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100 Languages

Howard Gardener has given us the useful notion of multiple intelligences — that being smart means music, movement, social skills, self-awareness, spatial reasoning and artistic expression, as well as logic, mathematics and language. More poetically, Loris Malaguzzi has given us the phrase, "The Hundred Languages of Children," which refers to the virtually infinite numbers of ways that children can express, explore, and connect their thoughts, feelings and imaginings. These expanded ideas of intelligence empower children and adults whose strengths too often go unrecognized, and remind teachers that a narrow curriculum neglects the full range of significant human capacities. At Children First, we offer a rich variety of opportunities for representation every day, and encourage the children to try their hand at many different materials and experiences.

 

CHILDREN FIRST
A Non-Profit Preschool
childrenfirst@mindspring.com

"it is only fair that each child be cherished." - Coritz