We often wonder why some children learn things quicker than others. Some of us have even tried to predict if our own child will be a future Einstein or Mary Currie. Child prodigies aside, how can the rest of us ensure that our children are learning about the changing world around them in the most effective way?
Children are inquisitive and curious by disposition. This means that they will push, prod and poke things until they can make sense of them. A child’s environment plays an integral role in how they fulfil their curiosity and inquisition. If the environment is stimulating, the child will naturally innovate their own sense of learning through realisation and self-discovery. Addressing these core issues is the time-tested Reggio Emilia Philosophy.
The Reggio Emilia Philosophy:
- presents learning in a way that is meaningful
- treats the process of learning as a celebration
- creates opportunities for children to express their self-interest
- encourages moments of wonder and self-discovery
- provides an innovative climate for teachers and children
- encourages relationship building
- promotes inquisition and curiosity.
Children thrive when they learn within a supportive and stimulating environment. They should be nurtured through their relationships with their peers, teachers, parents and the greater community. The involvement of a wide support network has a tremendous positive impact on the way children develop their own self-awareness and make sense of the world around them.
Research shows learning conducted in a supportive environment produces the best results and helps to develop successful habits. This is why all children should live what they learn in the classroom. Your child will benefit from the Reggio Emilia Philosophy by being immersed in an environment that encourages an understanding of themselves and the world around them.
The fulfilment of inquisition and curiosity leads a child to find meaning in their learning. This is the foundation that they will build upon in their later years. We all want to see our children become successful, and the best way to achieve this is through a sound early education. We know that by employing the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, your child will be living what they learn, and that through nurturing their curiosity we can provide them the best exposure to early learning.
Are you interested in learning how the Reggio Emilia Philosophy can benefit your son at the start of his educational journey?
Download The Scots Journey to get a look at the day-to-day life of Scots’ youngest students and see how this philosophy is applied to our early years programs.