In Italy, you learn how to work with hammers and saws at a very young age. It doesn’t matter if you barely know how to tie your shoes, if you’re at a Reggio school, you’re going to know how to use a hammer. Schools near the Reggio Emilia region of Italy encourage their kids to pursue creativity through woodworking. Children will develop their problem-solving skills by building small pieces of wood art. Italians are also fully invested in family and cultural life. Italians are naturally generous and love feeding their friends and family, which is why they have such a large network of connections around them at all times.
Late at night, you’ll see families of all ages strolling around town and walking through the city. Stephanie Yoder, who moved to Italy from the USA, said, “Being able to send Marcella to daycare half the day has been one of the greatest blessings of this move. She loves it, she’s learning Italian, her social skills are improving, and Mike and I have a chance to get work done without constantly handing her off to each other.” Daycare is a lot more affordable in Italy, which makes raising a child much easier. The cost of Italian universities is very low, especially when compared to their American counterparts. To top it all off, Italy offers wonderful healthcare (Content O Italiano).