Friday, March 2, 2007
Scrapbooking in Early Childhood Education
Due to my experience in operating a preschool under the Reggio Emilia Approach, I would liked to urge all moms or educators to seriously look into this pedagogy. In this approach, the children are their own navigators and the educators or adults are the observer and documents the children's activities. Children do learn a lot by playing. By setting up a suitable learning/playing environment will help them to learn better. Educators will learned about the children by observing and looking through the documentation. By knowing what the children think and had learned will help us in preparing for their next step of development. The parents of those children that are sent to preschool, will also get to know what their children think and know. Therefore, documentation is very important here. By displaying the documentation in a more attractive way will even draw more attention to the parents and educators. So, why not scrapbook the documentation. Please refer to my digital scrapbooking gallery for ideas about this.