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Nature Schools & Reggio Emilia

A few good reads on nature preschools, The Reggio Approach, and the benefits of play:

Nature Preschools

mag.audubon.org – Article on nature preschools, discussing cognitive benefits of outdoor time in the early years

bostonglobe.com – Article on nature preschools & kindergartens emerging in the US

academia.edu – Research on prosocial behavior exhibited in preschool aged children through nature-based activities

The Reggio Emilia Approach

https://www.naeyc.org/ – A thorough overview of the approach, with detailed examples from a classroom

https://www.pbs.org – Helpful comparison of Reggio, Waldorf, and Montessori approaches

widipedia.org – Nuts & bolts of the Reggio Emilia Approach and its origins

Play

independent.co.uk  – Great article on the benefits of play — by Dr. Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College