Children and Clay

This webinar is part of SERIES OF WEBINARS ON THE 100 LANGUAGES - The 100 languages of children and adults. These webinars were recorded in October-November 2020.

This webinar is on demand. You can view it whenever you like for 6 months after purchase, in your personal area.

What the webinars offer


You can view it whenever you like for 6 months after purchase, in your personal area


This webinar is part of 
a series The 100 languages of children and adults


See documentation of projects in Reggio Emilia infant-toddler centres and preschools presented by teachers and educators


Clay is a malleable material and highly sensitive to manipulation. Thanks to its creative, exploratory, and transformative properties clay suggests ways of learning, stimulating the senses and imagination.

In conversations with clay children find they are the authors of marks and incisions, they explore clay materially, performing gestures and actions, producing unexpected effects, imitating companions, constructing together, and creating characters and objects that represent an idea, or a thought.

Teachers position themselves at the point of encounter between clay and children, ready to highlight the value of children’s tries, discoveries, and surprises.

What relations are we seeing and supporting in children’s sculptural-plastic explorations?
How does constructing with clay support other languages and vice-versa?

In this webinar we will try to answer these questions, and others, starting from experience here in Reggio Emilia.




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Reggio Emilia Approach

The Reggio Emilia Approach® is an educational philosophy based on the image of a child with strong potentialities for development and a subject with rights, who learns through the hundred languages belonging to all human beings, and grows in relations with others.

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