The Cardinal Project

The Cardinal Project

“The Cardinal Project” is the story of a sustained investigation by four and five year old girls. Its inception was a one-sentence recollection by one of the children, an observation that resonated with other children and that led to a passionate, shared...
What Does “Reggio-Inspired” Mean?

What Does “Reggio-Inspired” Mean?

Allie is three years old. She is highly verbal. She amazes her parents, Paul and Michelle, with her language, her insightful questions and her observations on a daily basis. Paul and Michelle are pretty sure she’s smart, and creative, too. They are looking for a...

Puddles Part II

Over the next several days the children continued to think about where the puddle goes when it evaporates. G articulated her theory in drawing. She explained: The puddles don’t go up in the air. They vibrate, and then they go back to the  cloud, and then it rains....

Puddles Part I

It did not rain for the entire month of September and into October. “Why do we have boots here if it doesn’t rain?” one of the children asked. “So we can go puddle stomping if it rains,” I replied. Apparently the children kept my response...