In the villages around Reggio Emilia Italy lived a woman named Loris Malaguzzi. After World War II Loris and other parents felt that children were inherently curious and needed a curriculum that was more play based and self-guided. They thought that in these critical early years, it was the children’s interests that should be of utmost importance.
Loris Malaguzzi said:
“Each child is unique and the protagonist of his or her own growth. Children desire to acquire knowledge, have much capacity for curiosity and amazement, and yearn to create relationships with others and communicate.”
Well, the fact is, we were all children at one time or another and have an innate sense of what children need.
So today this is your blog, take a moment to think and contribute below an answer to the following question:
Question for you: What is it that children actually need to thrive?
Let’s send this around the world and put our heads and hearts together here, your contribution below provides a living wisdom that many generations can benefit from.
I’ll start…see below.