Early Childhood Educator Robin Jurs shared stories from her rich background to help us better understand the concept of the competent child.
The basis of the Reggio Emilia philosophy is the belief that children and adults are all partners in the learning process. Learning comes from a child’s experience, and as educators, our role is to enlarge this experience.
Just one example of implementing this concept is to provide a sensory experience, such as introducing finger painting to a 9-month-old. You would then talk to the child about what he/she is doing without directing his/her actions. An example of this would be, “that looks slippery” or “show me your hand.”
As always, we appreciate Robin taking the time to educate and share her experiences with us!
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