25 April 2010
My daughter proudly presented me with this little surprise after school recently. I've heard a lot of talk, maybe a bit of snickering, of the perfect nature of art projects that are brought home by (American) children attending local Italian preschools and elementary schools. Evidently it's quite different from the typical American expectation. Some of the pieces that are brought to our house also leave me wondering who the primary artist might be, especially those crafted around special occasions. I've come to think of them as gifts from the teacher rather than Young One masterpieces.
However. . . I can assure you that I did not teach my five-year-old daughter how to make three dimensional pop-up art, and that if she insists that she created it all by herself during free time -- well, then, she did . . . but there must be some bit of art education happening to inspire her creativity. It can't be all teacher-centered perfectionism if this little gem is also being created within the walls.
That's just my two (Euro) cents.
Topics: Italian Education