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The reggio-inspired child care life

Collection by Rachel Bezant

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The journey towards reggio-inspired thinking and teaching brought to you via my Toddler Room!

Rachel Bezant
Beauty and the Beast. The rose is made from tissue paper, crepe paper and cellophane which the children scrunched up and stuffed into the bottom of a plastic cup. The paper expanded when let go which makes it stay wedged there. We taped a pipe cleaner stem and children helped to tape the second plastic cup together to form the chamber for the rose :) Crepe Paper, Tissue Paper, Child Care, Reggio, Beauty And The Beast, Tape, Two By Two, Craft Ideas, Plastic

Beauty and the Beast. The rose is made from tissue paper, crepe paper and cellophane which the children scrunched up and stuffed into the bottom of a plastic cup. The paper expanded when let go which makes it stay wedged there. We taped a pipe cleaner stem and children helped to tape the second plastic cup together to form the chamber for the rose :)

Provocation: how are craters formed? Provocation: how Craters Of The Moon, Moon Surface, Moon Photos, Moon Rock, Round Tray, Small Groups, Rocks, Stones, Simple

Provocation: how are craters formed? Simple inquiry-based experience consisting of a round tray filled with moon sand and rocks which the children have collected themselves from the garden. As children press various stones into the sand they create misshapen craters. Photos of the moon's surface also displayed for reference

Investigating sea life through levels. Different sized and structural materials are placed under a large blue sheet which is secured to the table so the objects underneath remain hidden. Sea creatures are placed to demonstrate the different levels, and shells and stones are collected in jars for the children to create their play with. Child Care, Reggio, Sea Creatures, Jars, Shells, Objects, Stones, Play, Inspired

Investigating sea life through levels. Different sized and structural materials are placed under a large blue sheet which is secured to the table so the objects underneath remain hidden. Sea creatures are placed to demonstrate the different levels, and shells and stones are collected in jars for the children to create their play with.

 Clear cellophane attached to the window for children to paint all the colours of the rainbow onto. Free expression and colour identification and mixing at its funnest! Child Care, Reggio, Rainbows, Rainbow Colors, All The Colors, Window, Colours, Teaching, Paint

Introducing rainbows! Clear cellophane attached to the window for children to paint all the colours of the rainbow onto. Free expression and colour identification and mixing at its funnest!

Nature as inspiration. Bottlebrush flower becomes a cognitive and fine motor experience of elastic bands and dried leaves. Interpretations were constructed using these elements and a nail board. Bottlebrush, Child Care, Reggio, Fine Motor, 4 Years, How To Become, Bands, Leaves, Nail

Nature as inspiration. Bottlebrush flower becomes a cognitive and fine motor experience of elastic bands and dried leaves. Interpretations were constructed using these elements and a nail board. Ages 2-4 years

Implementing respectful teach of the environmental. Bird nest study. Shelving contains branches, leaves, feathers, styrofoam eggs, porcelain realistic birds and feather boas. Children's construction skills are challenged as they manipulate materials to create a replica bird nest inside the tyre. Play is continued as children role play and investigate bird play. Feather Boas, Feathers, Child Care, Role Play, Reggio, Branches, Shelving, Nest, Porcelain

Implementing respectful teach of the environmental. Bird nest study. Shelving contains branches, leaves, feathers, styrofoam eggs, porcelain realistic birds and feather boas. Children's construction skills are challenged as they manipulate materials to create a replica bird nest inside the tyre. Play is continued as children role play and investigate bird play.

Enhancing fine motor and cognitive development through loose part play. Bangles and bead necklaces displayed to induce curiosity and intrigue. Different patterned and coloured paper allows children to choose their own background for their creation. Bead Necklaces, Necklace Display, Child Care, Colored Paper, Reggio, Fine Motor, Curiosity, Bangles, Teaching

Enhancing fine motor and cognitive development through loose part play. Bangles and bead necklaces displayed to induce curiosity and intrigue. Different patterned and coloured paper allows children to choose their own background for their creation.

Being creative with nature! Setting up inspiring experiences to engage children in creative expression. Children hypothesise and discover with nature as they investigate environment to collect pieces and paint freely with natural colours - orange, brown, green, yellow Orange Brown, Orange Color, Child Care, Reggio, Environment, Colours, Inspired, Yellow, Children

Being creative with nature! Setting up inspiring experiences to engage children in creative expression. Children hypothesise and discover with nature as they investigate environment to collect pieces and paint freely with natural colours - orange, brown, green, yellow

Creating something from almost nothing. Farmyard experience set-up using recycled cardboard boxes and natural materials. Cardboard Boxes, Farm Yard, Child Care, Reggio, Natural Materials, Toddler Bed, Recycling, Inspired, Children

Creating something from almost nothing. Farmyard experience set-up using recycled cardboard boxes and natural materials.

 Dinosaur world. Using natural and repurposing materials to create a world that let's children delve into their imagination and engage with others to role play and build on communicative and social skills. Child Care, Role Play, Reggio, Repurposing, Social Skills, Imagination, Inspired, Create, Children

Reggio inspiring play. Dinosaur world. Using natural and repurposing materials to create a world that let's children delve into their imagination and engage with others to role play and build on communicative and social skills.

 Fishing theme with boardwalk and river. Magnetic fishing game for hand-eye coordination and sensory motor development. Sensory Motor, Child Care, Reggio, Fishing, River, Eye, Play, Inspired, Children

Reggio inspired table top play. Fishing theme with boardwalk and river. Magnetic fishing game for hand-eye coordination and sensory motor development.

 Children's handprints are turned into seasonal trees with mixed materials. Child Care, Reggio, Autumn Inspiration, Trees, Seasons, Inspired, Children, Life, Art

Autumn inspire art! Children's handprints are turned into seasonal trees with mixed materials.

Promoting role play with real life materials. Pantry stocked with empty recycled boxes, bottles and jars. Bottles And Jars, Child Care, Role Play, Reggio, Empty, Pantry, Real Life, Recycling, Boxes

Promoting role play with real life materials. Pantry stocked with empty recycled boxes, bottles and jars.

Open for interpretation: Autumn inspired collaborative art. Exploration of colours via sensory experience. Photos of natural environment to engage inquiry and interpretation. Sensory Experience, Collaborative Art, Child Care, Reggio, Autumn Inspiration, Environment, Colours, Inspired, Natural

Open for interpretation: Autumn inspired collaborative art. Exploration of colours via sensory experience. Photos of natural environment to engage inquiry and interpretation.

Teaching discovery and respect for natural environment with bug play. Repurposing tyre to create small world play. Leaves scattered on floor, logs for building and magnifying glasses to spy insect figures and develop inquiry. Small World Play, Child Care, Learning Environments, Reggio, Repurposing, Logs, Spy, Respect, Discovery

Teaching discovery and respect for natural environment with bug play. Repurposing tyre to create small world play. Leaves scattered on floor, logs for building and magnifying glasses to spy insect figures and develop inquiry.

Developing creativity through fine motor and cognitive skills. Filling in stencils with loose parts and pattern investigation. Child Care, Reggio, Fine Motor, Stencils, Creativity, Inspired, Children, Pattern, Life

Developing creativity through fine motor and cognitive skills. Filling in stencils with loose parts and pattern investigation.