REGGIO CHILDREN PUBLISHING | NEW BOOK
“A festive thought. Visual metaphor in children’s learning processes” is the latest addition to Reggio Children's publications, presenting research carried out by Reggio Children, the Istituzione of Preschools and Infant-Toddler Centres of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia, and the Department of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.
By metaphor we mean the tool of language and thinking that connects distant elements of reality, thereby constructing new reality and new meaning.
The making of metaphor is a process that leads to unusual, unexpected and often original outcomes and that invites our thoughts to open up and expand beyond canonical confines.
Metaphor is a tool of knowledge creating different ways of seeing the world.
It is a festive intuition, elaborated through creative thinking.
Creativity, irony, the capacity for creating analogy and harnessing paradox are presented here, for us to welcome them into daily life with more awareness
Do infant-toddler and preschool children understand visual metaphor? Do they produce visual metaphor?