Books & Materials by Cathy Topal

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Inspired by Reggio Emilia (co-authored with Lella Gandini) this book focuses on process over product, with chapters on collecting/organizing materials, stimulating thoughts about design, reflecting upon and extending work, and more. Appropriate for children 4+ years and older. Paperback 107pp.

Several sorting and categorizing activities are presented, along with individual and group projects and constructions.

Encourage your kids to express their creativity as they discover, collect, sort, arrange, experiment, and think with found and recyclable "stuff." The real-life experiences of teachers and children will inspire ideas that you can try at home: choose objects and turn them into a display, transform materials into a face, build and glue wood scraps to make constructions.