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The unheard voice of children series

Children are real researchers: they elaborate and modify theories, with others and individually, while they interpret the world and things. 

School can become the place for research into meaning and sense, for that tension towards knowledge that children also experience autonomously.

“Children talk, and they have always talked, though their words are rarely listened to and leave no trace.

The words of children may at times seem strangely similar to our own, but they recall faraway and unknown worlds and meanings to which we as adults too often remain deaf and insensitive. Giving a voice to childhood thus means recognizing children’s right to be the primary authors of their lives. Giving a voice to children is the courageous adventure of this editorial series that urges us to open our ears and listen to this unheard voice.”

Sergio Spaggiari, 1995


Shoe and meter

The starting point is a concrete request: the school needs a new ...



A book about love written and narrated by the children of La Vill...


The little ones of silent movies

Make-believe with children and fish at the infant-toddler centre


A journey into the rights of children

A “dictionary” of rights: Diana Preschool children’s point of vie...



“We are the explorers of the Diana School, we’re the strongest of...


The Fountains

“Let’s make an amusement park for the birds!”

A starting idea wi...