Artwork validating

) We decided that each Sunday she will get to choose a picture or ‘project’ she has created to go into the frame.The old one comes out and the new piece of art goes in.(And, we’ll have to get another frame for our youngest.

You may or may not be familiar with the child-centered Reggio Emilia approach to learning (created and founded by Loris Malaguzzi in Italy).

It’s not that we don’t have any-we have tons that our fabulous photographer friends have taken of our family.

We simply just don’t remember to print them, so keeping them updated is another story.

For a bit of a better understanding on this philosophy, read this poem ‘The Hundred Languages of Childhood’ by Loris Malaguzzi. Instead of little people that need to be just filled with knowledge, it empowers them to use their own brains to figure out what they already know, and inquire, experiment, and actively learn as they grow. At our house one way we can give our children more ownership of their space is by purposefully creating places (even small ones!

) for them to display artwork and creative projects.

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