Educational Projects

100 Languages Of Children

Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Approach, describes the infinite ways that children can express, explore, and connect their thoughts, feelings and imaginations. He says that a child is is able to relate to the world. They do not know the world but have the tools to know it and want to know it. Children know themselves within this relationship with the world. A relationship in which they communicate internally by using “one hundred languages". In believing that children have “one hundred languages" in them, they compete with the adult to listen to them, recognise them, value them by favouring situations in which multiple potentials can emerge. These languages (the Hundred Languages of Children) are symbolic and are open to the endless potentials in children.

The Hundred Language Poem Illustrated

No area can and should be omitted: all fields of human and childhood experience must find opportunities for listening and development.

See The Wonder Through Their Eyes

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How Is It Expressed?

The Hundred Languages are often expressed through "drawings, sculpting, dramatic play, writing and painting."

As Children Play...

Children are provided many opportunities to work through their ideas. They are encourage to depict their understanding of the world and their ideas through various representations. They are encouraged to revisit their representations later and if their work does not reflect what they thought it should be, they change it!