I’ve added a new page, Getting Started: Reggio at Home. The Reggio Emilia Approach inspires a lot of the activities we do here. Jack (3.5yrs) really responds well to this kind of hands-on discovery based learning. At the moment he is enjoying learning about the Solar System. This interest started with a trip to the library, since then his interest has continued to grow and we have been doing a number of different activities to allow him to delve deeper and learn more. Tonight we are looking forward to visiting the Observatory for a public viewing night.
I’ve also started to offer Sarah (15mths) Reggio-inspired activities. With toddlers, the approach really is very emergent, you notice them showing an interest in something, then offer them an activity to explore this further. She is very interested in her own reflection at the moment and so we have been doing quite a few activities using mirrors.
At the moment the Getting Started: Reggio at Home page has some of the fundamentals of the Reggio Emilia Approach along with some of the similarities to Montessori. I hope to continue to add to the page with suggestions on how to start child-led projects with your children, some of the materials commonly (but not essentially) found in a Reggio-inspired home and developing Reggio-inspired open-ended activities which encourage discovery.
Hope you like it.