Shadow play in the Infant Room

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Here are our babies and preschoolers interacting with their shadows.





“Children do not live – as many still believe – in a mythical and pre-intellectual

dimension, but they are capable of constructing thoughts and reflections because

knowledge is with them, right from birth, in the heart of life itself.

Children, above all when together with other children, are inventors, “safe-

crackers”, and re-builders of theories and behaviors that elude any

presumptuousness or predictability of methods.

Children do not wait for our permission to think. Indeed, children are bursting with

ideas that are always impatient to escape through language (and we say a

hundred languages) to connect and communicate with the things of the world.”


Louis Malaguzzi educator and founder of the Reggio Emilia education community.