Creative Development in the Early Years Foundation Stage
By Pamela May
Series Editor: Sandy Green
Routledge – 2009 – 136 pages
Series: Practical Guidance in the EYFS
The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.
Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.
The clear and practical information in this book will help practitioners in supporting and developing the natural curiosity of children, helping them explore and express their own ideas through a variety of activities including music art and dance. The author explores the balance between the necessary freedoms of choice that creativity requires and the control which thoughtful practitioners must exert and offers ideas for building children's imaginations through play.
Chapter 1: Being Creative: Responding to Experiences, Expressing and Communicating Ideas Chapter 2: Exploring Media and Materials Chapter 3: Creating Music and Dance: Especially Song Chapter 4: Developing Imagination and imaginative Play Chapter 5: Creativity in the Wider Curriculum Chapter 6: Critical Thinking and the Creative Child: Challenges and Dilemmas
Pam May is an Early Years consultant.