Becoming a Toy Designer

Karen Hewitt
Designer and President of Learning Materials Workshop

Learning Materials Workshop is the U.S. distributor for Reggio Children publications. Karen Hewitt, president of LMW, first visited Reggio Emilia in 1993 where she observed the extraordinary work in the infant-toddler and preschool centers and attended seminars with Loris Malaguzzi. The connection between children’s learning, open-ended materials, and the environment resonated with her work as an early childhood educator and a designer of children’s toys.

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