Developing creativity in young children

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A teaching session suitable for parents and students up to Level 3 on developing creativity in young children through painting activities. The foundations of the Powerpoint may be used as a starting point for higher level students and Early Years practitioners and professional.

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  • Extension/differentiation Offer students/practitioners an opportunity to experience these activities for themselves; to talk about the experience as it occurs and to reflect upon it afterwards. Discuss student/practitioners real experiences of painting activities with children. Use children’s paintings as artefacts through which to learn about child development (see next slide).
  • Developing creativity in young children

    1. 1. The importance of creative activities The following Slideshare presentation is offered for your complimentary use as part of ProCEEd’s commitment to working together for children to enhance provision and practice Enhancing Provision and Practice with Dr. Margaret Simms ProCEEd Early Years Consultant ProCEEd Early Years Consultancy
    2. 2. Developing creativity in young children Objective To explore the benefits to children of different painting activities and techniques Enhancing provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    3. 3. Reasons for painting <ul><li>How many reasons can you think of </li></ul><ul><li>for encouraging creativity in children </li></ul><ul><li>from a very early age? </li></ul>Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    4. 4. Painting activities What painting activities can you offer that will encourage creativity in children? Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    5. 5. <ul><li>String painting </li></ul><ul><li>Bubble painting </li></ul><ul><li>Printing </li></ul><ul><li>Painting with brushes </li></ul><ul><li> Butterfly painting </li></ul><ul><li>Hand and finger painting </li></ul>Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    6. 6. SPIELS <ul><li>Do your reasons for encouraging </li></ul><ul><li>creativity in children </li></ul><ul><li>meet child development needs? </li></ul><ul><li>S ocial </li></ul><ul><li>P hysical </li></ul><ul><li>I ntellectual </li></ul><ul><li>E motional </li></ul><ul><li>L anguage </li></ul><ul><li>S enses </li></ul>Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    7. 7. SPIELS <ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction with other children </li></ul><ul><li>and adults </li></ul><ul><li>Social Physical Intellectual Emotional Language Senses </li></ul>Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    8. 8. SPIELS <ul><li>Physical </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> gross motor skills </li></ul><ul><li> fine motor skills </li></ul><ul><li> hand - eye coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Social Physical Intellectual Emotional Language Senses </li></ul>Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    9. 9. SPIELS <ul><li>Intellectual </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>creativity </li></ul><ul><li>problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>memory </li></ul><ul><li>thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Social Physical Intellectual Emotional Language Senses </li></ul>Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    10. 10. SPIELS <ul><li>Emotional </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> expressing feelings </li></ul><ul><li>empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Social Physical Intellectual Emotional Language Senses </li></ul>Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    11. 11. SPIELS <ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>verbal language </li></ul><ul><li>non-verbal language </li></ul><ul><li>Social Physical Intellectual Emotional Language Senses </li></ul>Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    12. 12. SPIELS <ul><li>Senses </li></ul><ul><li>hearing </li></ul><ul><li>taste </li></ul><ul><li>touch </li></ul><ul><li>sight </li></ul><ul><li> smell </li></ul><ul><li>Social Physical Intellectual Emotional Language Senses </li></ul>Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    13. 13. Health and Safety <ul><li> Discuss the following and put into order of importance: </li></ul><ul><li>Cover tables, surfaces and floor </li></ul><ul><li>Check for allergies </li></ul><ul><li>Supervise children continually </li></ul><ul><li>Use aprons </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure there is sink facilities near by </li></ul><ul><li>Check settings policies on using certain items </li></ul>Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    14. 14. Design an activity card <ul><li>Your activity card must include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Description of the activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended age of the child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of the practitioner in supporting the activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How the activity promotes SPIELS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptations for children with specific needs </li></ul></ul>Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy
    15. 15. Working together for children <ul><li>This complementary Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>presentation is brought to you by </li></ul><ul><li>ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy. </li></ul><ul><li>At ProCEEd we specialise in Early Years training, research, </li></ul><ul><li>evaluation and event planning. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your consultancy needs: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Visit : http://www.proceedc.com because working together for children works! </li></ul>Enhancing Early Years provision and practice with ProCEEd, Nottinghamshire’s Early Years Consultancy

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