An example of Reggio food education

“The children’s encounter with the experience of harvesting grapes is a celebration and a game, where today’s children, accustomed to consuming finished products, enjoy unexpected benefits. They have the opportunity to meet unusual people and dialogue with unusual places, sharing stories that take shape by drawing from the collective memory, the reminiscences of family and friends, and the traditions handed down from long-ago times, giving meaning to their own history by situating it in a much longer history.  The children observe, ask questions, have experiences, and build knowledge that allows them to understand the life cycle of things, of living things in their transformations.”[1]

[1] P32 Ed.s Ilaria Cavallini and Maddalena Tedeschi. The languages of food; recipes, experiences, thoughts c2008. Reggio Children: Reggio Emilia

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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