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ReFocus Journal Issue 07

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles Include:

  • 'When Pedagogy and Atelier Meet'  by Claudia Guidici 
  • 'From Display to Visable Thinking' by  Debi Keyte Hartland
  • 'Making Art: Beauty, Metaphor and Relationships'  by Jess Tomlinson
  • 'Rethinking Resources'  by  Emma Pace
  • 'Non-Verbal Storytelling' by Mike Akers and Sandra Barefoot
  • 'Everyday Creativity''  by  Melodie Glass and Eloise Robinson
  • 'With Inclusion and Creativity in Mind'  by Louise Jackson


ReFocus Journal Issue 08

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles Include:

  • The Fascinator Trap - Jane Bravery
  • Exploring in a Cambridge Forest - Ruth Sapsed and Filipa Pereira-Stubbs
  • What's the problem, guys? - Mariette Heaney
  • Exchange and dialogue with Sweden - Emma Pace
  • Ready-packaged or well-rooted? - Annica Wennstrom
  • The Wonder of Learning: The Cultural Challenge from Reggio - Speech by Harold Gothson
  • Interview with Jan Millikan - Lella Gandini, Elin Swedenmark and Judith Allen Kaminsky
  • Spirals - Kirsty Liljegren


ReFocus Journal Issue 09

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles Include:

  • Conversations with Loris Malaguzzi - Jorn Moestrup and Karin Eskesen 
  • A Generous Environment - Diane Rich, Mary Jane Drummond and Cathy Myer
  • On an education for being -Jacqui Cousins
  • A Place to Be - Review - Emma Pace
  • Reflecting on the Refelective Cycle - Deborah Aguirre Jones and Liz Elders
  • Careless talk costs lives - Robin Duckett
  • What's in a name ? - Mick Waters


ReFocus Journal Issue 10

ReFocus is the UK network of early childhood educators, artists and others influenced in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia

Articles include:

  • Ways into the Woods by Deb Wilenski
  • Inspiring Creativity by Johanna Scott
  • Reggio Children International Network by Debi Kyte Hartland/Emma Pace
  • Traces from Reggio by Margot Meuwig and Tienke Van Der Werf
  • Venturing out by Chris Holmes
  • Opening up to ideas by Tracey Hutchinson
  • Focus on North Yorkshire by Paula Willis
  • Artists' Interventions by Penny Hay
  • Materials and Imagination by Gail Alder
  • Watch the Ripples Spread by Andrea Gray
  • A Community of Learners by Nicki O'Brien and Vicki Whittaker
  • The Developing Brains and Minds of Young Children by Mary Fawcett


Reggio Tutta

Commissioned by Reggio Emilia's tourist board, the children of Reggio Emilia's preschools have made a  portrait of the city, along with essays, contributions, and notes on the educational context.

"At night the sky talks to the trees. The trees make a kind of music that comes out of their leaves and the flowers, too; the wind is the loudest music, the air is softest. It's the seed that, when it gets big, says "pine", but in silence, under the ground, and then the tree remembers its name.. "
The way the children recount their personal experiences and sentiments  depict  a city that is positive, livable, and welcoming: drawings of streets, squares, monuments, churches and buildings.

Published by Reggio Children (2001)


Remida Day

A book that describes the first four years of the Remida Day initiative dedicated to recycling, based on the experience of the Remida Creative Recycling Center.

Edited by AGAC, Friends of Reggio Children Association, Municipal Infant-toddler Centers and Preschools of Reggio Emilia, REMIDA.

Sixteen events designed to support the culture of creative recycling and promote ethical behavior that opposes the 'throwaway' culture.


Published by Reggio Children


Shoe & Meter

First approaches to the discovery, workings, and uses of measures: from a project in the Diana Preschool.

In the story told here, the children are confronted with a real life situation: the school needs another work table, one that will be identical to the others, the same size and same shape. So what can we do? The children suggest that we call in a carpenter and ask him to build us the table. But how can we show him what we want? The carpenter says: 'Give me all the measurements and I'll make you the table'. The children agree to give him all the measurements. But the carpenter immediately puts them on guard by asking: 'Do you know how to measure?'

 Published by Reggio Children (1997)

An important book for all those interested in how to work with children on 'real-life' mathemetical learning experiences.


The Black Rubber Column

During the explorations in the Loris Malaguzzi International Centre before it was opened to the public, children are enchanted by the columns in the Exhibition hall.

They decide to prepare a gift for them: a series of garments made of different materials that columns can wear on and change.

From the planning to the realisation of the final draft of The Black Rubber Column of the Diana Preschool: a small and precious narration reveals children’s learning strategies.

Texts and photographs by Isabella Meninno


Published by Reggio Children (2009) as part of the 'Wonder of Learning' series


The Diary of Laura

Perspectives on a Reggio Emilia Diary 

Through the voices of Carolyn Edwards and Carlina Rinaldi this book presents a powerful tool of observation, reflection and professional development for educators.

An assemblage of affectionately written notes and photographs, the original diary chronicles the journey of one child’s first month in a infant-toddler centre in Reggio Emilia.

It includes international reflections on the significant learning from educators' diary of a young child in a Reggio Emilia infant-toddler centre.

Published by Redleaf Press (2008)


The Fountains

Story of a project carried out when children at Villetta Preschool decided the birds visiting the schol gardens needed an amusement park

The idea of 'what to do' begins to take shape during the class assembly. What this idea will turn out to be, if and when the children decide on it,.... In this project the initial idea was to create a freshwater lake for the thirsty birds that inhabit the school grounds.

An account of a creative investigation into water cycles - a scientific & geographic learning experience.

Published by Reggio Children (1995)


The Future is a Lovely Day

From a project carried out in the Fiastri and Rodari Municipal Preschools of Sant Ilario d'Enza (Province of Reggio Emilia), a book that collects thoughts and predictions on the future by five- and six- year-old children.

"The future can only be seen in the witch's glass ball. We can't see it: I don't know if I'm going to be good tomorrow! To know that you have to study, to think with your head. The future is tomorrow 'cause the glass ball shows you what there'll be tomorrow or what there was before."


Published by Reggio Children (2001)

An inventive and profound presentation of the depth of children's learning, imagination, undertanding as philosophers and thinkers. Once you read this you will be unable to regard children as 'infantile thinkers.'