THE BOOKSHOP IN YOUR HOME
by Preschools and Infant-toddler centres – Istituzione of the Municipality Reggio Emilia, and Reggio Children
Some of the research projects conducted with children in Infant-toddler Centres and Preschools, such as “Mosaic of graphics, words, material”, have confirmed that the supports (surfaces) and tools we choose for drawing can prompt mental images.
Qualities, such as the lightness of tissue paper, the transparency of acetate paper, and the “scratchiness” of corrugated papers, can suggest visual, tactile, and auditory perceptions to children, giving rise to mental images that are often revealed in the title of a drawing, or the story told as a commentary.
It’s kind of catty too! It makes a sound like when a cat is scratching her claws. Gaia, 2.11 yrs
A PROPOSAL FOR CHILDREN
We’re inviting you to look for papers to draw on, with different qualities, sizes, and characteristics, and then do the same search for mark-makers and drawing instruments.
It’s a way of offering children an opportunity to go with the flow of unusual perceptions and images.
These ideas are taken from the book:
MOSAIC OF GRAPHICS, WORDS, MATERIAL - Reggio Children Publishing