Tag Archives: Reggio

The Perfume Girl

Begin with the end in mind, Right? But at Reggio Children they always save the best for last, so you leave completely bowled over, on the edge of joyful tears, ready to take on the world. We cannot wait tell you you the story of the perfume girl. This investigation made us question everything we do with children. The image of the child is so powerful, so positive and life  affirming that this community project takes your breathe away.  Hmmmm…maybe their goal is for us to begin anew, to make this our new end. Our children, families and teachers deserve so much more…let’s walk together and smell the perfume. Read about the project done by 5 & 6 year olds for the Reggio Community…..and see The Perfume Girl 

 

Reggio in action

Today we were able to see the teachers and children in a typical day. We observed at the Diana school, situated in the park just off the piazza Della Vittoria. A hallmark of Reggio is transparency highlighting the relationship between the school and the community, the indoors and outdoors, the child and others. We observed in three classes, 3, 4, and 5 years and in the “piazza” and the atilier or art studio. The children where engaged in drawing, constructing, painting, and dramatic play as they investigated shapes, color, balance, technology, shadows, and story. In one art studio they were investigating smells and creating scents by combining various flowers, spices, and herbs. These ere placed on leaves or small tree stumps to mix together in small smell collages. The children then recorded, using symbols or drawings, the recipe for the new perfume.

We have begun investigating how we can fully document our varying experiences and perspectives  when we return. Are you wondering about anything? Questions welcome…