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Reggio-inspired learning
Resource books inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. We also offer a Reggio-inspired Kindergarten curriculum.
Reggio-inspired books
Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia
Edited by Lella Gandini, Susan Etheredge, and Lynn Hill

Grades PreK–5 Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia captures and celebrates 30 years of the Reggio Emilia innovative presence and inspiration in North American early childhood educational thought and practice. Learn more…
Lella Gandini Lella Gandini, Ed.D., is the United States Liaison for the Dissemination of the Reggio Emilia Approach. An accomplished educator, author, and editor, she has written several children’s books, and published articles on parenting, early education, and related topics.
Cathy Weisman Topal Cathy Weisman Topal has been a visual arts educator at the preschool, elementary, middle school, and college levels for more than 25 years. She is currently a studio art teacher at the Center for Early Childhood Education and the Smith College Campus School at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is also a lecturer in Visual Arts Education in the Department of Education and Child Study at Smith College.
Thinking with a Line
Grades PreK–6 Thinking with a Line provides the structure and support for special needs, and the opportunity to go well beyond the basic lesson for the gifted and talented. This innovative approach uses simple, readily available materials to increase visual learning, motor skills, language development, and critical thinking. Children love to create designs, patterns, and complex structure by printing with small rectangles dipped in ink! Appropriate for diverse learning styles. Learn more…

Children and Painting
Grades PreK–5 Everything you need to teach basic painting concepts and techniques. Complete with step-by-step instructions to help students develop visual awareness using positive feedback. Learn more…

Beautiful Stuff!
By Cathy Weisman Topal and Lella Gandini

Grades PreK–2 Help nurture children’s creativity through experimentation, reflection, and exploring. Includes activities for sorting and categorizing, and strategies for collecting and organizing found materials. Learn more…

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Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia Children and Painting Beautiful Stuff! Learning with Found Materials Thinking with a Line
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