Time, and how children and adults use it, is central to the Reggio philosophy. The rhythm and pace of the child are always given overriding importance. This means really having time for children's 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.