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Beautiful Stuff!: Learning with Found Materials Hardcover – December 31, 1999
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About the Author
LELLA GANDINI is United States Liaison for the Reggio Emilia Program in the United States and Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst./e
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Top Customer Reviews
Beautiful stuff outlines the projects developed with found materials at the pre-school in Reggio Emilia, Italy. It starts at the beginning with the ideas of the teachers, the method of including parents and increasing children's awareness of everyday objects. (This book is full of details - they mention how the teachers scan materials and remove inappropriate / dangerous materials).
The book is filled with photographs from beginning to end. The photographs themselves show the story. I especially like the different approaches to sorting suggested in this book and the amount of time the children were permitting to sort, touch, feel, enjoy, and organize the materials. I also liked the three-dimensional project where the children first drew what they were going to build.
The children are quoted throughout the book. The quotes are memorable and sweet and show the children's enjoyment of this entire project.
I would recommend this book to pre-school teachers, day care centers, people who baby-sit in their home or parents looking for ideas for found objects. I loved it!
for the entire year. But the integrated process in which the teachers proceed in the book is the key element. It connects home to school, provides for the child's deep involvement in deciding and directing the learning and illustrates the beauty and adaptability of collaboration in the classroom.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I absolutely adored this text book. This was purchased for a Early Childhood course and it was definitely a great investment. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Courtney
THIS BOOK APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN PHOTOCOPIED FROM COVER TO COVER AND DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE ORIGINAL PUBLISHED BOOK!!! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Merrilisa Mitchum
I have been looking for the inspiration to start a beautiful stuff project in my own preschool classroom. This is just what I was looking for.Published on August 17, 2013 by Tammy Halter
Great book for early childhood teachers, especially those interested in the Reggio Approach. Fast reading and well worth the cost.Published on July 16, 2009 by Cheryl P.
This book was short, simple but was a great book. I highly recommend it for any teacher, grades K-21.
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