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.

A harness for children? No thanks!

Francesca Romana Grassoeducator

The idea of ​​putting a leash on children, as absurd as it is, is unfortunately true and indeed often falls out of fashion. Let’s find out why this practice is harmful to the relationship between parent and child and to the freedom of the latter

Welcome to Kindergarten

Chiara Borgiaeditor of Uppa magazine

Kindergarten corridor

Here are the changes and stimulating challenges children face when they enter kindergarten

Children and smartphones: never before the age of 3

Vincenzo Callapediatrician and founder of Uppa

Child sitting on the couch using a smartphone

Smartphones, tablets and laptops are widespread everywhere and it is important to be careful how children use them. Interview with the teacher Paola Cosolo Marangon

We teach children to dress themselves

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

Child who dresses himself

Children must always be given the opportunity to exercise their autonomy, limiting external interventions. A discussion that also applies to the process of choosing clothes and dressing

From kindergarten to elementary school

Giovanni Sapuccidirector of CEIS

Children in elementary school

Trying to make kindergarten a “small” primary school to speed up the transition to the second can be harmful because it does not put the child at the center of the issue.

First period: let’s talk about it!

Alessandra Pupomidwife

Sanitary napkin for menstruation

In many cultures, the first menstrual period is a moment of celebration and sharing, marking the transition from girl to woman. In our society, however, it is sometimes surrounded by a climate of secrecy, secrecy and shame

The value of silence

Isabella MichelettiMontessori coach

Child making a sign for silence

In a society that is increasingly less accustomed to silence, it is important to rediscover its value for individual and collective growth

Nature and the child

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

Little girl in nature hugs a tree

Thanks to sensory exploration, the child collects the main information about his environment and develops. The natural environment is absolutely the best teacher for the refinement of the senses

Montessori: how to use scissors and knives

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

The child learns to use scissors and knives

Children need to learn to handle potentially dangerous objects using real and functional ones, as replacing real tools with play tools gives the child inaccurate information

The frames with laces

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

Frame with laces

Close shirts and jackets and tie shoes. Here are the frames with laces, materials designed to encourage the child’s autonomy in dressing

How has the father’s role evolved?

Paolo Ragusatrainer and consultant

Child shakes father's hand

Let’s see how the father’s role has changed over time: from authoritarian to evolutionary, who compares himself to the mother, accompanies the child as he grows up, but is able to say “no”

Saying “no” helps children grow

Paolo Ragusatrainer and consultant

The little girl who tells him no

It is not always easy to say “no”, but it is important to be able to do it when necessary: ​​in this way the child’s development is promoted. Let’s see why

Montessori, Pickler, autonomy and freedom

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

The baby crawls during motor development

Like Maria Montessori, Emmi Pikler, a Hungarian pediatrician at the beginning of the twentieth century, also considered the natural motor development of the child, recognizing his learning autonomy and the risk of adult interference in the development process

Montessori: sensory letters for language development

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

Sensory letters for language development

During development, children go through different sensitive periods: times when they are particularly sensitive to acquiring certain skills. Let’s see how to use “sensory letters” in the language acquisition phase

Montessori method: sensory materials

Iliana Morellifounder of the BOBOTO project

The child uses Montessori sensory materials

Maria Montessori did not want to define her teaching proposal as a “method”. rather he preferred to use expressions such as ‘help for life’, support for child development

Technology user guide: from 6 to 12 years old

Daniele Novaraeducator

Little girl lying on sofa holding remote control

We try to know the interests and tastes of our children and accompany them in the discovery of creativity and the possibilities that technology can offer, establishing some rules

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