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ERIC Number: ED204015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Creative Thinking and the Education of Young Children: The Fourth Basic Skill.
Trostle, Susan L.; Yawkey, Thomas Daniels
It is the responsibility of the early childhood educator to ensure that creative thinking is part of the preschool curriculum because of its beneficial effects on academic and social learning in the young child. There are basically seven strategies that can be used to facilitate creative thinking in young children. These strategies are: (1) allowing children to use physical objects in their own ways; (2) having adults model creative play behavior; (3) providing time for children to explore; (4) offering oral cues when children are showing creative thinking and imagination; (5) using descriptive elaboration of children's statements; (6) changing familiar objects to unfamiliar ones; and (7) adding related and unrelated objects to the young child's role playing activities. Examples of the use of the seven strategies are provided. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A