The Atelier of Light, Shadow & Reflection: documenting our reggio-inspired, inquiry-based exploration Pt 1.

"Learning is about being a researcher. The young child is a builder of theories. The young child learns by communicating and expressing their concepts and theories and by listening to others"Carlina Rinaldi This 'episode of learning' started in September 2019 (Althea, 2yrs 8m, Ottilie 11m) aged and lasted until the beginning of October when its…

Documenting our Reggio-inspired Invitation to ‘Clay’

I believe that clay's properties make it a much more versatile and sustainable media than the more popular alternative, playdough. The surface of clay is smooth and cool, its mass is weighty and dense. I appreciate it's need for greater exertion, more pressure, more time, more care and its ability to take shape and transform.…

Episodes of learning (at home): Iggy Peck the Architect builds a sofa fort

Althea has always built towers. It has been an enduring interest since she could stack two blocks on top of eachother. Ottilie is partial to a tower, usually when her sister is in the middle of a construction project. But mostly she likes to carry her baby dolly around, pushing him in the pram or…

Reggio at home: 7 books to download and inspire whilst you stay home during the global pandemic

I know that many of you around the world are adjusting to the new 'normal', which is staying home. If your children usually attend nursery or school then this can be a huge adjustment for the whole family, especially with many parents continuing to work from home. So I have put together a list of…

What to look for in a parent-toddler group.

Parent-toddler groups can be a bit of a life-line, not only can they be great for our children’s social emotional development but they are also a space to meet other parents and carers with children of the same age. Sometimes it is the only part of the week where you get to speak to other…