Jenny at Let the Children Play has been running a three-part series about Reggio-inspired preschools. This caught my eye for a few reasons: 1) I’d never heard of Reggio-inspired anything, 2) I’m always interested in different kinds of preschools, and 3) some of these are just really amazing to behold.
I asked Jenny to give our readers a little intro to what “Reggio-inspired” means, and here’s what she had to say:
The Reggio Emilia approach was founded in Italy after World War II. At the heart of the Reggio philosophy is the belief that children are full of curiosity and creativity; they are not empty memory banks waiting to be filled. The Reggio goal is to cultivate within children a lifelong passion for learning and exploration. You can also visit the official Reggio Emilia page for more information.
Here are a few of my favorites of the learning environments she featured!
The Kensington Preschool is in South Australia… all you Aussies out there may want to take heed! This school’s gardens look like a perfect wonderland:
I’m not sure where this school is located, but I love the natural materials creative play area!
Check out this spider garden!