The Hundred Languages of Children

Scheda mostra

The Hundred Languages of Children
Traveling exhibition

La mostra e stata esposta:

Various versions' itineraries (europe and american) 1981-2010



Italy Reggio Emilia (5 showings) Bologna Fano Bari Rome Palermo Turin Varese Ascoli Piceno Naples Sweden Stockholm (2 showings) Boras Eskilstuna Ümea Kalmar Göteborg Denmark Odense Århus Copenaghen Aalborg Norway Arendal Hamar Stavanger Finland Valkeaakoski Germany Berlin (2 showings) Frankfurt/Main Hamburg Brandeburg Bremen Stuttgart Frankfurt/Oder Essen/Bielefeld Kyritz Dusseldorf Spain Barcelona Palma de Mallorca Madrid Islanda Reykjavik United Kingdom Glasgow (2 showings) Newcastle upon Tyne London Cardiff Belfast Exeter Bristol Bradford Coventry Australia Melbourne (2 showings) Perth Holland Amsterdam Israele Tel-Hai France Blois Japan Tokyo Hong Kong Luxemburg Chile La Serena Santiago Punta Arenas Valparaiso

North America

U.S.A. San Francisco, CA Fort Worth, TX Syracuse, NY Amherst, MA Holyoke, MA Boston, MA Cambridge, MA Newton, MA White Plains, NY Washington, D.C. Dayton, OH Detroit, MI St.Louis, MO (2 showings) Oklahoma City, OK Memphis, TN Salt Lake City, UT Lexington, KY Columbus, OH San Rafael, CA Portland, OR Des Moines, IA Chicago, IL New York, NY South Bend, IN Pittsburgh, PA Norwich, VT Austin, TX North Darmouth, MA Winston Salem, NC Santa Fe, NM Casper, WY Richmond, VA Fresno, CA Oakland, CA Atlanta, GA Canada Vancouver, British Columbia Calgary, Alberta


italian and english


The Hundred Languages of Children


The Hundred Languages of Children is a travelling exhibition that has been telling the story of the Reggio Emilia educational experience worldwide to thousands of visitors for over thirty years (1981-2011).

During this time the municipal infant-toddler centres and preschools of Reggio Emilia, together with affiliated infant-toddler centres and preschools and primary schools, have continued to enrich their journey and explore more deeply with further research.

This has created a desire for a new exhibition, The Wonder of Learning, officially inaugurated in June 2008 in the United States, that accompanies the original The Hundred Languages of Children.


5 editions of the European version and the duplication of the exhibit in 1987 for a North American version, many showings throughout Europe and across the ocean, hundreds of thousands of visitors of all nationalities: these figures have made The Hundred Languages of Children a fundamental point of reference for Italian and international pedagogical culture. First conceived by Loris Malaguzzi and his closest associates, this exhibit is rooted in the forty years of experience of the educational institutions operated by the Municipality of Reggio Emilia. The exhibit bears witness to the originality and the extraordinary nature of the years of research that have led the Reggio Infant-toddler Centres and Preschools to become a primary point of reference for those who work in early childhood education worldwide.


The exhibit was extremely innovative right from its origins. It is presented as a narrative of the possible, giving visibility to processes and life situations that cannot be linked to standard pedagogical models or preconstituted educational premises, theoretical certainties, or generalizable practice. Rather, the experience is based on incessant research and action that take place with a chorus of many voices, many hands, and many intelligences, the centre of which is the image of a child who is competent in building knowledge and a constant seeker of meanings.


Promoted by

Municipality of Reggio Emilia


Created by

Reggio Children

Preschool and Infant-Toddler Centres – Istituzione of the Municipality of Reggio Emilia

Friends of Reggio Children International Association






The catalogue of the exhibition, in Italian and english, is published by Reggio Children.

The book is also available in french.

For further information, visit the page dedicated to catalogues and projects in our Publishing section.



The book is also avaible from other publisher in german, japanese, chinese, korean, spanish and catalan  - Vai alla pagina




Edition dedicated to "The Hundred Languages of Children" exhibition

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