Exploring Reggio

Exploring Reggio Series - An Everyday StoryI am really happy to join with four of my lovely blogging friends for a new ongoing fortnightly series: Exploring Reggio.

The Reggio Emilia Approach has principles which can guide our (the parents/ mentors/ teachers) practice as well as the way we respond to and interact with children. But as you know, it’s not a method. There isn’t a scope or sequence of skills and activities. What we do, the experiences we prepare for our children and the materials we provide for them are guided by our children’s interests and curiosities.

Understanding and implementing these principles is an ongoing process deeply rooted in observation, collaboration and reflection.

Painting with Toddlers {An Everyday Story}In the schools of Reggio Emilia, collaboration between children, teachers, parents and community is considered essential to the child’s learning experience. Teachers work in partnership with each other and with families, engaging in on-going discussion, reflection and exchange of ideas; continually learning.

This is what we hope to achieve with this series; a sense of collegiality as together we explore these inspiring child-led principles for learning.

Along with Anna (The Imagination Tree), Debs (Learn with Play at Home), Ness (One Perfect Day) and Stephanie (Twodaloo), each fortnight we’ll be exploring different aspects of the Reggio Emilia Approach, discussing ideas and sharing (and reflecting on) some of the activities/explorations we are implementing at home; learning together.

Human Body Project - drawing - An Everyday StorySo come and join us. Come and sit around the table as we explore Reggio together.

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And if you are just popping in for the first time, Hi, lovely to have you here. 

Here’s a few things you might enjoy:

Reggio Emilia Blog - An Everyday Story

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18 comments on “Exploring Reggio”

    • Kate Reply

      Thank you Ann :) I think Reggio is awe-inspiring. There is still so much to learn but I think I am finding how these truly wonderful attitudes and approaches to child development and early education can fit into our family. I love it :)

    • Kate Reply

      Thanks Shaunna :) We are really excited to be reading and trying out different things and learning along the way too.

    • Kate Reply

      Thanks Rach :) It’s exciting for us too. Particularly because we are all seeing how this approach can be used in a home rather than in a preschool. It is fun learning and I’m really enjoying thinking about how a particular idea will fit with our family and our community.

  1. Megan Schiller Reply

    What a great series! It will be wonderful info to share with parents in the next month when I host a 30 day Invitations to Create challenge. I’m hoping to inspire parents to bring a little of the Reggio approach into their home!
    Thanks!

  2. Penny Reply

    This is wonderful. I’ll be looking forward to more posts from you all in future. I’m looking forward to exploring Reggio!

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