Outcome 1.2 Explain current theoretical approaches to creativity and creative learning in early childhood. Creativity is more about the process rather than the end product. This process is useful for many reasons like develop confidence, good relationships, find out what talents do they have and teaches us about what can we give it to others. Being involved in creative activities is fun and absorbing for children. It helps children to have positive experiences and develop important abilities like Collaboration- being happy to work together Concentration- focusing on what they are doing Communication and language- developing good communication through talking, listening and writing Developing good relationships- working together and making new friends Imagination- bringing ideas to life Physical activity- participating in activities that encourage movement Problem solving- being able to explore different solutions Outcome 1.3 Critically analyse how creativity and creative learning can support young children’s emotional, social, intellectual, communication and physical development.
Another example would be by learning their letter sounds and alphabet then using them later for spelling and vocabulary activities. Develop their understanding through talking Understanding through talking is vital for children and can be achieved with activities such as “show and tell”. This is when a child will bring an object to school and talk about it in front of the class. Alternatively they can do this by using role play, dressing up and playing in the class’ home area. All these activities help children learn.
For the children that did like to play with the mixture I would encourage them to feel it and tell me what it felt like, whether it was smooth, cold, lumpy and sticky. Froebel is a theorist that says it is important to develop the whole child through the senses and first-hand experiences. This activity works alongside this as the children are feeling ti for themselves and are able to explain to a practitioner how they felt about the experiences that they had just had, they could also talk about the fact that they liked it or
The “child’s play” that goes on in the toddler class is an opportunity for children to create, discover, and experiment. When play is supported and allowed to emerge, the toddler begins to learn about a variety of concepts that lead inevitably to intellectual curiosity and development. The Toddler class engages students in activities that promote development of the following skill areas: Creative: The art area is a wonderful opportunity for children to express their imagination and individuality, and it also develops fine motor skills and reading fundamentals in the process. Children learn to identify shapes of letters in personal drawings, differentiate foreground and background (i.e. learn about color by mixing paint, talking with the teacher
How do you know this? Was the activity effective in promoting children’s development?I feel all children involved in this activity progressed, as the pupils we have with visual impairment where looking at what they were doing with the paint and it was holding their attention as they could feel what they were doing and wanted to explore it more with their hands, they were even putting their painted hands closer to their faces to see what it was and what they were doing. The children we have who do not like getting their hands dirty even progressed with adult supervision (hand over hand) we slowly put their hands in the paint and rubbed the paint through their fingers it was a struggle at first but by the end of the activity most of our pupils would try to go for the paint themselves. You could see that all the children felt proud of themselves by the end of the activity as they were all smiling and that they felt that they had achieved something. The children in our class who have multiple sclerosis did a great job of holding the paint brushes and rollers as before we started off doing this hand over hand and by the end of the activity they were able to hold the brushes for a few minutes on their own before dropping it (which they thought was great fun as it would slash paint everywhere).
Dramatic / Imaginary Play Resources Report As I have learnt through TAFE, the early years of childhood is the most vital part in the child’s life to learn everything, try out new tasks and learn how to socialize with others. These important tasks are learnt through play and exploring the environment. Young children learn by imagining and doing things as they play throughout the day. Pretend/Imaginary play is an important for children’s social and emotional development as they learn how to take turns, share, interact with others and how to problem solve. According to “ Importance of Pretend play/ Scholastic.com” Imaginary play builds language skills, cognitive skills and social and emotional skills.
What can be done to ensure that the arts are a component in the project? I think that the project approach should the interest of the children. It keeps them interested and the opportunity for growth development curiosity and wanting to learn creativity. The arts can be ensured by including work that will allow children to do project based on what they learned. 3.
Look for and heed age recommendations, such as "Not recommended for children under three." Look for other safety labels including: "Flame retardant/Flame resistant" on fabric products and "Washable/hygienic materials" on stuffed toys and dolls. Play teaches children how to interact with others and learn about the world. The toys you select for your young child affect his development. Your child's current developmental stage plays a major role in toy selection.
Every child learns at a different pace, in different ways. I do believe that the process of learning should be not only educational by the point of the lesson. For example teaching the children to know their letter a there should not only be work sheets that go with learning that letter. There should be games, art, enrichments throughout every zone of our classrooms to help each child learn the letter A and the sound it makes, How to write it, what it sounds like, and what things start and sound like the letter A. Learning should be fun and interesting at the same time.
D3. – In an after school club setting children may be involved in creative play for example a child could paint a picture. Creative play promotes learning and development in children it is important for a child to express them selves in different ways and by allowing a child to do something on there own will give them confidence it then allows the child to explore and develop their senses and different materials. In a nursery school the one type of play the children maybe involved in is pretend play for example children play dress up or pretend there having a tea party. Role playing helps children learn about social roles and rules and they practise doing things in different ways how ever pretend play also develops language skills and the ability to plan ahead and problem solve and think creatively.