Pedagogy Inspiration from our Early Childhood Resource Library

Here, as the Summer is winding down, we have old garden clippings and some common jungle counter animals that are not meant for stacking, but we found out they stack quite well together! Giving ourselves the time and space to use old things in new ways is the focus for providing these materials in a play space. We invite you to do the same.
Elena Giacopini, a pedagogista who is known for her work in sharing the Reggio Emilia approach to other educators shares this:
“The materials have their own inner life and their own story to tell. Yet they can be transformed only through their encounter with people. When we leave room in construction with materials, leave silence or pause or breathing room, that helps the materials to express what they can express.”

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