This book represents an innovative project in which parents, teachers and other professionals work collaboratively to observe children, understand them at a deep emotional level through their play and interaction with others, and facilitate their relationships with themselves as individuals and with others. The work described has been particularly important in nurturing children's creativity and fostering effective relationships between teachers, parents and children. The innovative nursery described has been an important preventative facility in promoting the wellbeing of young children. The Italian government has supported this highly esteemed project.

part 1|44 pages

On Learning To Observe

chapter 1|10 pages

The Tempo Lineare project

ByPatrizia Pasquini

chapter 2|12 pages

Listening to, and sharing, the experience of growth

ByPatrizia Pasquini

chapter 4|8 pages

Weaving bonds: Tempo Lineare, a school for life

ByCarla Busato Barbaglio

part 2|76 pages

How The Young Mind Is Built

chapter 6|10 pages

Becoming a parent of an adopted child

ByCarla Busato Barbaglio

chapter 7|19 pages

Primitive protections used by fostered and adopted children

ByJeanne Magagna

chapter 8|8 pages

An adopted child developing within a nursery group

ByPatrizia Pasquini

chapter 9|19 pages

Feeling good, feeling bad; being good and being bad

ByJeanne Magagna

chapter 10|8 pages

The observation of children with eating difficulties

ByPatrizia Pasquini

part 3|67 pages

Compassionately Comprehending Children Playing

chapter 11|5 pages

A way of looking at a child that contains and creates meaning

ByCarla Busato Barbaglio

chapter 12|18 pages

A special time for playing and thinking together

ByJeanne Magagna

chapter 13|10 pages

Developing altruistic skills in Tempo Lineare: ‘The Island of Puppies”

ByPatrizia Pasquini

chapter 14|17 pages

Creating space in the family for imagination and creativity

ByJeanne Magagna

chapter 15|14 pages

Living in a group: children learning to know themselves and others

ByPatrizia Pasquini

part 4|16 pages

From One Tale Another Tale is Born

chapter 16|4 pages

The children’s fairy tales

ByJeanne Magagna

chapter 17|4 pages

From tales to life and from life to tales

ByPatrizia Pasquini

chapter 18|7 pages

“The Queen of the Caramels”

ByPatrizia Pasquini

part 5|59 pages

The Couple, The Family, The Group, and Society

part 6|28 pages

Parents Creating and Collaborating

chapter 24|27 pages

The parents speaking

ByJeanne Magagna