- Creative thinking -- Study and teaching (Early childhood)
- Creative ability in children
- Child development.
- Practical guidance in the EYFS
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- ContentsAcknowledgementsIntroductionChapter 1 Creativity, a theoretical baseA definition of CreativityFive Conditions for CreativityWhy Creativity is importantThe Stages of CreativityThe Spiral CurriculumCreativity and PlayKey Aspects of PlayCreativity in the wider curriculumThe Adults' Role in Children's ActivityConclusionChapter 2 :Being Creative: responding to experiences, expressing and communicating ideasBirth to 11months: Use movement and sensory exploration to connect with their immediate environment8-20 months: Respond to what they see, hear, small, touch and feel16-26 months: Express themselves through physical action and sound16-26 months: Explore by repeating patterns of play22-36 months: Seek to make sense of what they see, hear, touch and feel30-50months: Use language and other forms of communication to share the things they create, or to indicate personal satisfaction or frustration40-60 months: Make comparisons and create new connectionsChapter Three: Exploring Media and MaterialsBirth to 11 months: Development matters: discover mark-making by chance, noticing, for instance, that trailing a finger through spilt juice changes it.8-20 months: Explore and experiment with a range of media using whole body16-26 months: Create and experiment with blocks, colours and marks22-36 months: Begin to combine movement, materials, media or marks30-50 months: Explore colour and begin to differentiate between colours40-60months: Explore what happens when they mix colours. Choose particular colours to use for a purposeChapter Four: Creating Music and DanceBirth-11months: Respond to a range of familiar sounds, for example, turning to a sound source such as a voice.8-20 months: Move their whole bodies to sounds they enjoy, such as music or a regular beat16-26 months: Begin to move to music, listen to or join in rhymes and songs22-36 months: Create sounds by banging, shaking, tapping or blowing30-50 months: Explore and learn how sounds can be changed30-60 months: Imitate and create movement in response to music40-60 months: Begin to build a repertoire of songs and dancesChapter five: Developing Imagination and Imaginative PlayBirth-11months: Smile with the pleasure of recognisable playthings8-20 months: Enjoy making noises or movements spontaneously18-26 months: Pretend that one object represents another, especially when objects have characteristics in common22-36 months: Begin to make-believe by pretending30-50 months: Notice what adults do, imitating what is observed and then doing it spontaneously when the adult is not there.Use available resources to create props to support role play.Develop a repertoire of actions by putting a sequence of movements together.40-60 months: Introduce a story-line or narrative into their play.Play alongside other children who are engaged in the same theme.Play cooperatively as part of a group to act out a narrative
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