Reggio Approach Resources

  • The spectacular books and videos created by Reggio Children (Italy) are available from this distributor in the United States.
  • Join the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance and learn about their publications, events, and study tours.
  • Watch and read President of the Reggio Child Foundation Carla Rinaldi’s address at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018.
  • Explore books from Constructing Modern Knowledge Press!

Here are some of our other favorite books about the Reggio Emilia Approach to education for learners of all ages and available from

The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia Experience in Transformation, 3rd Edition

This is THE definitive anthology detailing all aspects of the Reggio Approach. It’s the new (2012) 3rd edition. A must have!

Insights and Inspirations from Reggio Emilia: Stories of Teachers and Children from North America

A spectacularly beautiful new book filled with essays about “Reggio” schools in the USA and the influence of “Reggio” on educators.

Visible Learners: Promoting Reggio-Inspired Approaches in All Schools

Harvard Project Zero’s important exploration of how to teach in a Reggio spirit across all grade levels and subject areas.

In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia: Listening, Researching and Learning (Contesting Early Childhood)

Carla Rinaldi’s indispensable collection of thoughts on lessons learned from the Reggio Emilia Approach.

Loris Malaguzzi and the Schools of Reggio Emilia: A selection of his writings and speeches, 1945-1993 (Contesting Early Childhood)

An anthology of writing and speeches by the philosopher behind the Reggio Emilia Approach.

The Diary of Laura: Perspectives on the Reggio Emilia Diary

This documentation of infant Laura’s learning is a profound classic worthy of your attention.

Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children

A gorgeous text on how to teach with found and deliberate materials

Loose Parts 2: Inspiring Play with Infants and Toddlers

Loose Parts 3: Inspiring Culturally Sustainable Environments

Choice Time: How to Deepen Learning Through Inquiry and Play, PreK-2

A terrific guide to teaching with student choice and classroom centers.

Introducing Malaguzzi: Exploring the life and work of Reggio Emilia’s founding father (Introducing Early Years Thinkers)

An excellent and accessible survey of Loris Malaguzzi’s life, work, and ideas.

We Are All Explorers: Learning and Teaching with Reggio Principles in Urban Settings

A quite thorough description of the creation and long-term success of an urban “Reggio” school in Chicago with extensive advice for educators, parents and school leaders.

Reggio-Inspired Mathematics

A terrific and practical small book written by a school district concerned with how to teach mathematics in a Reggio spirit.

An Encounter with Reggio Emilia: Children’s Early Learning made Visible

Practical and recommended

First Steps Toward Teaching the Reggio Way

Understanding the Reggio Approach: Early Years Education in Practice (Understanding the… Approach)

Bringing Reggio Emilia Home: An Innovative Approach to Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Education Series)

Windows on Learning: Documenting Children’s Work (Early Childhood Education Series)

Powerful Children: Understanding How to Teach and Learn Using the Reggio Approach (Early Childhood Education Series)

Are You Listening?: Fostering Conversations That Help Young Children Learn

Possible Schools: The Reggio Approach to Urban Education (Early Childhood Education)

Making Learning Visible: Children as Visible and Group Learners

Project Zero’s important collection of research and papers about the Reggio Emilia Approach

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