Within the Reggio Emilia schools, great attention is given to the look and feel of the classroom. Just feast your eyes on some of the wonderful images of Reggio Emilia inspired preschools I have found lately:
Materials in a Reggio-inspired Home: Blocks I really think blocks are the epitome of open-ended materials. They allow a child to express their own creativity while making designs, constructions and sculptures. Blocks require a child to think creatively, problem solve, negotiate and invent. They learn about concepts of balance, stability and symmetry through trial and error as they construct their buildings. Here's some thoughts on extending block play as well as a list of our blocks.