Children's theories -Art and Creativity in Reggio Emilia

One of the foundations of our work is the careful, respectful, tender 'listening' with solidarity to children's strategies and ways of thinking. Careful however! These are children who feel free to express their opinions and who trust in the fact that they will be listened to carefully and respectfully.

How children make theories is fascinating. The presence of rationality and imagination and such close intertwining between them is found only in the theories of great thinkers; in children's theories there is also that highly empathetic approach to things which is highly developed in children and a sensitive filter for understanding and connecting things.