For children, a ‘Reggio Inspired’ provocation is an open ended activity that doesn’t have a prescribed outcome. Instead it is designed to stimulate ideas, initiative and imagination for children. Simply put, a provocation is a deliberate and thoughtful decision made by the teacher to extend the ideas of the children. Teachers provide materials, media, and general direction as needed, but the children take the ideas where they want. This allows children to develop skills of creativity, inventiveness and flexibility in thinking, planning and reflecting.
This summer we are exploring literacy provocations, in which the teacher reads a book and lets the students create whatever comes to mind while being read the book with the materials provided. The reading of book provokes the thought process and lets the imagination run wild. Take a look below!