This e-book is dedicated to our early years learners who are our source of inspiration.
Thanks to our Early Years Team for all the dedication, hard work, knowledge, reflection, passion and joy they bring each and every day.
MIS Early Years Team Anu, Chantell, Cynthia, Manasi, Sharon, Sonia
Table of Contents
100 Languages Poem IB Guiding Our Practice Learner Profile Attributes Approaches to Learning (ATL) 1. Welcome 2. Invitations 3. Explore 4. Bringing the Outdoors In 5. Outdoor Spaces 6. Learner Voice
100 languages by Loris Malaguzzi (translated by Lella Gandini)
NO WAY. THE HUNDRED IS THERE
The child is made of one hundred. The child has a hundred languages a hundred hands a hundred thoughts a hundred ways of thinking of playing, of speaking. A hundred always a hundred ways of listening of marveling of loving a hundred joys for singing and understanding a hundred worlds to discover a hundred worlds to invent a hundred worlds to dream. The child has a hundred languages (and a hundred hundred hundred more) but they steal ninety-nine.
The school and the culture separate the head from the body. They tell the child: to think without hands to do without head to listen and not to speak to understand without joy to love and to marvel only at Easter and Christmas. They tell the child: to discover the world already there and of the hundred they steal ninety-nine. They tell the child: that work and play reality and fantasy science and imagination sky and earth reason and dream are things that do not belong together.
And thus they tell the child that the hundred is not there. The child says: No way. The hundred is there.
The IB Guiding Our Practice
Source: Principles into practice, Figure EL01 Central features of learning in the early years