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Creative Arts for Early Childhood

Creative Arts for Early Childhood

Sinéad E. Kelly

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A new practical guide to understanding and planning creative activities that promote a child’s learning, development and well-being, with specific regard to age and stage of development.

  • Introduces and examines the role and benefits of creative media – such as movement and dance, visual arts, drama and music – as a form of communication, therapy and education.
  • Applies the themes and principles of Aistear and Síolta to all activities.
  • Demonstrates examples of child-led indoor and outdoor activities based on the creative arts curriculum, with emphasis on process-based play.
  • Provides clear step-by-step instructions for planning, implementing and assessing activities, taking possible financial and time restrictions into consideration.
  • Emphasises the role of the adult in facilitating the child’s engagement within the creative arts curriculum.
  • Presents recent changes in legislation and pre-school regulations in Ireland, and current views and findings on creativity in early childhood.
  • Follows the ethos of the HighScope model, while referring to the work of other philosophies such as Reggio Emilia.

Wriiten For: Creative Arts for Early Childhood Level 5 module [5N1769] and Early Childhood Arts and Culture Level 6 module [6N1936], as part of the Early Childhood Care and Education QQI awards. Any childcare modules where creative activities form an integral part of assessment

Additional Information

Author Sinéad E. Kelly
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 28 Mar 2014
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717159741

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