Author: Carly Moloney
“We consider the environment [that is, the physical environment] to be an essential constituent element of any theoretical or political research in education…we place enormous value on the role of the environment as a motivating and animating force in creating spaces for relations, options, and emotional and cognitive situations that produce a sense of well-being and security.” — Malaguzzi (1996, p. 40). I
n short, as early years educators, we place so much emphasis on the learning environment and the materials we use to foster inquiry because they facilitate learning in so many ways. That and these play areas and ideas were too good not to share! Leave your comments below. All pictures taken by Carly Moloney.
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