Welcome to the fifth of the series Reggio-Inspired Preschool Environments.
Over the next week we will have a little wander through:
Setting up experiences, Reggio style
Provocations: deliberate and thoughtful decisions made by the teacher to extend the ideas of children. Teachers provide materials, media and general direction as needed but the children take the ideas where they want.- Journey into Early Childhood
In Reggio-inspired preschools experiences are set up by teachers with attention to aesthetics, organisation, thoughtfulness, provocation, communication and interaction.
|1. Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning 2. Let the Children Play|
|1. Images of Learning Project 2. Blue House International School|
The Reggio Emilia approach views children as capable, inquisitive learners and experiences are planned to spark creativity, thinking, planning and reflecting.
|Stomping in the mud|
|1. Playfully Learning 2. Marla McLean, Atelerista|
Children are innately curious about the natural world.
An experience using natural materials is not only aesthetically pleasing, it is also delightfully open-ended, engages the senses and supports valuable connections with the natural world.
|1. Playing and Learning Begins at Home 2. Growing in Pre K 3. Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning 4. Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning|
|The Opal School Blog|
|Sand and Water Tables|
"...we put together a baby play space based on Reggio ideas of simplicity, light and real materials, and that included no plastic toys or electronic gizmos."- Anna, The Imagination Tree
|The Imagination Tree|
|Inner Child Fun|
|Simply Natural Mom|
|Little Eco Footprints|
If you'd like more information on setting up a Reggio inspired activity: