This week someone who I really trust told me that I shouldn’t have given up the old Yo-Yo Reggio blog. It wasn’t B., though she does look pretty mad about it all in the photo above.
The gist of the conversation was that it seems like I’ve abandoned our Reggio-inspired focus – basically selling out to the quotidian world of dish pan ratings and food choices (but I really wasn’t paid a dime for writing that last post about dish pans, I promise!). I guess I have to respectfully disagree.
The Reggio-inspired influence is still alive and well – in our hearts and in our home. And maybe someday I’ll return to a more focused approach on Y0-Yo Reggio – blogger is doing a fine job of holding my place for now.
As the idea of the Family Lab grew, I knew that I wanted to write about Reggio-inspired ideas in our home, as I’ve been doing for several years, but I wanted to keep my mind open to many approaches to parenting, learning, and play.
Choosing a guiding theme each month isn’t particularly Reggio-inspired, I’ll be the first to admit. They’re themes that are important to our whole family, but ultimately, I made the choice of which themes we would try to focus on each month. If S. were to choose the monthly topics, we’d be writing about Legos, every month. That could be a great blog too, of course – so if he ever wants to start a Lego blog, I’ll support him all the way.
In the meantime, our meal time inquiry and play continues. Tonight the kids helped me make guacamole when we got home, and B. was thrilled to wear the new apron that Aunty D. sent in the mail.
So what’s your opinion? Do you still see some Reggio-inspired goodness, in the FLIP project?