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541525 (Softbound)
978-1-60554-152-5 (Softbound)
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Published by Redleaf Press

An assemblage of affectionately written notes and photographs, Story of Laura, the original diary, chronicles the journey of one child's first months in an infant-toddler program in Reggio Emilia, Italy. It details the progression of eleven-month-old Laura's growth and milestones in the program and offers a unique perspective on her early child care experience.

Beautifully presented, The Diary of Laura includes a reproduction of the Italian diary, first published in 1983, next to the new English translation. Many of you will recognize the last entry—Laura's notable discoveries about a watch.

One of the few Reggio Emilia books focused on the infant and toddler years, the diary is a powerful tool for early childhood students and professionals. This account of Reggio-based care is an insightful model for observation and reflection.

The Diary of Laura includes reflective essays from:

J. Ronald Lally EdD
Co-Director, Center for Child and Family Studies, WestEd
San Francisco, California, United States of America

Pat Wharton
Pedagogical Consultant, Early Learning Associates
Stirling, Scotland

Jan Millikan
Pedagogical Director, Reggio Australia Exchange
Victoria, Australia

Moonja Oh
Director, Korean Center for Children and Teachers (KCCT) Early Childhood Consultant
Seoul, Korea

Harold Göthson
Reggio Emilia Institute
Stockholm, Sweden

120 pages

About Carolyn Edwards, EdD

Carolyn Edwards was a professor of psychology and child, youth, and family studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She earned a doctorate in human development from Harvard University and more..

About Carlina Rinaldi

Carlina Rinaldi is President of Reggio Children and Professor of Pedagogy at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She worked side by side with Loris Malaguzzi in the municipal infant-toddler more..