                                   Author Altan
                            and colourful animations. Featuring baby bloopers,                                     Pimpa sings nursery rhymes about all the fish that
                            sing-a-longs and interactive activities.                                               live in the sea.
                            45 min Level 1 DVD $44                                                                 45min Level 2 CD + 32pg song book $29.95
                            Code: GRSAD0002 Language Greek                                                         Code: ITFRC0002 Language Italian




                            Christmas with the Zouzounia                                                           Pimpa’s World in the country
                            by Katerina Gianikou
                                                                                                                   by Altan
                            The Zouzounia sing favourite Greek Christmas carols that
                            will entertain and invite your child to join in.                                       Pimpa and friends discover what life is like in the country.
                            45 min Level 2 DVD $29.95                                                              45min Level 2 DVD + 32pg song book $29.95
                            Code: GRMTD0001 Language Greek                                                         Code: ITFRD0002 Language Italian




                            Christmas is here again with the                                                       Pimpa’s Christmas
                            Zouzounia by Katerina Gianikou                                                         by Altan
                            At Christmas time the Zouzounia share with us some                                     What will Pimpa do at Christmas time? She’ll decorate the
                            great Xmas songs. Sing with them in Greek, “The Little                                 tree and prepare lots of goodies with her friends while they
                            Drummer Boy”, “Silent Night”, and an additional 7 new                                  wait for Santa Claus.
                            tracks all in Greek.                                                                   45min Level 2 DVD + 32pg song book $29.95
                            45 min Level 2 DVD $29.95                                                              Code: ITFRD0001 Language Italian
                            Code: GRMTD0002 Language Greek
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     educational                                                                   “   The wall chart is great… instead of just introducing the Greek
                                                                                       words to Samuel at specific times, they are visually accessible to




                                                                                                                                                                  ”
       Educate and have fun at the same time in a second                               him the whole time. This familiarisation is really beneficial and
       language – from books, flash cards to wall charts                               he loves changing the information every day…
                                                                                                                  Frank Pappas, Wordly Travelled Father of Two.




                     My first 1000 words in Greek                                                        First 000 Words in Italian
                                                                                                         by Heather Amery
                     and English
                                                                                                         With Internet linked pronunciation guide. A true learning
                     Introducing and growing a child’s vocabulary.
                                                                                                         experience as this book helps build vocabulary.
                     Each word is accompanied by a colourful image and the
                                                                                                         There is a strong link between the pictures and words
                     English translation.
                                                                                                         which assists in comprehension.
                     Hard Cover Level 1 96pgs $35.95
                                                                                                         Soft Cover Level 1 12.8cmx17cm 64pgs $18.95
                     Code: GRSVB0012 Language Greek
                                                                                                         Code: ITHAB0011 Language Italian

                                                                                                         Teach me Italian
                     Greek slide and learn interactive                                                   by Judy Mahoney
                     flash cards                                                                         A delightful interactive musical journey featuring some
                     Slide and learn flash cards with common alphabet sounds.                            favourite songs. Also includes illustrations, song lyrics and
                     Created with experts, they include parent guide with                                English translations. A learning experience that covers
                     skill-building activities.                                                          greetings, numbers, colours, days of the week, family
                     15 cards Level 1 18cmx12cm $44                                                      members, body parts and more.
                     Code: GRSVB0013 Language Greek                                                      Soft Cover 45min Level 1 CD + 20pg song book $26.95
                                                                                                         Code: ITIBC0003 Language Italian

                     Greek Wall Chart                                                                    Italian Wall Chart
                                                                                                         Today is... a colourful interactive learning chart that is
                     Today is... a colourful interactive learning chart that is
                                                                                                         exclusive to Octopus Kids. Teaching in Italian: the date
                     exclusive to Octopus Kids. Teaching in Greek: the date
                                                                                                         - numerical day of the month and year; age; the days of the
                     - numerical day of the month and year; age; the days of the
                                                                                                         week; months of the year; the seasons; and the temperature.
                     week; months of the year; the seasons; and the temperature.
                                                                                                         Each number and word shape is easily removable so teaches
                     Each number and word shape is easily removable so teaches
                                                                                                         a child to observe each day; and to detach the relevant
                     a child to observe each day; and to detach the relevant
                                                                                                         numbers and words, and stick in their correct order.
                     numbers and words, and stick in their correct order.
                                                                                                         The chart is made from bright fabrics with a wooden rod
                     The chart is made from bright fabrics with a wooden rod
                                                                                                         and rope for easy hanging on the wall; or the door or
                     and rope for easy hanging on the wall; or the door or
                                                                                                         cupboard handle.
                     cupboard handle.
                                                                                                         Level 1 $55 Code: ITSTE0001 Language Italian




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                     Level 1 $55 Code: ITSTE0002 Language Greek



                  Studies confirm the dramatic value in bilingualism...
                  greater creativity and divergent thinking.
                                                                                                                                                                       
 bilingual                                                                                         How do I know what bilingual
 dolls                 What better way to teach your “over three-year-old” child a
                       second language than through their favourite cuddly companion.              product to choose for my child?
     With the press of a palm, the doll will say an English word or phrase, followed by the
                                                                                                   Octopus Kids has created categories               What children learn from play can be vastly
     second language version. The timing is perfect for saying out loud with your child in                                                           different depending on their experiences and
                                                                                                   and levels to help you choose the best
     both language versions. There is also a language translation booklet available so you                                                           their learning styles. Every child has a different
                                                                                                   bilingual products for your child. The            way of absorbing knowledge; and an optimal
     and your child can become familiar with the written word.
                                                                                                   categories are colour-coded for easy              way of retaining what he or she learns.
     Alexa                                         Sophie                                          navigation and ordering; and the levels are
                                                                                                   developmental-based, not age relevant.            The Octopus Kids range of bilingual products
     Greek Bilingual doll                          Italian Bilingual doll
                                                                                                                                                     address the developmental benefits of play. We
     My Name is Alexa! I speak 30 words and        Hi, my name is Sophie, I speak 30 words and                                                       have done the research, listened to customer
     phrases in Greek and English.                 phrases in Italian and English. We can learn                                                      feedback; and watched children at play.
     $69.95 Code: GRLLT8300                        together “greetings, numbers, colours, family
     Language Greek                                members and special hobbies.”
                                                   $69.95 Code: ITLLT8898
                                                   Language Italian
                                                                                                   Categories
                                                                                                   Categories help to differentiate the product selection into clear groups.

                                                                                                   baby        toddler early CDs/ educational bilingual
                                                                                                                       reader DVDs            dolls




                                                                                                   Levels
                                                                                                   Levels relate to the level of
                                                                                                   comprehension of the individual:
                                                                                                                                                     “   By the age of three,
                                                                                                                                                         children have acquired
                                                                                                                                                         basic syntax (sentence
                                                                                                                                                         structure), basic grammar,

                                                                                                       Level One Visual learning and
                                                                                                        usage of singular words
                                                                                                                                                         and a large vocabulary
                                                                                                                                                         of basic words necessary
                                                                                                          Level Two Visual learning and
                                                                                                           usage of phrases and small sentences.
                                                                                                                                                         to their physical and
                                                                                                                                                         emotional survival.

                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                             ”
                                                                                                             Level Three Visual learning and             Deborah D.K. Ruuskanen, Professor of English
                                                                                                             usage of up to 2 sentences.                 Linguistics, University of Vaasa, Finland.



                                                                                                          Level Four Visual learning and
                                                                                                           usage of a paragraph.





                                                                                                                   Level Five Visual learning and
                                                                                                                    usage of up to a page.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
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                                                                                                                     chart in Greek and Italian is interactive
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