ERIC Number: ED450870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Seeing, Making, Doing: Creative Development in Early Years Settings. Early Education Support Series.
Part of a series for early years teachers in Scotland, this guide focuses on ways to provide creative opportunities that support and enhance child development. The guide discusses how to respect children's creativity while observing and developing their skills and suggests practical and creative alternatives to the mass production of identical pieces of work in early years centers and schools. The guide examines the role of creative play and the arts in early learning, helps staff gain confidence in their own creative activities, suggests ways of planning activities, and offers suggestions for arranging the environment. Further, the guide shows how young children and staff can benefit from contacts with the arts and their work, and explains how to arrange an artist-in-residence project at an early years center or school. The guide also offers advice in how to make the most of a visit to an art gallery, theater, or sculpture park and points out where to start in funding these projects. Case studies and photographs of successful creative projects are interspersed throughout the guide to illustrate how a variety of organizations have used the suggestions with young children. The guide concludes with lists of publishers specializing in materials for children, a reference list, and contact information for relevant groups and organizations. Contains a 26-item list of sources for further reading. (KB)
Descriptors: Art Education, Childrens Art, Creative Development, Creativity, Cultural Enrichment, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Reggio Emilia Approach, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning and Teaching Scotland, Dundee.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)