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Books from Reggio Emilia, Italy

Children, Art, Artists: the expressive languages of children, the artistic language of Alberto Burri - by Reggio Children. ISBN: 978-88-87960-38-9 This book is a catalogue of the 100 Languages of Children exhibit with text descriptors in addition to essays discussing the relationship between the schools of Reggio Emilia and the city, children and art, and pedagogy and the atelier (studio.)
 

children, spaces, relations: metaproject for an environment for young children - by Reggio Children - ISBN: 978-88-87960-17-4 This book presents a critical analysis of the cumulative experience of the municipal early childhood system of Reggio Emilia, with the aim of formulating general criteria of quality and presenting scenarios of desirable characteristics of a space for young children; reflections on the tools of design; and essays discussing the pedagogical and architecture/design issues.
 

Everything has a Shadow Except Ants - by Reggio Children - ISBN: 978-88-87960-19-8 Exploring shadows is one of the many projects that Reggio schools may be involved in each year.
 

making learning visible: children as individual and group learners - by Project Zero and Reggio Children - ISBN: 978-88-87960-25-9 An in-depth journey of the collaboration and dialogue of these two groups (Harvard's Project Zero, and Reggio Children) focused on the individual learning strategies within the group and the learning of the group with young children.
 

The Hundred Languages of Children - Reggio Children - ISBN: 978-88-87960-08-2 The book that explains about the Reggio philosophy of the 100 Languages with illustrations and descriptions of children's amazing projects.

 

 

Books that support Reggio Inspired Principles

It's not a bird yet: the drama of drawing - by Ursula Kolbe - ISBN: 0-9757722-0-1 This book reveals how young children use drawing to play with ideas. Through engaging anecdotes, the author gives insight into the rich possibilities of drawing, and celebrates it as a powerful tool for thinking and imagining. (Available on Amazon.com)
 

The Language of Art: Inquiry-Based Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings - by Ann Pelo - ISBN: 978-1-929610-99-0 This book gives concrete ideas of how to incorporate Reggio inspired principles by providing advice on setting up a studio for art; sharing 15 studio explorations on art topics like texture, color and sculpting; giving suggestions for documenting fluency with art media and its use in inquiry, and finally by providing guidelines with illustrated stories. (Available on Amazon.com)
 

Picture Science: Using Digital Photography to Teach Young Children - by Carla Neumann-Hinds  - ISBN: 978-1-933653-23-5 This book is a guide to making digital photography an important part of your early childhood program beyond just documenting class projects. It shows how you can use it to make each step in the scientific process  - from posing questions, gathering data, to showing the findings. It provides examples, technical advice, and tips for buying a camera. (Available on Amozon.com)

 

Rapunzel's Supermarket: All about young children and their art - by Ursula Kolbe - ISBN: 978-0-9755-7722-1-8 This book is an inspiration book filled with ideas for helping children realize their potential as image-makers. Building on children's curiousity about their world, it offers many suggestions for drawing, painting, collage, clay work, puppet making and much more. (available on Amazon.com)
 

In the Spirit of the Studio: Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia - Edited by Lella Gandini, Lynn Hill, Louse Cadwell & Charles Schwall - ISBN : 0-8077-4591-x This book describes the revolution brought about by the Reggio atelier and its journey across North America. It explores how the experiences of children interacting with rich materials in the atelier (studio) affect an entire's school's approach to the construction and expression of thought and learning. (available on Amazon.com)
 

Working in the Reggio Way: A Beginner's Guide for American Teachers - by Julianne P. Wurm - ISBN: 1-929610-64-5 Based on an American teacher's experience observing and working in the schools of Reggio; emphasizing self-study and careful examination of your own view of the child to bring your program into alignment with your values. It addresses the physical environment, organization of time, progettiazione (projects), documentation and participation of parents and community in the learning process. (available on Amazon.com)
 

Next Steps Toward Teaching the Reggio Way: Accepting the Challenge to Change: Edited by Joanne Hendrick - ISBN: 0-13-149657-x A progress report documenting new steps toward teaching the Reggio way that American and Canadian teachers have taken in the 6 years since the first edition was published. It includes chapters on relationships, constructing curriculum, and suggestions for creating appropriate settings for learning. (available on Amazon.com)