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Una torta di natura - fiori in gelatina!

on Sat, 11/06/2011 - 22:50

Siamo pronti per la signora ESTATE di entrare nel nostro paese, la nostra casa, il nostro bagno e cucina!(?)

Dopo una giornata faticosa a scuola, perchè stiamo arrivando alla fine del anno scolatico, passiagiamo spesso al lungo lago di Lecco. Mi piace molto far vedere la mia figlia, con tutti i suoi sensi, la bellezza di madre natura. Questa volta c'erano dei fiori bellissimi di colore viola e giallo che ci chiamavano. Chanel raccoglieva con grande accuratezza i suoi fiori, per portarli a casa. 

Per prima i fiori finivano nel bagnetto con Chanel: " solo per darli una rinfrescata mamma!".  Per subito dopo essere portati in cucina dove aspettava la gelatina per conservarli...sieti curiosi di vedere cosa abbiamo fatto e creato? 

Creative play for children with flowers - jelly cake!

on Sat, 11/06/2011 - 22:33

We are ready for mrs SUMMER to enter our country, our city, our house, our bathroom and kitchen! (?)

During one of our after- school adventures outside, Chanel collected yellow and purple flowers. When her senses were filled up again with the beautiful love of mother nature, we've brought them home. They invaded first our bathtub and later ended up inside of a jelly-cake!

Is your curiosity tickled by these sentences? Then come with me to show you how we' ve conserved the public park flowers into a piece of home made-art.


Up to the mountains - fresh lungs!

on Fri, 03/06/2011 - 17:40

My daughter and I are living in a cute and small appartment, right in the middle of the centre. Great for shopping, drink and eat possibilities, but no garden or balcony. So many times, we play in our 'backyard': The mountains surrounding Lecco.

We can appreciate beauty and look as far as possible, spotting our environment where we live, play and have FUN!

Wonderlijk leren in Reggio Emilia - verslag studieweek

on Wed, 01/06/2011 - 14:23

Van 17 tot 22 oktober 2010 nam ik deel aan een internationale studieweek “in depth studyweek Reggio Emilia Children” in Reggio Emilia (Italië). Er waren 29 verschillende landen aanwezig met professionals op het gebied van educatie van het jonge kind (onderwijzers & directeuren, vaak van internationale scholen, artiesten, pedagogen). 

Dit zijn mijn persoonlijke bevindingen van die intensieve en zeer inspirerende week, bekeken vanuit mijn invalshoek als expert op het gebied van spel, beweging en creativiteit.

Reggio Emilia Approach - the Wonder of early Learning

on Mon, 30/05/2011 - 23:14

Reggio Emilia is a town in Emilia Romagna, a province in the North of Italy. A famous food region, since they make the balsamico vinegar and the parmerggiano cheese. Besides the food, Reggio Emilia is visited every year by thousands of childhood experts, coming from all over the world. I was one of them last october 2010 when I got the wonderful oppurtunity to dive profound into the so called Reggio Emilia approach.

I visited several infant - toddler centers / asili nidi (0-3 years old) and preschools / asili (3-6 years old), talked to the educational staff and shared opinions with my collegues coming from 29 different countries! 

"Reggio Emilia’s in depth studyweek was a wonder of learning to me."

Handplay in italian style - having fun with NO material or toys

on Sun, 29/05/2011 - 22:36

We are living in Italy, right on the como lake. Once every now and then we enjoy the good life and go out for a pizza. This time we were alone in the pizzeria and sat on this magnificent table. My daughter got the idea of making her own show, probably inspired by the animated way Italians speak with their hands.


Such fun while waiting for our dinner and we didn't need any material or toys for that!

Mindful opvoeden - 'Mamma, ik heb een wens!'

on Sun, 22/05/2011 - 12:25

Mijn kleine meid heeft een grote wens. Ze praat er veel over en vraagt me dan hoe ik haar kan helpen.

Dan hebben we het er over, maar ik merk dat ze moeite heeft om te begrijpen wat ik nu echt tegen haar zeg.

Gelukkig deden zich goede kansen voor om uit te spelen hoe zij kan: LEREN OM TE VLIEGEN.