Whether you are well-versed in the Reggio Emilia Approach or new to this engaging philosophy, “The Hundred Languages of Children” (Second Edition) is a must-read for parents and educators everywhere. Assembled by Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini and George Forman, with foreword by Howard Gardner, this rich resource presents a comprehensive overview of the Reggio Emilia philosophy and practices of the city-run early childhood program of Reggio Emilia, Italy.
The JK students have been devising ‘experiments’ with food items and bringing ice into their classroom. They have put all of their ‘experiments’ into a Ziploc bag, attached them to one of their ‘twig blinds’ and have tracked the ‘changes’ through observation, drawings of their discoveries in their journals, and much deep discussion.
During one of their Morning Meetings, the JK children were asked, “What is an experiment?” They had much to share about their theories and findings thus far: