"Play is the work of childhood"
What is an Invitation to Play?
An invitation to play is a concept derived from the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. The Reggio philosophy encourages children to learn through exploration, by providing materials that 'invite them to play' in a creative and non-directive way. Each 'invitation' is lovingly handmade, using natural and carefully sourced recycled and repurposed materials, where possible. The emphasis is on beauty and sensory pleasure, to encourage and inspire creative play in young children.