“My whole life is in there, the past – everything that was, the people, everything!
Jakob, six years old, about his portfolio.
Every child has the right to be perceived in its uniqueness and to follow its individual development and learning paths. Portfolio is an innovative form of learning and documentation that consistently focuses on the strengths and individual development of each child. The method is both simple and challenging: drawings, dialogues with children, photos and other snapshots of the child’s developmental history are documented and collected – thus creating a kind of archive on the child’s development. In Schau was ich schon kann! a study is presented that deals with the question of how portfolio works in kindergarten. How do you succeed in making children’s talents and learning paths visible? What role do adults play? Numerous practical examples provide exciting insights into the children’s world and into working with portfolios in kindergarten.