Bernadette DuffyBy encouraging creativity and imagination,we are promoting children’s ability to exploreand comprehend their world and increasingtheir opportunities to make new connectionsand reach new understandings.Supporting Creativity and Imagination in the Early Years (1998)
Arts is healthy! It helps children and parents...• Become Confident and motivated individuals• Socially well adapted to live and learn with others• Well balanced - high levels of emotional well being and good mental health• Build positive and Respectful relationships• Active and critical learners, engaging in sustained shared thinking• Good at Communicating skills, expressing their feelings, emotions, thoughts and ideas• Aware of their own sense of identity and individuality• Develop sensory and motor skills
A Creative EYFS Leader...• Scaffolds child’s ideas, opens up lines of enquiry.• Uses innovative approaches to EYFS.• Makes cross-curricular and wider links.• Provides exciting and memorable sessions that don’t get cleared away at snack time • Encourages a range of critical thinking skills that enable children to deconstruct ideas and problems.• Provides the opportunity and impetus for children to work collaboratively, individually and confidently.• Leads to excited, engaged and motivated learners.
Expressive Arts and Design Early Learning Goal Children sing songs, make music and dance, and experimentExploring and using with ways of changing them. They safely use and explore amedia and materials variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function. Children use what they have learnt about media and materialsBeing imaginative in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.
Young children’s stories express deep andsignificant ideas
Earlyarts - the award winning network for people working creatively with children and families in the arts, cultural and early years sectors