QUOTES LORIS MALAGUZZI

“The child is made of one hundred. The child has a hundred languages”

“Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more.”

“The child has a hundred languages, a hundred hands, a hundred thoughts, a hundred ways of thinking, of playing, of speaking.”

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.”

“Education is a complex, multifaceted process that requires us to view children as capable and competent learners.”

“Learning and teaching should not stand on opposite banks and just watch the river flow by; instead, they should embark together on a journey down the water.”

“Your role as a teacher is not to fill the child with knowledge, but to create a spark that ignites their desire to learn.”

“It is necessary to rediscover the value of free time, of silence, of leisure, where life recovers its primordial beauty.”

“To be a teacher means to explore daily as much as to teach, to be always listening, open to surprises, and forever ready for anything.”

“Never forget that the child is a constructor of knowledge.”

“No child can grow and develop in optimal ways without a secure and meaningful relationship with someone who is important to them.”

“The environment should act as a kind of aquarium that reflects the ideas, ethics, attitudes, and culture of the people who live in it.”

“The teacher should be a guide, an inspiration, and a provocateur of thought and action.”

“The adult is like a mirror, a mirror that reflects back to the child their own image.”

“We need to create an environment that stimulates curiosity, invites exploration, and encourages questioning.”

“Children have a natural inclination to explore, discover, and make sense of the world around them. Our role is to nurture and enhance this innate curiosity.”

“Education should be seen as a social and collective responsibility, not just the task of schools and teachers.”

“The environment should be seen as the third teacher, alongside the child and the adult.”

“Children need to learn how to collaborate, communicate, and co-create with others. This is the essence of social learning.”

“Teaching is not about filling a bucket, but about lighting a fire.”

“The first thing that strikes the observer is that the child talks with himself, alone, with the objects, experimenting.”

“Being a teacher means taking care of the world.”

“The child knows more than they can express, more than we think.”

“The child is a researcher, a scientist. They investigate, ask questions, theorize, and test their ideas through play.”

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up.”

“The environment should be seen as a living organism that evolves and adapts to the needs and interests of the children.”

“Our goal should be to help children become confident, curious, and creative thinkers who can navigate the complexities of the world with joy and resilience.”

“The child is an explorer, a discoverer. They possess amazing potential that needs to be nurtured and celebrated.”

“Education should focus not only on academic knowledge, but also on the development of emotional intelligence, empathy, and social skills.”

“Children are not vessels to be filled with knowledge, but seeds to be nurtured and cultivated.”