Beautiful Stuff: Children Learning with Found Materials


Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini, 1999;
Illus. Softbound, 120 pp.,

(A Reggio Emilia inspired resource)

Share the journey of teachers as they explore materials with children and observe and record what happens when the focus is on process rather than product. In Beautiful Stuff you will find approaches to nurturing the creativity of children that you can adapt to any reaching situation. Many of the ways of working and beliefs discussed in Beautiful Stuff have been inspired by educators from Reggio Emilia, Italy and by the exhibition “The Hundred Languages of Children.” This book represents and American interpretation of those ideas and beliefs.