resources for educators

Books and resources for educators interested in the Reggio Emilia approach.

Young Investigators
Judy Harris Holm & Lilian Kate

Cover of "Young Investigators" This popular, easy-to-use resource has been expanded to include these new features: explicit instructions and examples for incorporating standards into the topic selection and planning process; a variety of nature experiences, with examples that show how project work is an excellent way to connect children to the natural world; an update of the use of technology for both documentation and investigations, including use of the Web as well as and video and digital cameras; and more toddler projects that reflect our increased knowledge from recent mind/brain research about toddler understanding and learning.

The Hundred Languages of Children
Lella Gandini, Carolyn Edwards, George Forman

cover of "The Hundred Languages of Children"Why does the city of Reggio Emilia in northern Italy feature one of the best public systems of early education in the world? This book documents the comprehensive and innovative approach that utilizes the “hundred languages of children” to support their well-being and foster their intellectual development.




Reflections on the Reggio Emilia Approach
Lilian Kats & Bernard Cesarone

cover of "Reflections on the Reggio Emilia Approach"A series of analyses and summaries addressing to topics frequently raised by ERIC/EECE users.







Mobility of Expression
Reggio Children

A book of selected writings and speeches by Loris Malaguzzi (1945-1993) edited by Paola Cagliari, Marina Castagnetti, Claudia Giudici, Carla Rinaldi, Vea Vecchi and Peter Moss, published by Routledge



In the Spirit of the Studio
Lella Gandini, Lynn Hill, Louise Codwell & Charles Scwall

Cover of "In the Spirit of the Studio"The atelier or studio is a key element of the renowned preschools and infant-toddler centers of Reggio Emilia, Italy. This beautiful, full-color resource explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier affect an entire school’s approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning. The authors provide examples of projects and address practical aspects of the atelier, including organizing the environment and using materials

Authentic Childhood
Susan Fraser

cover of "Authentic Childhood"Authentic Childhood: Experiencing Reggio Emilia in the Classroom explores the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. The Reggio Emilia approach was developed at preschools and infant-toddler centres in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and is an emergent international curriculum. Based on constructionist learning, this text is ideal for students and teachers of all experience levels. Authentic Childhood includes inspiring stories of teachers who are transforming early childhood education and teacher preparation through the use of this new practice.

Theatre Curtain
Reggio Children

cover of "Theatre Curtain"The story of a Reggio Children project that seemed “too much, too big, impossible” but was made possible by the creativity and patience of children.





Conversations – Behind early childhood pedagogical documentation
Alma Flee, Catherine Patterson & Janet Robertson

The idea of concepts surrounding pedagogical documentation have been, for many, vague, slippery and hard to pin-down … This book teachers us to listen, speak, interpret, think, reflect as well as record the interactions between us, materials, representations and environments and space.