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ERIC Number: EJ920233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Supporting Creativity: A Look at Children's Experiences at Two Preschools
Sudarsana, Madhavi
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n195 p33-35 Sep-Oct 2010
People have always valued and appreciated creativity, and art is a medium for expressing one's individuality and creativity. Creativity can be reflected in the products a person makes. For young children though, creativity is a road of trial and errors; it's a process. Adults nurture or inhibit children's creativity in their design of the physical environment, the materials they provide for children's use, and their responses to children's efforts. This article looks in on two preschool programs to see what they are doing to nurture children's creativity. Both provide children with opportunities for artistic expression, but their approaches are quite different, as are the results. It's important for classrooms to be inclusive of all learning styles. When teachers let children explore materials, solve problems, find alternatives and express themselves, they include all children. In this environment, learning happens without adult interference so the children learn to trust their own feelings, opinions, and forms of expression.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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