Time, and how children and adults use it, is central to the Reggio
philosophy. The rhythm and pace of the child is always given overriding
importance. This means really having time for children's thoughts and
ideas, and giving value to their work, their conversations and their
feelings by slowing down to listen to them.
In the Reggio approach, children are viewed as strong, rich and capable. They are seen as having preparedness, potential and curiosity in constructing their own learning.
Children have the right to use many materials in order to discover and communicate what they know, understand and question. In this way, they make their thinking visible through their many natural "languages." A studio teacher works closely with children and teachers to enable children to explore many materials and to use a great number of languages to make their thinking visible.