Benefits Of The Reggio Emilia Approach
Environmental Stimulation – Children benefit from having the environment as their third teacher. Art is hung at children’s eye level. There is an emphasis on using natural materials that can be used in more than one way to encourage an interest in the natural world and exploration.
Community and Parental Involvement – Children benefit in being equal partners with, parents and Educators in the learning process. This gives children the power to direct their learning and grow their creativity.
“Hundred Languages” of Expression – Children benefit from using many “languages” to express themselves. The languages include writing, building, sculpting, and dramatic play. Children develop skills and problem-solving ability through hands-on practice
Getting Involved with Long Term Projects – Curriculum planning is based on children’s interests leading to open-ended and often long-term projects that allow children to further explore their interests with Educator direction.