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Reggio Emilia Approach

Imaginative Play and Upcyled Fairy Dress / Fantaseren en Gerecyclede Feetjes Jurk

on Fri, 17/02/2012 - 18:07

Imagining with children is a fabulous thing to do. There are different ways in which kids can exercise their imagination: little worlds play; recreating experiences or dressing up and becoming someone else.I noticed that it's enough to put on a hat to create a caracter. With the right attributes a child will enter a new world, where fantasy and imagining can flow liberally.
I know from experience, but also Reggio Emilia and Maria Montessori say that taking children into so called prepared spaces recharges and lift up their spiritual, cognitive and social development. (Have a look at all my albums on the end of this post and it's effect on the children)

Het net doen alsof is een goede oefening voor kinderen om hun fantasie te stimuleren. Om weg te dromen en zich te wanen in een andere wereld (en hier ook naar te handelen).
Reggio Emilia, maar ook Maria Montessori gaan ervan uit dat voorbereide ruimtes, dat zijn ruimtes die zijn aangepast aan speciale wensen van het kind, uitermate belangrijk zijn omdat de omgeving van het kind een positieve uitwerking heeft op hun intellectuele, sociale en spirituele ontwikkeling. (Kijk vooral ook naar alle creaties die ik al maakte aan het einde van deze post en het effect op de kinderen)

Reggio Children are Image builders

on Fri, 13/01/2012 - 21:34

Reggio Emilia is a small town in the North of Italy. They make great cheese (parmeggiano) and vinegar (balsamico) AND they are worldwide known for their dedication to the rights of children. To let children be individuals, with an extraordinary wealth of inborn abilities and potential, strength and creativity.

Education should not only be based on words (which are limited in their use) but it should create (early) learning possibilities that makes the child a builder of images.

My wisest lesson of the in depth study week at Reggio Children 2010 was the importance to slow down in the work with children. Only then you can see, feel and experience the 100 languages of the child...How do you live slow moments with your children?

(for more info about Reggio's approach > the wonder of early learning)