Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Reggio-inspired preschool ateliers



Do you remember the beautiful images of Reggio - inspired learning spaces I shared recently?

I have some more up my sleeve, so let's take a look at beautiful images of ateliers in Reggio-inspired preschools. 





The Atelier is a place where children can experiment and create with many different types of media.

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I like the way they seem to have so much storage space, and that the materials are arranged clearly on the shelves and easily accessible to the children.  Who doesn't love storage space?

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Ateliers are equipped with clay, wire, paint, pens, paper, beads, shells and a variety of recycled, natural materials used by the children in short- and long-term projects with the purpose of expressing the "hundred languages" of children.

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Doesn't this just scream "come, paint!":

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And this ones just screams "come, explore, create!"  I love the way it looks such a well used, well loved hub of the preschool:

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Even small spaces can become irresistible places to create and explore:

Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning

Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning


Interested in more about Reggio-inspired preschools?

6 comments:

  1. I just love the idea of a space just for creating. And I agree, having everything avaliable for the children to reach is really important.

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  2. These photos are more than just eye candy, they're brain candy . . . Hmm, can you have brain candy? =)

    I love reading Marla's blog.

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  3. It all looks too good to be true!
    Donna :) :)

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  4. OMG my mind has just blown up with ideas - thank you!

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  5. Excellent shots of the spaces. Loads of cool ideas...our situation is a bit different, in that we homeschool in the USA and have our spaces set up in our home...but it works for us and for the friends who come to play here with us.
    We combine Montessori materials, and Reggio Emilia approaches in our schooling with the boys, so it is a hodge-podge of materials and spaces, but works for us.
    Love all of the ideas...so much to glean for our own space.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Colleen:)

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