Bringing the Reggio Approach to your Early Years Practice

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Have you ever wondered what the Reggio Approach is all about, why it works, and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting?

This book provides an accessible introduction to the values and principles underlying the Reggio Approach to early years care and education. It demonstrates how practitioners in the United Kingdom have drawn inspiration from the Reggio Approach and developed their own practice in order to provide high...

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Overview

Have you ever wondered what the Reggio Approach is all about, why it works, and how it can be used to benefit the young children in your setting?

This book provides an accessible introduction to the values and principles underlying the Reggio Approach to early years care and education. It demonstrates how practitioners in the United Kingdom have drawn inspiration from the Reggio Approach and developed their own practice in order to provide high quality experiences for young children.

This new edition has been fully updated to show the connections between the Reggio Approach and the principles and commitments of the EYFS framework. Each chapter focuses on one important aspect of the Reggio Approach and includes:

  • practical examples involving children of different ages in a wide variety of settings, helping the reader to see the connection between practice and theory
  • questions to enable the reader to reflect on and develop his or her own practice
  • references to sources of further reading and information.

This convenient guide will help early years practitioners, students and parents to really understand what the Reggio Approach can offer their setting and children.

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'The Early Years Philosophy series is a great new set of books introducing some of the most important early years philosophies and showing how aspects of them could be incorporated into your own practice.' - Nursery Education Plus

'It makes The Reggio Approach relevant to you as a practitioner in the UK. It is easy to read, interesting, and really helpful. If you are new to Reggio, I would highly recommend it!' - Customer Review, Amazon

'What a smashing little book, great to read and full of all the info I needed to write an assignment.' - Customer Review, Amazon

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Meet the Author

Linda Thornton has over thirty years' experience in education and childcare. As a director of alc associates she currently provides consultancy and training for local authorities, children’s centres, nurseries and schools across the UK.

Pat Brunton is a director of alc associates and provides consultancy and training for local authorities, children's centres, nurseries and schools across the UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Background to the Reggio approach 2. Relationships 3. Creativity 4. The environment 5. Time 6. Learning and teaching 7. Reflective practice Conclusion Useful contacts

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