Birds don’t have dreams because they have wings is just one of the inspirational quotes from a child at Little Barn Owls Nursery and Farm School, Horsham when exploring their new outdoor atelier, and the atelierista explained it was a place where dreams could be made.
Once children are helped to perceive themselves as authors and inventors, once they are helped to discover the pleasure of inquiry, their motivation and interest explode. (Loris Malaguzzi)
Our intention is clearly to help children search for and discover parts of their world that may risk remaining hidden. Moreover, we want to be sure that the desires, interests and intelligences and capacity for enjoying and seeking – which are a child’s inborn resource – do not remain buried and unused. (Malaguzzi 1997)
This sums it up for me!