Education Archives

Raising a child also means educating them, helping them learn the rules of life necessary to live harmoniously with others in the communities we live in, and most importantly, helping them become independent adults. In addition to these aspects, in this category we also talk about kindergarten and school.

Housework is a family affair

Rossana Rebellatoeducator and consultant

It often happens that parents complain about their children’s lack of participation in home life. But taking care of common areas is a habit that should be passed on to children from early childhood

Pink for females and blue for males? Interview with Matteo Bussola

Anna Rita Longocommunication scientist

Two children are sitting at the table playing with tempera paints

Blue for boys, pink for girls: matching different colors based on gender is a very deep-rooted habit, but what is its history? What impact do stereotypes have on the lives of girls and boys and how can we get rid of them? Author and cartoonist Matteo Bussola reflects on these issues in his latest book, Viola e il blu

Learning math with origami

Anna Rita Longocommunication scientist

Children's hands making origami

The art of origami can be a creative and fun tool for introducing girls and boys to key math concepts, and geometry in particular.

Distance education and DSA: let’s take stock

Anna Rita Longocommunication scientist

Little girl in front of computer for distance education

Children and young people with Special Learning Disabilities have needs that must also be taken into account when organizing distance education. Let’s see what the successes were and what difficulties remain

How to get kids interested in math?

Anna Rita Longocommunication scientist

Child at the blackboard solving a math problem

There are many prejudices about mathematics: it is often considered a “difficult” subject, for which no one is “suited”. For what reason? How can we overcome this mistrust and help children become passionate about the subject?

Minors and the Internet: what risks?

Anna Rita Longocommunication scientist

little girl lying on the ground using a smartphone

The Internet and social networks are an integral part of children’s and young people’s lives and can prove to be powerful tools. However, it is important to be immediately informed about their critical and conscious use and to monitor the online activity of minors, who are always exposed to potential risks.

How to raise altruistic children?

Anna Rita Longocommunication scientist

Two small children hug each other

Is it possible to train altruism and “prosocial” behaviors? A recent study from the University of Milan-Bicocca highlights how by reading stories and talking about our feelings, from early childhood, we learn to “put ourselves in the shoes of others”.

How to respect and encourage the concentration of children?

Francesca PericaMontessori teacher

It is often said that children cannot concentrate, but Maria Montessori had already dispelled this myth. It is through concentration, generated by interest, that different skills are developed and perfected. Are there ways to encourage it?

Multilingualism and the Montessori method

Margherita VitaliMontessori teacher

a mother reads a picture book with her daughter

To encourage the acquisition of multiple languages ​​during early childhood, it is important to expose children to the languages ​​they want to learn as much as possible. No innovative strategies or methods are required, but some practical tips can be helpful

School: where do I start again?

Anna Rita Longocommunication scientist

view of an empty school classroom

In January, personal activities for all school levels should resume. What are the aspects that we need to rethink and what are the aspects that we need to start from again to guarantee an education that suits everyone’s needs?

Sex education at home and at school

Anna Oliverio Ferrarispsychologist and psychotherapist

Children kiss each other

Today’s children are surrounded by erotic images, which appear everywhere (films, trailers, commercials, TV shows, on billboards on the side of the road…). Is it a good idea for these images to “educate” our children, or is it the responsibility of adults to provide explanations and assessments that help them navigate such a multifaceted and complex field?

Disability: rights and support for families

Anna Rita Longocommunication scientist

Close up of little disabled girl in wheelchair

Let’s see what are the fundamental rights guaranteed to girls and boys with disabilities and their families and what tools Italian legislation provides to ensure adequate inclusion, especially in the school context

Everyday beauty opportunities

Elena Ravazoloeducator

The child is playing in the rain

The real challenge is not to recognize beauty in its grand manifestations, whether natural or human, but to find it in the simplicity of the everyday, from the environment, listening, words, well-made things.

Free to express themselves

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

Like all skills, creative thinking takes practice, starting in early childhood. The opinion of the parent is important as an educator and role model for the child, but his ideas and choices should not be perceived by the child as the only possible ways

The more I play, the more I learn

Alberto Oliverioneurobiologist

2 year old girl is playing at home

Grasping, handling, movement are fundamental aspects of the child’s physical and brain development process. In fact, play also promotes the development of those neural structures (especially the frontal cortex) that allow us to evaluate the consequences of our actions, respect for rules and moral aspects, for example the sense of guilt, generosity, solidarity and friendship

Rude kids?

Chiara Borgiaeditor of Uppa magazine

Child screams in a supermarket

In modern pedagogy, the child is recognized as an active subject of the educational relationship. Good habits, examples from adults and games with peers can encourage learning the rules of so-called good manners

Children are never in a hurry

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

the child plays unhurriedly

What drives the child to action is a deep motivation for growth and personal development: he wants the time he needs, he is not satisfied with what is available to him. The adult can facilitate this progress by providing an appropriate, safe and interesting environment, being humble and patient and giving the child all the necessary time to express, understand and practice.

These seemingly inexplicable physical ailments…

Chiara Borgiaeditor of Uppa magazine

little girl with phantom pain

Headaches, stomachaches, and various pains that come on suddenly are often more about emotions than illness. For example, a state of emotional distress such as fear is experienced by the child without being fully aware of what is happening and can often lead to these “symptoms”

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