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.

Parents and teachers: an essential alliance

Valentina Nicoledevelopmental psychologist

Both parents and teachers are interested in the education of children, and the misunderstandings that may arise are generally associated with anxiety and unmotivated fears.

When children have something to teach

Arianna Pesce GoffiPsychologist

Kindergarten children around a table in a different classroom

The Russian psychologist Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky conceived of learning as the fruit of social interaction. His theories are important for understanding the reasons that led to the creation of heterogeneous classes in kindergartens

Empathy also means learning to say “no”

Giuditta Mastrototaroeducator

Mother from behind hugging her daughter

Knowing how to say “no” to our children is important and can be a conversation starter: behind every “no” there is always a “yes” if you educate with empathy

Born in two: what does it mean to raise twins?

Valentina Alice Tomasellidevelopmental psychotherapist

Two twin children

Scientific studies over the past twenty years have allowed us to discover how the bond between twins begins already during pregnancy. These specific forms of interaction continue even after birth

Children and mountains: a winning combination

Elena Ugapediatrician

Children walk in the mountains

Physical activity during the developmental years contributes to the development of muscles and bones, the cardiovascular and endocrine-metabolic systems. The mountain is the right place for this purpose, but some precautions are necessary

Learning to work together without giving up individuality

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

Kindergarten children working together on drawing

It is important for children to learn to cooperate with others and develop their individuality. They are not contradictory needs and both must be considered during the educational process

Prohibitions: what if the child reacts badly?

Elena Ravazoloeducator

Child reacting by screaming to a ban

The emotional outburst that can occur when faced with a ban is dictated in most cases by the fact that children do not feel heard and understood and cannot find any other way to communicate what they feel. We must avoid bringing them into this situation

Masturbation in children: let’s talk about it

Elena Ravazoloeducator

Braided legs of a little girl

Self-eroticism makes adults feel uncomfortable and they often don’t know how to approach this topic. In fact, it is a normal stage in the development of every human being

Aggressive behaviors of children

Elena Ravazoloeducator

Close-up of the child in an aggressive stance

How can we prepare children for the inevitable encounter with peers who behave aggressively or inappropriately? Our educator answers a mother’s question

If I’m wrong I apologize!

Chiara Borgiaeditor of Uppa magazine

Two children make peace

Today, does it still make sense to recommend some of the good manners that have been handed down over time, or are they just empty words, formal cues to behavior with no real educational content? Let’s learn together

Adolescence and perception of time

Valentina Alice Tomasellidevelopmental psychotherapist

Child balancing on a log

The relationship to time is central to identity formation and changes over the course of life. Let’s see what happens in adolescence and how to support our children in this not always easy period

How to choose the right musical instrument?

Maria Teresa Palermomusician and musicologist AIM

The little girl who chose to play the piano

How to help your child choose the right musical instrument? Let’s look together at the most important aspects to consider

Educate with empathy and raise them with confidence

Giuditta Mastrototaroeducator

Mother and infant looking at each other with empathy

Empathy is part of our baggage as human beings, it’s just a matter of not forgetting it. We don’t need to be closed in our role as professionals, as parents, as teachers, but we have the courage to bring the child closer from person to person.

The Importance of Cultivating “The Feeling of Nature”

Iliana Morellifounder of the BOBOTO project

Little girl blowing on a dandelion

Maria Montessori urges the child to nurture and increase the “feeling of nature”, understood as attention, respect and curiosity towards what lives in the world around him. Some tips on how to do it

Let’s leave them free to develop independently

Francesco Tonuccieducator

Children go to school hand in hand

Our children are always assisted and supervised by adults, both in school and in the afternoon activities. It has become impossible for them to experience experiences of discovery, exploration and adventure. Instead, it is necessary to ensure them the right level of autonomy

Montessori and Suzuki: education goes through music and the environment

Cecilia Musmecimusician and teacher And Eliza Sargentimusician and teacher

Xylophone for children

Montessori and Suzuki advocated the centrality of musical learning in children, also stating that everyone is born with talents that can be developed if the environment allows

Between school and nature: Maria Montessori’s advice

Iliana Morellifounder of the BOBOTO project

The child observes a flower

Through outdoor educational activities, the child can directly experience nature: he can observe the life cycle of plants, perceive the passage of time, the change of seasons, etc. Word of Maria Montessori

A kindergarten in the middle of the forest

Lorenzo CalliaCEO of Uppa

Child strokes a tree trunk

The project “The forest of the little ones”, in the province of Biella, is inspired by Montessori, Rousseau, Steiner, Neil, Pizzigoni, the Agazzi sisters. It is a reality in which there are no classrooms and the child is completely immersed in nature

Montessori play: what is it and how does it work?

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

Little girl plays with toy work tools

Maria Montessori defines children’s multi-play activities as “work”, to emphasize their importance in development and maturation. Educator Annalisa Perino talks to us

Montessori Method: let’s sort it out!

Annalisa PerinoMontessori educator

Children's room to arrange

Children, like adults, prefer order to disorder. So let’s try to help them get into the good habit of tidying up right away by following eight helpful tips

Train for autonomy

Isabella MichelettiMontessori coach

The child learns to wash dishes

The “executive functions” of the individual are not completely innate: they are gradually renewed through exercise and already manifested in the young child, gradually becoming more and more complex and refined.

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