Creative Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage

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Routledge, 2009 - Education - 136 pages
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A child's creative attitudes and abilities are fundamental to a life that makes a positive contribution. The balance between the necessary freedoms of choice that creativity requires and the control which thoughtful practitioners must exert is explored in this book as well as practical ideas to encourage children to think creatively. We know that practitioners responsible for the nurturing of young children in their settings, are conscientious, but busy people. We also know that students need clear accessible material to help them further their learning. Creative Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage will help readers to reflect on their own practice and understanding, and help them provide learning opportunities for young children that are relevant, realistic and challenging, so that the unique needs of all children are met. This highly practical series links fully and comfortably to the Early Years Foundation Stage making the implementation of the practice guidance within your setting easy. Each book provides a theoretical background on which good practice is based, helping practitioners provide children with a relevant, age appropriate, exciting and challenging curriculum in each area of learning. Each book includes: Easy to implement practical ideas across all age groups Suggestions for innovative use of everyday resources and/or popular books and stories How to consider each area of learning within its broadest context. The series is complemented by a planning book providing clear ideas on how to plan and deliver cross-curriculum activities throughout the EYFS, and how to use observation and assessment in a positive way to inform practice.

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1 Being creative
2 Exploring media and materials
3 Creating music and dance
4 Developing imagination and imaginative play

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Pam May is an Early Years consultant.

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