The use of recycled materials is very important within the Reggio philosophy, and because of this, we try to implement it within our program as much as possible. The children are always making trips down to the Recycle Centre, so we set up one in our room with many different open ended materials and textures such as seashells, ribbon, cardboard, glass and metal jars, rocks and elastics – just to name a few! The use of open-ended materials greatly helps to foster their creativity, problem solving, and social skills.
"Our task regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high possible. No one can do more."
- -Loris Malaguzzi
Carly Baratta R,ECE