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The 100 Languages at Story House Aberglasslyn

Educational Leader, Jessica Jarvis writes…

I have always been inspired as an educator by the ‘100 languages’ of children by Loris Malaguzzi, Founder of the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Malaguzzi wrote ‘The One Hundred Languages of Children‘ in recognition of the multitude of ways in which they can express their ideas, thoughts, feelings or frustrations.

A child can speak and listen in a languages’ most basic form. For children, there are one hundred ways to communicate or express themselves through their play, touch, thoughts, speech, joy, love, songs, understanding, worlds, dreams, culture, body, mind, reality, fantasy, reason, sky and the earth.

Malaguzzi suggests that sometimes a child is told to separate these languages from their mind and body, however we need to support a child’s unique ability to express themselves through these hundred ways so that they can belong, be and become.

What a marvellous time it is to be alive when you’re a child.  As we grow up and become adults with the responsibilities of life, these languages may stay or disappear. At Story House Early Learning, Aberglasslyn, we take pride in knowing that our programs foster the  children’s 100 languages to  ensure growth and development.”

Written by Jessica Jarvis, Educational Leader at Story House Early Learning Aberglasslyn

About Story House Early Learning Aberglasslyn

Just minutes from Rutherford Public School, Story House Aberglasslyn welcomes families from surrounding suburbs including Rutherford, Maitland, Oakhampton and Oakhampton Heights.

Our service offers smaller class sizes, spacious play areas, and modern educational materials.

Our aim is to provide a secure and happy environment where children can develop their intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and language skills to become competent and confident individuals. And for you to feel safe knowing that your child is receiving the best possible care.

For enrolment enquiries or to book a tour, please contact our Service Manager, Amy Kearney

Phone: 02 4932 1329

Email: [email protected]

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